Are you a motivated undergraduate student interested in aquatic research? You could spend ten weeks in the field and lab in the summer of 2020 working with Dr. Victoria Chraïbi.

Conduct fieldwork to collect algae, especially diatoms.
Implement a stream experiment using nutrient-diffusing substrates to assess the effect of nutrient enrichment and herbivory on algal assemblage and biomass.
Enumerate diatom samples to characterize the community assemblage.
diatoms using light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy.
data and prepare a manuscript for publication.

This National Science Foundation (NSF) funded program is directed at restoring cattle ranches for sustainable land and water resources at the Timberlake Biological Field Station, Texas.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Student will receive a $550 stipend per week for participation. On-campus housing (apartment-style dormitory with a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom floor plan) and lodging at Timberlake Biological Field Station will be provided at no cost. Funds for meals, research, and travel are included.

HOW TO APPLY: Students must submit a complete application package by MARCH 3, 2020 to be considered for the summer 2020 cohort. The application package includes an online application form, a college transcript, and one letter of recommendation. Students of diverse backgrounds from institutions with limited research opportunities are encouraged to apply. Please visit our REU website for more information

CONTACT INFORMATION: For more information, contact Dr. Chraïbi ([email protected]).