Great Lakes REU, Summer 2017

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Central Michigan University is seeking undergraduate students to participate in a 10-week research experience at its Biological Station (CMUBS) on Beaver Island. This program will provide funding for 5-7 undergraduates to work with CMU faculty on research projects related to the chemical and physical aspects of nearshore Lake Michigan and how these aspects affect algal, invertebrate, and fish communities. Research will also emphasize how water currents alter the availability of nutrients, the abundance and diversity of organisms, and nearshore-offshore coupling.

Students will live and work on Beaver Island from May 21 – July 29, 2017, receiving a $4,500 stipend, together with free room and board and up to $500 for travel to Beaver Island.

More information on the program and the online application are available at:

graduate research opportunity in wind energy

Hi seniors and alums,

Perhaps of interest (see below).

Cheers, Salma

Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:26:09 +0000
From: “Firestone, Jeremy Mark” >
Subject: Graduate Research Fellowships Available in Wind Energy and Storage at the University of Delaware

Hi all, Please share this with you undergraduate and master’s students. The University of Delaware has graduate student research fellowships for students with research interests in wind energy or storage. We are particularly interested in fellows who are interested in socio-economic/cultural dimensions of wind energy, cost of energy, including social costs, grid integration; marine logistics; environmental risk assessment; and spatial planning as well as in wind meteorology, resource assessment and wind turbine wakes and geological and geotechnical aspects of wind projects.

To be eligible for a fellowship, the student must be admitted to one of the following graduate academic programs. in Marine Policy (MP), Geography, Physical Ocean Science and Engineering (POSE) or Geological Sciences. Fellowships include a tuition waiver for the Fall and Spring semesters and a stipend. Twelve-month stipends are approximately $26,000 for Ph.D. students and slightly less for Master’s students. Review of applications will begin immediately and decision made in January/February 2017, so early application is encouraged.

More details and links to the academic application, our research center, and our 2 MW wind turbine are in the attached.

We conduct a lot of research on offshore wind power, and as this is an exciting time in the movement offshore, studying now presents an excellent opportunity to gain expertise and perspective. Our work on grid integrated electric vehicles is also at the cutting edge and we encourage those interested to inquire.

If there are any questions, please fell free to contact me.


MS/PhD position: fish biodiversity

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A MS or PhD assistantship is available to study fish biodiversity in small rivers and streams in the Ozarks and Ouachita Mountains, Oklahoma. The student will join the Neeson lab ( in the Dept. of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma.
The project is funded by the Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation and is aimed at assessing the status and trends of fish communities in the region, as well as their relationships to ecosystem stressors (e.g., habitat loss and fragmentation). The project complements ongoing work in our lab and in the department focused on interactions between freshwater ecosystems and transportation infrastructure, and there is considerable room for the student to develop novel research directions along these lines. Strong candidates will have experience with standard field methods for sampling fish communities in wadeable rivers and streams; experience with GIS and project data management; the ability to supervise a small team of two undergraduate field assistants; and excellent writing skills.
Anticipated start date is August 2017. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, GRE scores, and contact information for three references to by January 15, 2017.

Ecology REU opportunity at Miami University (Oxford, OH)

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Dear colleagues,

Miami University (in Oxford, OH) is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications to our Research Experience for Undergraduates. The program is focused on The Ecology of Human Dominated Landscapes. We would appreciate it if you could distribute this e-mail to anyone that might be interested and encourage your students to visit our website and apply. Below there is a short synopsis of the program activities and contact information for students that may be interested in the program.

Thank you for your time,

Patrick Garrett
Graduate Program Assistant
EcoREU Program, Miami University

Undergraduate students accepted into the program will:

* Conduct an independent research project with a faculty mentor at Miami University. Research opportunities are available in the lab or field in aquatic or terrestrial environments.
* Discuss current literature related to their projects with faculty mentors and student peers in clusters related to their project. * Attend team-building field trips around the regional Midwest.
* Take short courses on ethics and professions in ecology and environmental science, and interact with seminars by guest speakers.
* Participate in field trips illustrating the natural history of Southwestern Ohio.

For more information about our program please visit our website at: Click on the Application tab at the top of the page and follow the instructions to apply.

Please contact Patrick Garrett at with any problems, questions, or concerns you may have about our program or the application process.