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REU Publications

Students in the Cary Institute’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program are encouraged to submit a paper based on their summer’s research for the Institute’s Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports on-line publication. All papers are reviewed by the research mentor and approved by the mentor and the Cary REU Program Director before publication. Links to the student papers are presented below, in reverse chronological order.

Many students also submit their research to peer reviewed journals, sometimes as the lead author and other times in collaboration with others in their Cary research group. These papers can be found in the Cary Publications database.

Chestnut Oak (Quercus Prinus) Response to Browsing by White Tailed Deer: Implications for Carbon and Nitrogen Allocation
Nieves, Jennifer. 2017. “Chestnut Oak (Quercus Prinus) Response To Browsing By White Tailed Deer: Implications For Carbon And Nitrogen Allocation”. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/nieves_2017_reu.pdf.
Effects of Diluted Wastewater Amendments on Dom Dynamics, Bacteria, and Phytoplankton of the Hudson River
Domingo, Mikayla M. 2017. “Effects Of Diluted Wastewater Amendments On Dom Dynamics, Bacteria, And Phytoplankton Of The Hudson River”. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/domingo_2017_reu.pdf.
Effects of Vegetation and Competition on the Development of Vector Species Aedes Albopictus and Culex Pipiens
McCrea, Abigail R. 2017. “Effects Of Vegetation And Competition On The Development Of Vector Species Aedes Albopictus And Culex Pipiens”. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/mccrea_2017_reu.pdf.
Efficacy of Various Plants as Larvicides Against Aedes Albopictus
Prado-ragan, Elena. 2017. “Efficacy Of Various Plants As Larvicides Against Aedes Albopictus”. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/prado_ragan_2017_reu.pdf.
Modeling the Temperature- and Nutrient-dependence of Larval Development Rate, Egg-to-adult Survival, and Adult Size in Culex Mosquitoes
Wright, Celestina C. 2017. “Modeling The Temperature- And Nutrient-Dependence Of Larval Development Rate, Egg-To-Adult Survival, And Adult Size In Culex Mosquitoes”. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/wright_2017_reu.pdf.
Relative Stability of Nitrogen in Soil Organic Matter Depends on Sources of Input
Bohlman, Melissa J. 2017. “Relative Stability Of Nitrogen In Soil Organic Matter Depends On Sources Of Input”. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/bohlman_2017_reu.pdf.
Assessing The Effectiveness Of Landsat 8 Chlorophyll-A Retrieval Algorithms For Regional Freshwater Management
Boucher, Jonah. 2016. “Assessing The Effectiveness Of Landsat 8 Chlorophyll-A Retrieval Algorithms For Regional Freshwater Management”. Reu Research Report. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/boucher_2016_REU.pdf.
Developing A Model To Estimate Freshwater Gross Primary Production Using Modis Surface Temperature Observations
Saberi, Saba. 2016. “Developing A Model To Estimate Freshwater Gross Primary Production Using Modis Surface Temperature Observations”. Reu Research Report. www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/saberi_2016_REU.pdf.
Elongate Hemlock Scale As The Primary Driving Force Of Hemlock Decline In The Presence Of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid And Fungal Entomopathogen Myriangium Duriaei
Nunn, Andrew W. 2016. “Elongate Hemlock Scale As The Primary Driving Force Of Hemlock Decline In The Presence Of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid And Fungal Entomopathogen Myriangium Duriaei”. Reu Research Report. www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/nunn_2016_REU.pdf.
The Influence Of Plant Composition On Mosquito Population Growth And Survival
Davis, A. 2016. “The Influence Of Plant Composition On Mosquito Population Growth And Survival”. Reu Research Report. www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/davis_2016_REU.pdf.
Interacting Effects Of Light And Pharmaceuticals On Stream Biofilms
Boodhan, Yashoma. 2016. “Interacting Effects Of Light And Pharmaceuticals On Stream Biofilms”. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/boodhan_2016_REU.pdf.
Salamander Response To Changes In Forest Structure Caused By Hemlock Woolly Adelgid And Elongate Hemlock Scale Infestation
Cole, Elizabeth. 2016. “Salamander Response To Changes In Forest Structure Caused By Hemlock Woolly Adelgid And Elongate Hemlock Scale Infestation”. Reu Research Report. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/cole_2016_REU.pdf.
Decomposition and Soil Processes in Natural Versus Artificial Ponds and Riparian Areas
Ajasin, Solomon A. 2015. “Decomposition And Soil Processes In Natural Versus Artificial Ponds And Riparian Areas”. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/ajasin_2015_REU.pdf.
The Effects of Amphibian Presence and Predation on Mosquitoes
