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:
Ã’Â· How ecosystems influence arthropod vector populations and
potential disease transmission risk
Ã’Â· Understanding the intersection of global change, conservation,
and disease risk
Ã’Â· Projecting future tree lines in Alaska
Ã’Â· Environmental history of an urban-suburban watershed in Dutchess
Ã’Â· Are symbiotic nitrogen-fixing trees in the Anthropocene shifting
Ã’Â· Vertical dimension of microbial community assembly and function
Ã’Â· Examining the effects of global change on streams of the
Ã’Â· Urban forest ecology in New York City
Feel free to contact me for more information about the program at
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.