Ideal for students with undergraduate degrees contemplating graduate school
- Wetland ecology
- Plant community ecology
- Disturbance ecology
- Ecology of wetlands and wet prairies
- Ranchland management on plant communities
- Invasive species
- On Archbold’s full scale commercial cattle ranch
Interns get: room, weekly $100 stipend, food allowance.
Interns work: 20 hours per week as research assistants.
Independent Project: conducted during remainder of the time.
Duration: 6-10 months.
Start dates: flexible.
- Every aspect of scientific research
- project choice
- experimental design
- data handling
- data analysis
- oral presentation
- manuscript preparation
- publications in peer-reviewed journals
- Preparation for: graduate school, agency positions
Applications: send an email to Betsey Boughton with:
- a letter stating research interests
- a resume or cv
- summary of grades
- arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to the same email address.
Past Intern Projects under the supervision of Betsey Boughton
- Vi Bui. 2013-2014. Gases in grasses: Greenhouse gases in response to timing of fire and hog rooting in a semi-native grassland. Mt. Holyoak College. Now a MS student at Western Ontario University.
- Jessica Franks. 2013-2014. Is it in the bank? The role of the seedbank in aboveground vegetation patterns in ranchland wetlands. Grand Valley State University.
- Colleen Smith. 2013-2014. The effect of macrophyte species richness on herbivory by the invasive giant apple snail (Pomacea maculata) on Buck Island Ranch. University of Michigan. Currently in graduate school.
- Callie Griffith. 2012. Colonization strategies by Lachnanthes caroliana in soil disturbed by feral swine. Brigham Young University – Idaho. Currently a MS student at University of Nebraska.
- Jessica Patterson. 2012. The effects of a prescribed summer burn on the native grass Andropogon virginicus (broomsedge). Brigham Young University - Idaho
- Ariel Carter. 2011. Changes in leaf traits in response to wetland management regime. Southern Charleston University. Currently a MS student at CalState.
- Lauren Peters. 2010. Are tree frogs picky? Assessing tree frog habitat preference for native and non-native trees on a Florida cattle ranch.
- Ernest Wang. 2010. The effects of grazing and soil moisture on Maidencane survivability and growth during a drought season.