There is a wide range of opportunities for students to conduct field and laboratory-based research projects.  Many students work with Muhlenberg faculty, and some have travelled to external sites within the U.S. and around the world.  Research findings are often published in peer-reviewed journals or presented at scientific conferences.  A small sampling of the types of projects that are currently underway or have been undertaken recently is listed below—and you are encouraged to reach out to any faculty member affiliated with the program for more information. 

  • Biodiversity in coral reef ecosystems near Panama
  • Bioaccumulation and remediation of soil pollutants
  • Conservation ecology
  • Development of techniques to measure microbial biomass (REU at Old Dominion University)
  • Evolutionary behavioral ecology of marine invertebrates
  • Plant-insect ecology
  • Effect of soil chemical properties on plant growth
  • Soil properties and plant biodiversity at ancient charcoal hearth sites (a collaboration with members of the Departments of History and Anthropology)