Summer Research Opportunities for
2016 marks our
12th consecutive year!
Reserve is managed to minimize user impact. All
research proposals are reviewed by the
Director of Research, whose decisions are guided
agenda. Proposals should be carefully
designed to contribute to the goals of
the research agenda, and must not conflict with
other approved research projects.
Claremont Undergraduates: Each
summer, The Keck Science Department sponsors a number
of funded summer research opportunities for
undergraduate students. We will consider
applications from students at any of the 5
Claremont Colleges, although KSD is only able to
fund applicants from CMC, Pitzer, and Scripps. We anticipate 4
slots each year. These research projects do
not require prior experience of ecological
fieldwork, but do demand a high level of
enthusiasm and commitment. Applicants do not
need to be science majors (but they must be
science enthusiasts!), and can be
freshmen, sophomores or juniors at the time of
application (seniors may be considered, but
generally cannot be funded through the KSD
summer program). Research topics vary
from year to year, but are focused on baseline
biodiversity assessments and associated studies
of the changing biotic and abiotic environment.
Applications are solicited in the
Summer 2017 (applications due
Fall 2016) contact Prof. McFarlane
Summer Research Reports can be downloaded
from the 'Library"
Summer research 'Powerpoint' presentations can
be downloaded here.