To create a model for collaborative ecological research that generates high-quality, publishable data involving undergraduate students and faculty at primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs).
Specific Goals of EREN
• Develop collaborative research projects among PUIs that fit within the constraints of scientists with significant teaching responsibilities.
• Enhance the roles of PUI scientists and their students in existing and emerging ecological research networks.
• Maximize student engagement in authentic science while generating publication quality data.
• Create an online database of data sets collected by the PUI network.
EREN is currently funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Research Coordination Network program.