• Student Opportunities
    A listing of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to gain experience or funding for ecology.
  • Partnerships
    SEEDS partner opportunities, including other organizations and the REU Supplemental & SEEDS partnership program.
  • Sponsorships
    Sponsorship levels and benefits of supporting the SEEDS program.
  • Advertising
    A listing on the variety of methods to get the word about your program out to SEEDS contacts.
  • SEEDS Career Fair
    An annual event held in conjunction with the SEEDS Diversity Celebration at the ESA Annual Meeting

Many Thanks to the 2013 Career Fair Exhibitors

Exhibitor Descriptions

University of Chicago, Department of Ecology and Evolution

Graduate Program in Ecology | http://pondside.uchicago.edu/ecol-evol/

The graduate program in ecology provides excellent training for research and teaching at the levels of the organism, population, community, and ecosystem. The research interests of our faculty include ecological genetics, animal behavior, plant and animal ecology, theoretical ecology, microbial ecology and related subjects. In all research programs, there is a strong emphasis on rigorously testing ecological theory with empirical data. Students and faculty have the opportunity to perform field research all around the world and within the US, including at the developing field station in SW Michigan, and the newly affiliated Marine Biological Lab at Woods Hole. Entering students are expected to have broad undergraduate training in biology, and a good background in related quantitative subjects, such as chemistry, statistics, and calculus. Excellent ecology students may take advantage of fellowship opportunities from our GAANN training grant in Quantitative Ecology from the US Dept of Education.

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Weyerhaeuser Company


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The Long-term Ecological Research Network

Research Experience for Undergraduates

The US Long-term Ecological Research Network has many research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at 25 sites. Site environments range from arctic tundra to coastal areas to urban ecosystems in Baltimore and Phoenix. Areas of interest range from biodiversity, ecosystem processes, climate change, and social-ecological systems.

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Southern Illinois University

REU in Convergence Ecology | http://www.ecology.siu.edu/pages/reu.html

This NSF-funded Site REU offers a diverse array of research opportunities resulting from an extraordinary combination of ecological focal areas and processes studied by Center for Ecology faculty members in southern Illinois, a distinctive physiogeographic region where prairie, forest, wetland, floodplain, and river systems converge.

The 10-week REU summer program in Convergence Ecology will immerse students in activities aimed to foster: hands-on scientific inquiry through research, development of a diverse ecological skills-set through guided quantitative field and laboratory methods, confidence in communicating science, broad awareness of ecological studies and careers through weekly seminars, and appreciation of ecological diversity through field trips.

Application deadline: March 1 each year. Contact: Clayton K. Nielsen Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory & Department of Forestry kezo92@siu.edu; Sara G. Baer Department of Plant Biology and Center for Ecology sgbaer@siu.edu

National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), Inc.

2014 NEON Undergraduate Internship Program | http://www.neoninc.org/education/internship

The NEON Internship Program is a summer work experience at NEON headquarters in Boulder, CO, designed to provide enthusiastic undergraduates with real-world experience in their fields of science, engineering, computing, and environmental communications.

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University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment

M.S. Natural Resources and Environemnt & Envoys Program | http://snre.umich.edu

Graduate Programs: The School of Natural Resources and Environment is a professional school dedicated to preparing the next generation of practitioners for leadership positions in the management of resources so that they may meet the full range of human needs on a sustainable basis. The school offers two master’s degrees: an M.S. (Master of Science) in Natural Resources and Environment and an M.L.A. (Master of Landscape Architecture) in Landscape Architecture.The hallmark of the SNRE master’s program is its interdisciplinary focus. This focus can be extended even further through the pursuit of a dual degree. Because the school is part of one of the greatest research universities in the world, the options are many. Each natural resources and environment field of study provides an excellent foundation for earning a dual degree.

Envoys Opportunity: The Envoys are a group of approximately 20 Masters students at the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) chosen to participate in an effort to promote and strengthen diversity within the student population of the school.Diversity is a broad term that can have a multitude of definitions. The University of Michigan promotes efforts to be inclusive and accepting of people from a wide variety of racial, ethnic, religious, cultural, socioeconomic, and geographic backgrounds. Diversity also includes the free expression of sexual orientation, disabilities, etc. The SNRE Envoys fellowship program consists of a group of students who are traditionally under-represented in environmental fields and other STEM disciplines, first-generation college students, students from under-represented geographic areas, low income, former Peace Corps volunteers, and veterans.

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University of Michigan

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Programs | http://www.lsa.umich.edu/eeb/graduates/default.asp

The Frontiers Master’s Program is designed to attract a diverse student body interested in research within the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology. Students explore the full range of research approaches in EEB – from molecular biology in labs, to field work in remote areas of the world, providing the foundation needed to continue on to a top-rated Ph.D. program. Students become part of exciting research that has a positive impact and work with an internationally diverse student body representing dozens of countries. The program offers the opportunity to work with outstanding researchers and a faculty committed to ensuring an exciting and supportive environment for students.

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University of Cincinnati

Summer Research Sensory Ecology / Graduate Program | http://www.artsci.uc.edu/departments/biology.html

Summer Research In Sensory Ecology (NSF REU) Graduate Program (PhD, MS) University of Cincinnati

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