Scholars spend their first summer helping graduate students and faculty with ongoing field projects while completing their own independent research projects. 


University of Florida

Research projects at the University of Florida have included  movements of invasive Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades, community composition and occpancy of amphibians in Everglades National Park, nutrient cycling in sea turtle nest, effectiveness of man-made oyster shoals as living shorelines, and small mammal community dynamics, 

University of Arizona

Research projects at the University of Arizona have included the effect of human trail usage on local wildlife, diet variability in big horn sheep, nesting success of gray hawks and Cooper's hawks, community dynamics and habitat use of desert fishes, and abundance and habitat use of lizards along perennial and ephemeral streams in Arizona deserts. 

University of Idaho

Research projects at the University of Idaho have included nest success of Lewis' woodpeckers, the influence of tree cavity microclimates on tree health, correlates of avian diversity, ecology of endangered ground squirrels, effects of harvester ants on plant communities in sagebrush-shrubbe ecosystems, and behavioral and feeding ecology of Clark's grebes, 

North Carolina State University

Research projects at North Carolina State University have included nesting success of American oystercatchers, diet studies of amphidromous fishes, distribution of invasive earthworms in secondary growth forests, forest regeneration strategies, and behavioral ecology and home range sizes of bog turtles. 

Cornell University

Research projects at Cornell have included phosphorus dynamics on Oneida Lake, the impact of lighting on barn swallow physiology, zooplankton grazing patterns in Lake Michigan, the effects of woody litter and canopy cover on ecosystem processes, forest stand recruitment in relation to environmental factors, and the effects of invasive round gobies on Lake Oneida.