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Ecology at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

Program Type
Field Experience
Environmental Science, Ecology, Biodiversity
East Bethel, MN
Host or Home
Come study ecology at the University of Minnesota's Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, located only 35 miles north of the Twin Cities campus. Cedar Creek is one of the most famous and influential ecological research sites on Earth. It contains an exceptional diversity of plants and animals, partly because it is at the meeting point of the northern boreal forest, the eastern deciduous forest, and the western grasslands and savannas. Here you will visit current experiments, including studies that test how biodiversity loss affects ecosystems and whether climate change will speed up or slow down, work with data from ongoing studies, and collaborate with other students to develop your own field ecology group project. Course Dates: May 16 – June 3, 2022 Participants are enrolled in EEB 3407 (3 credits).

Additional Information

Requirements: There are no prerequisites.

Costs: On-site lodging is available for about $8/day; lodging space is limited. All Host Pay students will be accepted; tuition is about $520/credit for all summer courses. A limited number of Home Pay spots are available.

Access Types:
  • Open: open to all eligible applicants who meet stated deadlines

Contact Information

David Holliday
NSE Coordinator
612-626-2044 (P)

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