Cary REU Program in Translational Ecology – second announcement!

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook NY is still accepting

applications for the summer 2021 REU program in Translational Ecology.

Thank you for sharing this information with students who may be interested.

*For program information and to apply:*



*Application deadline:* *January 29, 2021 Midnight EST*

*Dates:* June 7 to August 13, 2021 (10 weeks)

*Eligibility:* Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first

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

its possessions. The Cary REU program welcomes participants of all races,

religions, sexual orientation, age and ability status. Students from groups

traditionally underrepresented in ecology and first generation college

students are particularly encouraged to apply.

*Stipend:* $5,500 participation stipend, plus $1800 room and board stipend

and all travel expenses covered

Pairs of students will join teams of 2 or more mentors to conduct

individual research projects of their own design in collaboration with

their research team. Research project areas for the summer of 2021 include:

Ò·         How ecosystems influence arthropod vector populations and

potential disease transmission risk

Ò·         Understanding the intersection of global change, conservation,

and disease risk

Ò·         Projecting future tree lines in Alaska

Ò·         Environmental history of an urban-suburban watershed in Dutchess

County, NY

Ò·         Are symbiotic nitrogen-fixing trees in the Anthropocene shifting


Ò·         Vertical dimension of microbial community assembly and function

in forests

Ò·         Examining the effects of global change on streams of the

Northeastern US

Ò·         Urban forest ecology in New York City

Feel free to contact me for more information about the program at

Best regards,

Alan Berkowitz, Cary REU Program Director

*Please note*: Our ability to run the program in 2021 is contingent upon

the success of a grant proposal to the National Science Foundation

currently in review. Furthermore, adjustments to the program may be

warranted due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic.