Training Courses

Research Experiences for Undergraduates in radioecology - Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, USA

[ During summer ]

Radiological Monitoring Outreach and Education Program at Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL)

Program description: Participants will spend 10 weeks at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL), a research unit of the University of Georgia located on the US Department of Energy Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina, where they have the opportunity to gain hands-on training in radioecology.

General themes include:

  • i) the fate of radionuclides in environmental systems (artificial and natural);
  • ii) the impact of radionuclides on the environment;
  • and iii) impacts of secondary contaminants of nuclear production on the environment.

Students will conduct research in the field and/or laboratory in areas such as radioecology, ecotoxicology, ecophysiology, disease ecology, genomics, environmental restoration, remediation, risk assessment, and ecosystem ecology. Access to a variety of natural and impacted areas on the SRS, SREL's analytical capabilities, and SREL's history of radioecology research in national and international arenas (e.g., Chernobyl and Fukushima) combine to make this a unique learning environment. SREL's REU in Radioecology is the only program of its kind in the world for undergraduate students.

Application requirements: Only US citizens or permanent residents who will be enrolled as undergraduate students at the time of the REU are eligible to apply.

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