jueves, enero 08, 2009

Programa para investigar en Biodiversidad en la Universidad de Noth Carolina

Nos ha llegado información de un programa para desarrollar programas de investigación en conservación de la biodiversidad. Os la adjuntamos:

Applications are invited for participation in the 2009 Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Biodiversity Conservation program. The program will be held this summer at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and includes faculty mentors from UNCW, UNC Chapel Hill, and the Paleontological Research Institution.

A multidisciplinary group of students and faculty will compare fossil, archeological and modern marine samples to study how the marine ecosystem has changed through time. We will determine the degree and nature of human impact, assess the health of the modern system, and identify possible approaches to protecting biodiversity. Activities include the following:

* Collecting and studying fossils to reconstruct changes in the marine ecosystem over the past 3 million years
* Applying archeological techniques to American Indian shell midden materials to examine the marine system before intensive human influences
* Participating in research cruises and examining the health of the modern marine fauna
* Exploring environmental management implications of this work

Dates: June 2 - July 30, 2009

Eligible participants include rising juniors and seniors in Archeology/American Indian Studies, Biology, Environmental Studies, Geology/Paleontology and Marine Sciences or related fields. Members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply!

Financial Support: $ 450.00 a week stipend for 8 we. All expenses paid. Free housing in university apartment. Per diem allowance for food (cook or eat out). Funds to continue your research at your home institution. Travel support to present your research results

Application Deadline: March 1, 2009. For further information and the online application, please see our website at http://www.uncw.edu/earsci/reu/overview.htm