Prairie plant biology and conservation REU internship (Minnesota)

The Echinacea Project is looking for enthusiastic undergraduate researchers for the 2024 summer field season. Our project investigates how small population size and reduced genetic diversity influence individual fitness, population demographics, plant-insect interactions and evolution in the purple coneflower, Echinacea angustifolia. We seek students with interests in plant population biology, evolution and quantitative genetics, pollination biology, plant-insect interactions, and conservation biology. This REU (research experience for undergraduates) is a great opportunity for aspiring ecologists, conservation biologists, and evolutionary biologists to gain field research experience. There are also opportunities for those with quantitative backgrounds (statistics, math, computer science) to gain experience managing data, programming, or modeling.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Location: western MinnesotaÃf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Duration: 10-12 weeks during June-August with flexible start and end datesÃf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Application review begins 21 FebruaryÃf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Salary: $640/week stipend, travel expenses to the research site are covered. We provide housing.We especially encourage individuals from groups underrepresented in science to apply! Learn more and apply at: