REU Site: Botany and Conservation Biology Research

Title 
REU Site: Botany and Conservation Biology Research
Institution 
Missouri Botanical Garden
Institution Type 
Research institution
City 
St. Louis
State 
MO
Field 
Botany, Conservation, Ethnobotany, Restoration Ecology, Taxonomy, Systematics, Population Genetics
Start Date 
6/4/18
End Date 
8/10/18
Stipend 
$525 (weekly)
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
2/28/18
Description 
Students will work closely with a Ph.D. mentor from the Missouri Botanical Garden on an independent research project. Projects available in 2018 involve subjects including taxonomy of tropical plant species, genetic diversity, speciation, conservation biology, restoration ecology, effects of climate change on plant phenology, ethnobotany, and new crop development. Students will be trained in all aspects of research, including project design, background research using library and electronic resources, methods, data collection and analysis, and presentation of results in a poster, public research symposium, and possibly a published paper.
Qualifications 
Students must be returning to an undergraduate degree program in the fall following the REU program. If you will be graduating in May or June in the year of the program, you are not eligible. To be eligible you must also be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Contact 
Wendy Applequist
URL 
http://www.mobot.org/reu
Email 
reu@mobot.org
Number of Participants 
10-12
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
yes