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Fiscal Year: 2013

1319  The University of Texas at El Paso  (20797)

Principal Investigator: Johnson, Jerry D

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 296,842

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 3/1/13 <> 2/29/16

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department, Center, School, or Institute: COLLEGE OF SCIENCES

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: REU SITE: UTEP SUMMER PROGRAM IN CHIHUAHUAN DESERT BIODIVERSITY -REVISED

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
CFDA Link: NSF
47.074

Program Title: Biological Sciences
CFDA Linked: Biological Sciences

Note:

The proposed program will include undergraduate students that will be recruited from regional colleges and universities. The main emphasis will be on studies pertaining to to the biotic resources and relationships of the Chihuahuan Desert landscape. Research topics, at the ecosystem, organismal, structural, or biochemical levels, will be linked to the expertise of REV mentors, and may be comprised, but not limited to: genetics, phylogenetics, conservation, ecology, invasive species, parasite-host relationships, biomedical issues related to Chihuahuan Desert pathogens, biosystematics, biogeography, and behavior. Because this REV is aimed at Chihuahuan Desert ecosystems and their inclusive organisms, field trips to surrounding desert habits to collect data will be stressed, as will be in-house laboratory manipulations of acquired data on UTEP's main campus. UTEP's 40,000 acre NSF supported and fully functional Indio Mountains Research Station (IMRS) will be a primary site for data collecting and introduction to the Chihuahuan Desert landscape. An early field trip to IMRS will allow students and their mentors to discuss and design research protocols to be used during research projects. Near the end of the program, students will analyze their data and present their findings in a scientifically designed poster seminar judged by experienced persons associated with EI Paso's regional scientific community, including those from UTEP not involved with the summer REV. At least two poster winners each year will be chosen and will have the opportunity to present their poster at a future scientific conference.

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