Please bring the following REU opportunity to the attention of the 
undergraduate students at your institution.  The University of Texas Marine 
Science Institute houses a stable isotope facility and the department has a 
number of faculty working on stable isotope analyses in marine systems, 
particularly relating to biogeochemistry, marine ecology and food web 

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates 2008

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute Field Experiences in South 
Texas Coastal Dynamics June 2 to August 8, 2008

Ten fellowships will be available for the summer of 2008, for undergraduate 
students to conduct independent research projects on the causes, effects 
and consequences of coastal environmental change. Each student will work 
with a faculty mentor on topics such as:

.	Biogeochemistry, organic matter cycling, water column optics
.	Watershed processes, land-sea interactions, coastal hydrology 
.	Estuarine ecology, seagrass and marsh ecosystems
.	Food web relationships, nutrient dynamics
.	Zooplankton ecology, phytoplankton physiology and ecology
.	Larval fish ecology, behavior, mariculture
.	Fish reproductive physiology, environmental toxicology

More information on faculty research interests may be found at

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.  Along the way, students will create web pages and blogs about their 
research, and participate in professional development activities, including 
seminars, panel discussions, and ethics workshops.


Tamara K. Pease
Marine Science Institute
The University of Texas at Austin
750 Channel View Drive
Port Aransas, TX 78373
Office: 361-749-6746
Lab: 361-749-6767
Fax: 361-749-6777

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