Attention all budding tropical ecology students! The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program run by Alonso Ramírez has been renewed for 3 more years by the National Science Foundation.
This program is based at El Verde Field Station, Puerto Rico. Students get the chance to research topics in ecology (streams, plant communities, soils) and evolution (plant-pollinator interactions) within El Yunque National Forest. All students receive stipends, flight reimbursements (to a maximum), housing, and food allowances during the 10-week programs.
“Our program provides a unique opportunity to learn how to do research in tropical ecosystems,” says Ramírez. “We consider students independent researchers, and guide them to produce the best research possible.”