Yosemite Research Training in Environmental Science
A Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site
funded by the National Science Foundation













There will be NO Yosemite REU after summer 2011






















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     The Yosemite Research Training in Environmental Science offers undergraduate students a unique opportunity to actively experience field research in environmental science in a premier National Park, over a nine-week period in the summer (June 14 to August 15, 2010)

    This REU Site is a collaboration between three institutions: t
he University of California at Merced, Yosemite National Park, and the USGS Western Ecological Research Center. Students interact with professionals engaged in multiple park-related activities, from research to management.

    Student activities mainly consist of individual research projects, spanning a broad range of disciplines such as Ecology, Geosciences, Biodiversity, Conservation, Restoration, Hydrology, and Engineering. Research training is provided by mentors from UC Merced (Schools of
Natural Sciences, Engineering, and Social Sciences) and the USGS Western Ecological Research Center. Students also participate in a series of field trips led by teams of UCM, USGS, and NPS scientists, focusing on Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada. Finally, students attend a weekly seminar in Environmental Science.

    Eight students are recruited from the UC Merced, colleges in the Central Valley of California, and colleges and universities nationwide.