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potential projects

REU students will receive hands-on scientific training from Auburn faculty mentors, who are experts in many subdisciplines of warm-water aquatic ecology.  Moreover, the students will have opportunities to conduct their research in diverse ecosystems located throughout Alabama.  Students will be encouraged to develop an independent research project with their mentor following acceptance into the program.  Examples of potential REU projects can be found below.


Brian Helms - fieldwork

Using field and lab experiments to explain the local distributions of stream crayfishes.

w/ Dr. Brian Helms


Effects of nutrient ratios on cyanobacterial community structure across a productivity gradient

w/ Dr. Alan Wilson

AU students sampling estuary for bass

Food quality mediates growth rate differences in largemouth bass from freshwater lakes and a brackish estuary

w/ Dr. Dennis DeVries

mentor spotlight

Dr. Chris Anderson