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Research Experience for Undergraduates in Marine Science

Primary Institution: University of Texas Marine Science Institute
City: Port Aransas
State: TX
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Biology/Life Science
Geology/Ocean science
Description: Eight research fellowships will be available for the summer of 2012, for undergraduate students to conduct independent research projects on topics such as:
- Biogeochemistry, nutrient cycling
- Watershed processes, land-sea interactions
- Estuarine ecology, Community ecology
- Seagrass and marsh ecosystems
- Zooplankton and phytoplankton ecology
- Fish ecology, behavior and connectivity
- Coastal and organic geochemistry

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute is located in Port Aransas, on 72 acres on the Gulf of Mexico. REU projects will take advantage of the wide variety of coastal habitats near the Institute, such as shallow bays, hypersaline lagoons, seagrass beds, mangroves, marshes and estuaries, including the 185,000-acre Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve.

The 10-week summer program begins with a 2-day research cruise on the R/V Katy and ends with a symposium in which students will present their research results.

Eligibility: Students must be undergraduates in their sophomore or junior year, and U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and its possessions.

Stipends: Students will receive a summer stipend of $5000 for the 10-week program, full room and board, a research allowance, and a travel allowance.

The deadline for applications is February 13, 2012.

For more information, see our website at

Questions about the program may be directed to Dr. Deana Erdner at
Application Deadline: 02/13/2012
Job Website:

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Dr. Deana Erdner
750 Channel View Drive
Port Aransas, TX 78373
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