Summer Interdisciplinary Research on Sacred Natural Sites in Ethiopia (2015-2017)
Notice: Owing to civil unrest in our study area in northern Ethiopia the REU Site “Undergraduate Research into the Cultural, Economic and Ecological Significance of Church Forests in South Gondar, Ethiopia” will not be taking place in Summer 2018 (or in the foreseeable future).
This website will continue to provide updates on research by our REU Site students, faculty and collaborators in Ethiopia associated with the REU Site Grant No. SMA-1359367.
Download the REU in Ethiopia 2017 flyer or click on the tabs above to learn more about our past REU Site programs at Colby College and Debre Tabor University (2015-2017).
Colby College in Waterville, Maine is excited to be the host institution for the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site Undergraduate Research into the Cultural, Economic and Ecological Significance of Church Forests in South Gondar, Ethiopia.
A collaborative effort by the Colby College Environmental Studies Program, the Colby College Biology Department, the TREE Foundation, and Ethiopia’s Debre Tabor University, each year from 2015-2017 this REU Site provided 8-10 American undergraduate students from diverse academic backgrounds an opportunity to conduct pathbreaking interdisciplinary research on the cultural, economic and ecological roles of church forests in Ethiopia.
– The online application system for the REU Site program is now closed.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. SMA-1359367. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.