Summer 2020 REU program on Translational Ecology

Dear colleagues, We have extended the due date for the Cary Institute of

Ecosystem Studies for the summer 2020 REU program in “Translational

Ecology” to Monday, January 27th at 11:59 pm. Please share this information

with students who may be interested.

Students conduct mentored research projects and have many chances to

interact, give and receive feedback and support. They also participate in a

rich assortment of enrichment activities, workshops and field trips around

the theme of translational ecology.

To apply:

New application deadline: January 27, 2020, 11:59 pm

Dates: May 20 to August 7, 2020 (12 weeks)

Eligibility: Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester

seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its

possessions. Underrepresented minorities and first-generation college

students are encouraged to apply.

Stipend: $6,600 stipend, plus a $900 food allowance and free on-campus


Other support:  Assistance is available for travel to and from

the program as well.

Research projects for the summer of 2020 include:


   Examining the effects of global change on streams of the northeastern US


   The role of natural enemies in governing symbiotic nitrogen fixation


   Causes of anthropogenic nitrogen deposition and impacts on tropical

   forest function


   Mosquitoes and ecosystem regulation of disease risk: data visualization

   and analysis


   Quantifying spatial variation and ecological influences of groundwater

   fluxes in lakes of northern Wisconsin


   Ecological change in the Sky Lakes on the Shawangunk Ridge


   Understanding the intersection of global change, conservation, and

   disease risk


   Microbial processes in urban ecosystems


   Examining the impacts of road salt on groundwater used for drinking water


   Urban forest ecology in New York City


   Effect of undergraduate research experiences on career trajectories


   Ecology of urban streams / high school student mentoring

For more information about the Cary Institute, visit

For more information about the program, contact Kevin Burgio, REU program

coordinator (

Best regards,

Kevin R. Burgio, Ph.D.  (he/him/his)

*Undergraduate Program Leader and Research Specialist,* Cary Institute of

Ecosystem Studies

*Research Scientist*, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University

of Connecticut


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