The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department offers unique opportunities for undergraduates to conduct research in EEB laboratories, and many undergraduates publish work in top journals. Among the many opportunities to conduct undergraduate research include: conservation issues in tropical rainforests; climate change and its influence on natural communities; evolutionary dynamics of genes and genomes in populations and species; mutualistic and negative plant-animal interactions in both natural and managed ecosystems; exotic plant and animal invasions into Texas ecosystems; and supervised research projects at the Houston Zoo or zoo affiliates (e.g., Steven F. Austin State Park).
Research opportunities for undergraduates are available in most of the department’s labs. Visit the various lab web sites for more information on what type of research is currently being done in each lab to see what interests you.
Variable Credits Fall & Spring
Program of independent study for students with previous training in the biosciences. Includes a research paper. Students are expected to spend at least three hours per week in the laboratory for each semester hour of credit. If taken for two or more hours, counts as one required lab course but not as a Group A or Group B course. If receiving two or more credits, students will be required to participate in the university annual undergraduate symposium in the spring semesters. Biosciences Group B.
Instructor permission required
You can even have a research project at the Houston Zoo. Look here for information.
Credits 5.00 Fall & Spring
Only open to undergraduate majors who meet specific requirements and with permission of the research supervisor and chair. Registration for BIOS 403/404 implies a commitment to participate in research for at least 2 semesters.