Translational Ecology: Independent Research in Ecology for Undergraduates
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York
Ten undergraduate students will join the Cary Institute research community in 2017 to:
- Be a part of an exciting research community, working closely with leading ecologists
- Design and complete a research project using state-of-the-art facilities
- Exchange ideas with a diverse group of students and scientists
- Learn how to translate ecology for policy, management and the public
- Publish results in our online Cary Institute Undergraduate Research Report
- Explore how ecological research impacts society
The program emphasizes the community nature of the scientific enterprise, fosters reflection and builds self confidence and skills. To complement their mentored research, students have many chances to interact, give and receive feedback and support, and participate in a rich assortment of enrichment activities, workshops and field trips around the theme of translational ecology.
Dates: May 22 to August 11, 2017 (12 weeks)
Eligibility: Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions.
Stipend: $6,300 stipend, plus a $900 food allowance and free housing in Bacon Flats Lodge.
Other support: Assistance is available for travel to and from the program as well.
Projects for 2017:
- Eavesdropping behavior and social information use in songbirds
- The scavenger community in a temperate northeastern forest
- Nutrient retention in forest soils
- Long-term consequences of high deer abundance on forest community structure and nutrient dynamics
- Ecosystem regulation of mosquitoes and disease risk
- Trans-boundary ecosystem effects of larval abiotic conditions on adult mosquito population dynamics
- Hudson River habitats in a changing world
- Lakes in a changing global environment
- Ecological change in the Sky Lakes on the Shawangunk Ridge
- Using a whole-lake experiment to understand how environmental change alters lake food productivity
- Children’s learning and engagement in ecology
To apply: See our website at: http://www.caryinstitute.org/students/reu-program
Online application only
Applications must be submitted by February 3, 2017.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Aude Lochet
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
PO Box AB, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY 12545