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4 de febrero de 2011

Research Experience for Undergraduates

The Office of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Research, facilitating
student involvement in environmental research and education at the
University of Nevada, and the Great Basin Institute invite applications for
the summer 2011 REU program in natural resources – conservation and
socioeconomic issues, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Overview of Program: Research teams will work in the eastern Sierra region
of Nevada, within the Lake Tahoe-Truckee River-Pyramid Lake watershed, on
studies ranging from fire effects on watershed restoration to anthropogenic
influences on water quality at Lake Tahoe. Participants will be exposed to
diverse scientific inquiries and technologies to gain insight into how
science informs land and water use policy, management and conservation
initiatives.

The program will take place during the ten consecutive weeks of 6 June
through 12 August 2011. Students in the program will be provided a stipend
of $4,250, along with housing on campus. The application deadline is Monday,
March 7, 2011.

Research Topics Include:
• Riparian and rangeland restoration
• Impacts and management of invasive species
• Rephotography (comparing past and current images of an area) analyses of
environmental change
• Resource management policy and implementation within the watershed

Eligibility: Qualified undergraduates, who will have junior or senior status
and will be a full-time student in the Fall 2011 term, with a combination of
coursework in the following disciplines are invited to apply: environmental
studies, natural resources, biology, ecology, hydrology, resource economics,
and statistics. We especially encourage applications from students at
primarily undergraduate institutions and from underrepresented groups.
Participants must be citizens or permanent legal residents of the USA.
Review of applications will begin on 28 February 2011. Applications received
after this date will be considered on a space-available basis.

Contact: For further information, email ugresearch@unr.edu or visit the
Office of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Research website
athttp://environment.unr.edu/.

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