Undergraduate Research Symposium

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

REU students studying the effects of pharmaceuticals at Cary's artificial stream facility.

Join the Cary Institute for our 29th Annual Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Symposium, where eleven students will present the results of their summer research projects. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Cary Institute's REU program attracts students from all over the country.

Working with a mentor, participants craft a project, carry out research, analyze data, and present their findings. This summer, projects have included lakes in a changing global environment, the Hudson River and climate change, drivers of mammal patch occupancy, ecosystem regulation of mosquitoes, effects of pharmaceuticals on stream ecosystem, indirect effects and interactions of invasive forest pests.

The following is a list of students, their college affiliation, their project title, and their mentor(s): 


Andrew Nunn:  University of Evansville, Hemlocks under Attack: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Elongate Hemlock Scale, and Fungal Entomopathogens, Radka Wildova and Jonathan Rosenthal

Bobbetta Davis:  SUNY New Paltz, The Influence of Plant Composition on Mosquito Population Growth and Survival, Shannon LaDeau 

Elizabeth Cole: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Salamanders on the Move--How Global Trade Can Alter Forest Salamander DistributionRadka Wildova and Jonathan Rosenthal

Jaelyn Bos: University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Dissolved Organic Matter in Hudson River Marshes, Stuart Findlay and Maria Tzortziou

Jonah Boucher: Hamilton College, Assessing the Effectiveness of Landsat 8 Chlorophyll-a Retrieval Algorithms for Regional Freshwater Management, Kathie Weathers and Hamid Norouzi

Maria Moya: University of Puerto Rico in Aguadilla, Understanding the Factors Affecting the Distribution of Animals Across the Cary Property, Mike Fargione, Joshua Ginsberg, and José Anadón

Saba Saberi: University of California Berkeley, Scanning from the Sky: Using Remote Sensing to Estimate Freshwater Gross Primary Production, Kathie Weathers and Hamid Norouzi

Yashoma Boodhan:  The City College of New York, Interacting Effects of Light and Pharmaceuticals on Stream Biofilms, Emma Rosi-Marshall and A.J. Reisinger

For more information, call (845) 677-7600 x326 or e-mail locheta@ caryinstitute.org.


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