Prospective Students

Prospective Students in the Burns lab

Undergraduate Research

The Burns lab is always interested in working with students who are excited about plant ecology! Prospective undergraduate students in the Burns lab should be (1) interested in answering basic ecological questions about the distribution and abundance of plants, (2) be willing to engage in often physically demanding field work under variable weather conditions, and (3) ideally have a valid driver's license. Please see the Research descriptions on the lab web pages for details about some of the projects in the lab.

Opportunities in the lab include volunteer positions and for-credit research, including capstone (BIOL388S) research.

Undergraduate researchers in the lab should:

(1) Take the safety training available at EHS:

If you are interested in working in the lab, please contact Dr. Burns at

jbm122 <@>

I would be excited to talk with you more about research opportunities.

Graduate Research

Please contact Jean if you are interested in discussing graduate research opportunities in the lab.

Kat Grigsby helps Anna Osvaldsson shovel snow for a study on climate change.

Angela Kaczowka (center) presents her senior capstone research. Jean Burns (left) and Angela Brandt (right).

The lab helps undergraduate Gaston del Pino set up his capstone research (del Pino et al. 2015).