Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Spotlight 2019

Meet Cary's 2019 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) cohort

Wisconsin dreamin’: Looking back and ahead on my career in ecology

REU student Joe Pitti tells us about his summer research and the path that led him to Cary 

Spotting wildlife and studying speckled alder

REU student Marco Alvarez tells us about his experience at Cary and his summer research

Marsh research makes for a muddy, but gratifying, summer

REU student Marianela Robau tells us about her summer at Cary and research on Hudson River marshes

Studying effects of temperature and competition on larval mosquitoes

REU student Emmanuel Kotey explains his summer research looking at the effects of temperature and competition on larval mosquitoes

A night on the Sky

REU student Sarah Moser tells us about her research at Cary and her summer working on the Shawangunk Sky Lakes

Spying on eavesdroppers

REU student Camya Robinson offers a glimpse into a typical day of animal behavior field research 

I’m not sure where I’m going, but I love where I’ve gotten

REU student Amanda Jackson Mojica tells us about her journey in the sciences and gives a taste of her summer research looking at the role of riparian zones in mitigating or facilitating freshwater pollution.

Do hungry bugs stress nitrogen-fixers? Make like an insect to find out.

REU student Ava Adler tells us about her summer project looking at nitrogen-fixing plants in the temperate zone.

My project versus the scientific method: Making it work

REU student Corinne Johnson tells us about her research experience in Vilas County, Wisconsin.

Why did the invertebrate cross the mesh? To chow on rotting chicken, of course!

REU student Maggie Flowers tells us about her summer project studying scavenging behavior on Cary Institute’s campus.

Model predicts bat species with the potential to spread deadly Nipah virus in India

Findings can help guide surveillance and prevent deadly outbreaks

Crangling in Land O' Lakes makes for a shocking summer

REU student Alberto Salazar gives us a taste of his experience working with Cary scientists Chris Solomon and Alex Ross on two fisheries projects based in northern Wisconsin.

The moss is always greener on the science side

REU student Olivia Vought tells us about her journey to Cary & summer plans to survey streambed moss

Hudson Data Jam participants

Students delve into data and get creative to tell science stories about the Hudson Valley

Sixth annual Hudson Data Jam Awards Expo features creative work by regional students

Catskill stream

Applying science to natural resource management in the Catskills

Targeting research efforts to ensure Catskill conservation is guided by science

Spotted lanternfly

Engaging stakeholders to close the door on imported forest pests

An alliance of interests is needed to protect New England’s trees

White-faced capuchin (Cebus capucinus)

New model IDs primate species with potential to spread Zika in the Americas

Interactive maps can guide surveillance efforts, protect human health

Mild Winter Days? Watch Out for Ticks

Although tick encounters are less frequent in winter, there are still plenty of ticks out in the environment searching for a blood meal.

Snowy winter road with road salt

New Cary Institute Report on Sustainable Road Salt Use

A report summarizing current science on the environmental and health impacts of road salt, and best management practices for preventing overuse while maintaining public safety.

Climate change, pathogens, and people: The challenges of monitoring a moving target

For human health, one emerging concern is that we do not fully understand how the geographic ranges of vector-borne diseases—those caused by parasites, bacteria, and viruses transmitted to humans via an intermediate host organism—are being influenced by climate change.

Insects slipping into the US are causing billions of dollars in damage


Wooden shipping pallets can transport pests. Standards established a dozen years ago have helped prevent the outbreak of a major pest infestation in the US, but many are worried that protections are insufficient.

gene likens

Franklin Institute award winners include two Nobel laureates

Gene Likens, founder of the Cary Institute, has been selected for the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth & Environmental Science for his work on acid rain.

surveying fish Camp Lake

Angling for sustainable fisheries

We all know what a landscape is, but have you ever heard of a FishScape? 'Fishscapes' are lake-rich regions where recreational fishing opportunities are plentiful and interactions among anglers, regulatory institutions, and local economies influence fishery health.

Ecosystem ecologist Kathleen Weathers

Kathleen Weathers to serve as President of the Ecological Society of America

Cary Senior Scientist to head the world’s largest community of ecologists


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