Kagemann, Catherine. 2015. “The Effects Of Amphibian Presence And Predation On Mosquitoes”. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/kagemann_2015_REU.pdf.
An Examination of How Human and Large Wildlife Populations Affect the Nitrogen Budget of the Mara River Basin, East Africa
Arndt, Erik. 2015. “An Examination Of How Human And Large Wildlife Populations Affect The Nitrogen Budget Of The Mara River Basin, East Africa”. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/arndt_2015_REU.pdf.
Experimental Counter-Calling to Determine the Function of Calls for Veeries (Catharus Fuscescens)
Chodelski, Lara M. 2015. “Experimental Counter-Calling To Determine The Function Of Calls For Veeries (Catharus Fuscescens)”. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/chodelski_2015_reu.pdf.
Increasing Salinity Affects on Heavy Metal Concentration
Keniston, Cheyene. 2015. “Increasing Salinity Affects On Heavy Metal Concentration”. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/keniston_2015_REU.pdf.
Structure and Function of Songbird Communication: The Relationship Between Sound Propagation and Social Use of Veery (Catharus Fuscescens) Calls
Block, Laura R. 2015. “Structure And Function Of Songbird Communication: The Relationship Between Sound Propagation And Social Use Of Veery (Catharus Fuscescens) Calls”. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/block_2015_REU.pdf.
Assessing the Interaction of Knowledge, Values, and Attitudes in Ecological-Thinking Regarding Invasive Earthworms
Ehrenpreis, Vanessa. 2014. “Assessing The Interaction Of Knowledge, Values, And Attitudes In Ecological-Thinking Regarding Invasive Earthworms”. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/ehrenpreis_2014_REU.pdf.
Consider The Chipmunk; Reconsider The Road: Road Noise Effects On Eavesdropping Systems In Eastern Chipmunks
Jung, Julie. 2014. “Consider The Chipmunk; Reconsider The Road: Road Noise Effects On Eavesdropping Systems In Eastern Chipmunks”. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/jung_2014_REU.pdf.
The Effects Of Traffic Noise On Singing Behavior Of Veeries
Dargis, Lorraine. 2014. “The Effects Of Traffic Noise On Singing Behavior Of Veeries”. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/dargis_2014_REU.pdf.
The Influence of Host Preference and Larval Habitat on Mosquito Diversity
Mastrodimos, Lily. 2014. “The Influence Of Host Preference And Larval Habitat On Mosquito Diversity”. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/mastrodimos_2014_REU.pdf.
Quantifying Sediment Methanogenesis and Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Macrophyte Plant Communities in a Tidal Hudson River Wetland
McConnell, Curt. 2014. “Quantifying Sediment Methanogenesis And Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Macrophyte Plant Communities In A Tidal Hudson River Wetland”. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/mcconnell_2014_REU.pdf.
Riparian Links and Nitrogen Sinks Hw Riparian Connectivity and Invasive Species Effect Nitrogen Cycling in Urban Riparian Zones
Tomat-Kelly, Giovanna. 2014. “Riparian Links And Nitrogen Sinks Hw Riparian Connectivity And Invasive Species Effect Nitrogen Cycling In Urban Riparian Zones”. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/tomat-kelly_2014_REU.pdf.
Whose Nest Is Best: The Allometry Of Habitat Creation By Nest-Building Birds And Implications For Secondary Nester Conservation
Mailhot, Jessica. 2014. “Whose Nest Is Best: The Allometry Of Habitat Creation By Nest-Building Birds And Implications For Secondary Nester Conservation”. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/mailhot_2014_REU.pdf.
Aqueous Nitrates And Larval Competition Alter Disease Risk From Two Urban Mosquito Species
Schletzbaum, Maria. 2013. “Aqueous Nitrates And Larval Competition Alter Disease Risk From Two Urban Mosquito Species”. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/schletzbaum_2013_REU.pdf.
Epigenetic Variation Of Phragmites Australis Along A Salinity Gradient In The Hudson River Estuary
Petroff, Rebekah. 2013. “Epigenetic Variation Of Phragmites Australis Along A Salinity Gradient In The Hudson River Estuary”. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/petroff_2013_REU.pdf.
Influence Of Dragonfly Larvae On Mosquito Development And Survival
Ellis, Mary R. 2013. “Influence Of Dragonfly Larvae On Mosquito Development And Survival”. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/ellis_2013_REU.pdf.
Politically Relevant Topics in the Science Classroom: Effects on Interests and Ethics
Trudeau, Katherine. 2013. “Politically Relevant Topics In The Science Classroom: Effects On Interests And Ethics”. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/trudeau_2013_REU.pdf.
Soil Conditions And Nitrogen Dynamics In Urban Grasslands
De La Reguera, Elizabeth. 2013. “Soil Conditions And Nitrogen Dynamics In Urban Grasslands”. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/delareguera_2013_REU.pdf.