Cary Institute REU Program in Translational Ecology currently accepting applications!

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is currently accepting applications

for its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program during summer

2017. The theme of the program is *Translational Ecology for Undergraduates*

*:* See:

Your help in sharing this information with students interested in doing

independent research in our unique setting would be very much appreciated.

Program details follow.

Thank you.

Aude Lochet, Ph.D.

Cary REU Program Coordinator



*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:

=EF=82=B7         Be a part of an exciting research community, working closely with

leading ecologists

=EF=82=B7         Design and complete a research project using state-of-the-art


=EF=82=B7         Exchange ideas with a diverse group of students and scientists

=EF=82=B7         Learn how to translate ecology for policy, management and the


=EF=82=B7         Publish results in our online *Cary Institute Undergraduate

Research Report*

=EF=82=B7         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:*

=C2=B7   Eavesdropping behavior and social information use in songbirds

=C2=B7   The scavenger community in a temperate northeastern forest

=C2=B7   Nutrient retention in forest soils

=C2=B7   Long-term consequences of high deer abundance on forest community

structure and nutrient dynamics

=C2=B7   Ecosystem regulation of mosquitoes and disease risk

=C2=B7   Trans-boundary ecosystem effects of larval abiotic conditions on adult

mosquito population dynamics

=C2=B7   Hudson River habitats in a changing world

=C2=B7   Lakes in a changing global environment

=C2=B7   Ecological change in the Sky Lakes on the Shawangunk Ridge

=C2=B7   Using a whole-lake experiment to understand how environmental change

alters lake food productivity

=C2=B7   Children’s learning and engagement in ecology

*To apply:* See our website at: http://www.caryinstitute.


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

(845) 677-7600 x326 <(845)%20677-7600>

Fax: (845) 677-5976