Multi-site research projects are faculty-lead research projects that involve undergraduate participants from multiple campuses across the region. While there will be faculty leader/s, faculty at participating institutions will be expected to help participating undergraduates with data collection and be a mentor on these projects. The goal is to develop projects that would benefit from a multi-site approach and provide insights into regional ecology and predictive insights for regional conservation and ecological functioning. In addition, we seek faculty leaders that aim to develop projects that include undergraduates in the scientific process and develop ecological skills and understanding throughout the research project, i.e., undergraduates should be viewed as collaborators, not workers.
We aim to support the development of five, one-year multi-site projects beginning in the 2022-23 academic year and ending in the 2026-27 academic year.