Undergraduate Research Opportunities in the Department of Evolution and Ecology (EVE)
Bodega Marine Reserve, Bodega Bay, CA - Photo Credit: Eric Sanford
Getting Started!... EVE Faculty and their Areas of Research...
Research in EVE labs touches on many areas of biology, from terrestrial and marine ecology to molecular genetics and genomics. Field, lab, computational – we have it all. If you want to get involved in hands-on research, the best way to start is by looking at the labs of EVE faculty and finding the area that excites you the most. EVE faculty who are accepting new undergraduate students now or in the near future are listed here. Once you have identified labs that you are interested in, contact the faculty member via email. In this email, you can introduce yourself, tell them why you are interested in the lab's research, and what your experience in research has been so far or what type of research experience you hope to gain in the future.
Ahya Raro - Photo Credit: Rachael Bay
Signing Up for Research Unit Credit...
You can (but you don’t have to) obtain research unit credit for working in EVE labs. EVE utilizes the College of Biological Sciences CBSSURE undergraduate research unit sign up system for all undergraduate students earning research units under the mentorship of an EVE faculty member. CBSSURE is an online means of student submission of requests for research units. Only students authorized by their EVE faculty mentor may access and sign up for EVE research unit credit. If you have your EVE faculty mentor authorization, please click here for research unit credit sign up instructions.
UC Davis Course, EVE 180, Experimental Ecology & Evolution in the Field - Photo Credit: Cara Allen
Mentorship Programs of Interest...
You may also be interested in some of the UC Davis undergraduate research, education and mentorship programs that are listed here. Take a look at these opportunities and apply if you find something that fits you. Some of these programs may offer stipends to qualified students on a competitive basis; please check their websites for details.
EVE faculty and staff hope you enjoy your research!!!
Bodega Marine Laboratory, Bodega Bay, CA - Photo Credit: James E.K. Hildreth