University of Georgia
SREL offers outstanding research opportunities for students, including state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, nealy 300 square miles of habitat for field research, a wide range of faculty specializations under one roof, and more than 60 years of experience in ecological research. Although SREL is operated by the University of Georgia, students from any institution are welcome.
Graduate students have been an integral part of SREL from the beginning. Graduate students of Eugene Odum, SREL's founder, were among some of the earliest researchers to conduct ecological studies on the SRS. To date, over 400 M.S. and Ph.D. students have completed graduate studies at SREL. Since 1985 SREL's graduate students have won over 200 awards at regional, national, and international scientific gatherings, and many have gone on to outstanding careers in the sciences. Although many of SREL's graduate students choose to matriculate at the University of Georgia (SREL's parent institution), approximately half come from other institutions. Research is jointly supervised by the student's university research committee and an advisor at SREL, and the preliminary degree requirements are completed at the student's home institution.
In addition to the regular graduate program, SREL also hosts visiting graduate students. These are students who wish to conduct some portion of their research here, but who are supervised by faculty elsewhere.
Students interested in graduate research at SREL should contact SREL faculty in their area of study.