RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES (REU)
University of Texas Marine Science Institute Research Experiences for Undergraduates
This program is offered at UTMSI every summer for undergraduate students to conduct independent research projects on the causes, effects and consequences of coastal environmental change. For information on the program, including application deadlines and instructions, please visit the REU Program Website.
REU @ THE MARINE SCIENCE INSTITUTE
REUisME is a summer research program for undergraduates from across the nation and takes place at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute. Student projects take advantage of the wide variety of coastal habitats near the Institute, including shallow bays, hypersaline lagoons, seagrass beds, estuaries, mangroves, and marshes. The Marine Science Institute is located in Port Aransas, on 72 acres on the Gulf of Mexico. REU projects will take advantage of the wide variety of coastal habitats near the Institute, including shallow bays, hypersaline lagoons, seagrass beds, estuaries, mangroves, and marshes. UTMSI is the lead state agency for the 185,000-acre Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, the only reserve in the Western Gulf of Mexico biogeographic region. The 10-week summer program includes field trips, professional development workshops, and ends with a symposium in which students will present their research results. Along the way, students will create web pages and blogs about their research, and interact with the scientific community here at the Institute. For further questions about the program, please visit the REU Program Website.
RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS BY UNDERGRADUATES
Madison Becker, Sylvia Garza and Christopher Wood
Biodiversity and Taxonomic Richness of Macroalgae among Cenotes of the Eastern Yucatan Peninsula
Brittany Jensen and Kathryn Mendenhall
Coral competition in the Great Barrier Reef: The competitive nature
of coral families, morphologies and sizes in reef flat areas
around Lizard Island, Australia
Biological and Hydrological Characteristics of Coastal Cenote Habitats
Surrounding Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Information on faculty research interests may be found at the MSI Faculty Directory