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Translational Ecology at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is now accepting applications for its summer 2018 REU program in "Translational Ecology". This NSF-funded 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.

To apply:
Application deadline: January 28, 2018 11:59pm
Location: New York
Dates: May 21 to August 10, 2018 (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 housing.

Other support: Assistance is available for travel to and from the program as well.

Research projects for the summer of 2018 are:

  • Eavesdropping Behavior and Social Information Use in Songbirds
  • The Scavenger Community in a Temperate Northeastern Forest
  • Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics in Forest Soils
  • Ecosystem Regulation of Mosquitoes and Disease Risk
  • 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 Web Productivity (University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center)
  • Understanding the Coupled Natural-Human Dynamics of Recreational Fisheries in Northern Wisconsin (University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center).
  • Responses of Communities to Global Change

For more information about the Cary Institute, visit

For more information about the program, contact Aude Lochet, REU program coordinator (

December, 2017