Paid UNDERGRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES for field research. ~

22 de febrero de 2005


Calder Summer Undergraduate Research (CSUR) - Summer 2005
The Louis Calder Center - Biological Field Station of Fordham University has a select number of paid research opportunities for undergraduate students in our Calder Summer Undergraduate Research (CSUR) program. The CSUR program will run from May 30 through August 19, 2005. Students will work at a wooded field station with start-of-the-art research laboratories, less than an hour from New York City. This year we will offer approximately six awards to qualified undergraduates interested in conducting independent research. Stipends of $3600 plus a travel reimbursement will be awarded to successful applicants, and rent at the field station is free. Limited funds are available to support research and local travel. - Applications are due March 1st, 2005 -

A sample of some of the potential student projects for 2005 includes:
- Atmospheric deposition effects on microbial communities and function.
- Biological control of insects that transmit disease.
- Disturbance and land use effects on soil biogeochemistry.
- Dynamics of purple sulfur bacteria in a recreational lake.
- Ecological importance of aquatic mosses in streams.
- Ecology of symbiotic fungi in hemlock and oak forests.
- Expression patterns of key symbiosis genes.
- Impact of an invasive species on local mosquito species.
- Plant responses to climate change.
- Stoichiometric differences among aquatic and terrestrial plants.
- Potential impact of exotic plants in promoting native bee abundance and diversity.
- The link between algal biodiversity and stream ecosystem health.
- The role of transposable elements in bacterial endosymbiont evolution

Successful candidates will be matched with scientists with similar research interests. Core program activities include the design and execution of independent, closely mentored research projects, and participation in mini-courses and weekly seminars. Through these activities, students will learn the fundamentals of experimental design, use of the scientific literature, data collection and analysis, and oral presentation.

- An application (which includes a full list of potential research projects) can be requested from: Applications are due March 1st, 2005. For details on the program and a list of research areas available this summer for students, see: This
- You may also request information from the CSUR office by phone: CSUR
office: 914-273-3078, ext. 10 or fax: 914-273-2167.

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