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REU Raptor Research

Boise, Idaho is known throughout the world as a hub for raptor research. It is home to the Raptor Research Center (RRC) at Boise State University, The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey, the Intermountain Bird Observatory at Boise State University, the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area, and the Raptor Biology Graduate Program in the Department of Biological Sciences (DBS) at Boise State University.

The REU-Raptor Research Site is designed to use raptor research as a model to understand biological phenomena and interactions, and to provide participants opportunity for a cohort experience, mentored research, and professional development. Research on raptors uses modern tools to address questions ranging from molecular ecology to ecosystem processes and spans both basic and applied topics of science related to birds of prey. Students gain broad exposure as well as focused study on individual research projects. Typically each student completes an independent research project with a mentor, although co-mentoring often occurs for interdisciplinary projects.

For questions please see FAQ menu above or contact:
Dr. Jim Belthoff, REU-RR
Department of Biological Sciences and
Raptor Research Center
Boise State University
Boise, ID 83725
Email: reu-rr@boisestate.edu