*Research Experience for Undergraduates in Stream Ecology – Michigan Tech,
Summer 2018*

The Marcarelli Aquatic Ecosystem Ecology Lab is searching for a motivated
student in Ecology, Biology, or Environmental Science for a NSF Research
Experience for Undergraduates (REU) position. The student will work closely
with Dr. Marcarelli and her graduate students to study the balance between
nitrogen fixation and denitrification in streams and rivers.  The REU
student will design a research project, conduct field work, analyze samples
and data, and synthesize findings related to the core questions of this

1. How do nitrogen cycle processes co-exist in small streams, large rivers,
and adjacent wetlands?

2. How does nutrient enrichment shift the balance among nitrogen cycle

3. How does community composition of algae and microbes relate to rates of
nitrogen cycle processes?

 There will be opportunities to conduct field work in the Upper Peninsula
of Michigan, participate in undergraduate research workshops, and present
research results to the Michigan Tech community and possibly at a national

The candidate must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
and enrolled as an undergraduate student in Fall 2018.  The REU is expected
to last 10 weeks (start/end date negotiable but should occur between June 1
and August 31 2018) with a total stipend of $5,000 and an additional $1,000
to offset the cost of summer lodging, which is available on campus at
Michigan Tech.

To apply, please submit a cover letter (include a statement of interest,
future plans, confirmation of eligibility, and preferred start/end dates),
an up-to-date CV or resume, a recent transcript (unofficial is fine), and
names and contact information for two references to Dr. Amy Marcarelli (
ammar...@mtu.edu). Application review will begin immediately and continue
until position is filled.

*Visit our lab webpage for a more in-depth view of our research and to meet
the members of our team. **http://marcarelli-lab.bio.mtu.edu/home*

Amy Marcarelli
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr., Dow 740
Houghton, MI 49931
Phone: 906-487-2867

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