Cary REU Program

Summer 2018 will be the 31st year that the Cary Institute's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program has provided 8-12 students with opportunities to conduct cutting edge research in ecology. 

2018 Program Dates: May 21 - August 10, 2018
Application Deadline: January 28, 2018 11:59 PM EST.

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Undergraduate Research Symposium

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Cary's Annual Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Symposium is where students present the results of their summer research projects. 

2017 


Part 1

 

Presenters: Jonathan Clementi (Marist College): Determinants of Sex Ratio of Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) across Changing Fishery Landscapes in Northern Wisconsin ;Mikayla Domingo (Oregon State University): Effects of Diluted Wastewater Concentration on the Hudson River Estuary; Sophia Skoglund (St. Olaf College): Developing a Higher Resolution Model for Lake Ice Phenology; Deresha Porter (Louisiana State University): Assessing Interest in Science and Science Self-Efficacy Among Youth Living in an Urban Environment; Margot Shrift (Kutztown University of Pennsylania): The Potential of Satellite Imagery to Retrieve Chlorophyll a and Water Clarity Data for the Assessment of Lake Water Quality; Douglas Page (North Carolina A&T State University): Scavengers of the Hudson River Valley; Elena Prado-Ragan (Knox College): The Efficacy of Various Plant Compounds as Larvicides against Aedes alpobictus

Part 2

 

Presenters: Abigail Lewis (Pomona College): Nutrient Limitation of Phytoplankton at Varying Depths in a Stratified Lake; Abigail McCrea (Oberlin College): Effects of Leaf Detritus and Nitrogen on Intra- and Interspecific Competition and Survivorship of Aedes albopictus and Culex pipiens; Byron Birss (Southern Oregon University): Assessing the Development of Scientific Curiosity and the Effect of Environmental Ethic in Children; Celestina Wright (Oberlin College): Modeling the Temperature- Dependence of Development Rate, Survival, and Adult Size in Culex Mosquitoes; Jennifer Nieves (Montclair State University): Chestnut Oak (Quercus prinus) Response to Browsing Pressure by White-Tailed Deer: Implications for C and N Allocation; Melisa Bohlman (University of Arizona): Relative Stability of Soil Organic Matter in Nitrogen Depending on Sources of Input.
 

2016 


Part 1

 

Presenters: Jonah Boucher (Hamilton College): Assessing the Effectiveness of Landsat 8 Chlorophyll-a Retrieval Algorithms for Regional Freshwater Management; Saba Saberi (University of California, Berkeley): Scanning from the Sky: Using Remote Sensing to Estimate Freshwater Gross Primary Production;Jaelyn Bos (University of Maryland, Baltimore County): Comparing Submerged and Emergent Tidal Marshes as Sources and Sinks of Colored Dissolved Organic Matter; Maria Moya (University of Puerto Rico, Aguadilla): Factors Affecting the Occurrence of Larger Terrestrial Vertebrates in a Northeastern Forest

Part 2

 

Presenters: Andrew Nunn (University of Evansville): Hemlocks Under Attack: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Elongate Hemlock Scale, and Fungal Entomopathogens; Elizabeth Cole (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): Salamanders on the Move--How Global Trade Can Alter Forest Salamander Distribution; Bobbetta Davis (SUNY New Paltz): The Influence of Plant Composition on Mosquito Population Growth and Survival; Yashoma Boodhan (The City College of New York): Interacting Effects of Light and Pharmaceuticals on Stream Biofilms
 


 

2015


Part 1

 

Presenters: Catherine Kagemann: The Effects of Amphibian Presence and Predation on Mosquitoes; Kayla Smith: Predicted Effect of Climate Change on Mosquito Species Culex pipiens and Aedes albopictus; Lara Chodelski: The Language of Veeries; Erik Arndt: A Nitrogen Budget for the Mara River Basin, East Africa; Amanda Herzog: Effects of Urban Chemical Stressors on Stream Biofilm Growth and Function

Part 2

 

Presenters: Amanda Herzog: Effects of Urban Chemical Stressors on Stream Biofilm Growth and Function; Hannah Talton: A Natural Control for a Natural Nuisance; Laura Block: Songbird Communication: Structure and Function of Veery Calls; Dillon McQuade: Investigating the Effects of Drugs and Urban Chemical Stressors on Aquatic Macro invertebrates in Artificial Streams; Michelle Victoria: Can Chytrid Spores be Filtered Out by Invertebrates?

Part 3

 

Presenters: Cheyene Keniston: A Rise in Sea Level and Heavy Metal Bioavailability; Solomon Ajasin: Decomposition and Denitrification in Natural vs Artificial Ponds and Riparian Areas

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