Starting date: mid/end March 2021; Application due: March 5, 2021.
Ideal for Students with Undergraduate Degree Contemplating Graduate School
Includes independent research project. Provides Weekly stipend and Room
Internship at Archbold Biological Station’s Buck Island Ranch (BIR), in south-central Florida in the Agro-Ecology Program.
The successful intern will be supervised by Dr. Nuria Gomez-Casanovas (University of Illinois), Dr. Elena Blanc-Betes (University of Illinois), and Dr. Elizabeth Boughton (BIR). The intern will be exposed to research in biogeochemistry, crop and grassland ecology, and disturbance ecology (harvesting, grazing, fire, flooding). Primarily, the intern will work on a project investigating the environmental sustainability of sugarcane for biofuel production. This project is a collaborative effort between the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI, Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment, University of Illinois) and Archbold’s BIR.