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The Calder Summer Undergraduate Research (CSUR) Program - REU in Conservation and Urban Ecology

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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Our CSUR program is designed to provide undergraduates an opportunity to conduct an independent research project under the guidance of a Fordham University faculty mentor. Select undergraduates receive a $5,000 stipend and free on-site housing to do summer research in a variety of biological fields. This program typically runs for 10 weeks, early-June through mid-August.

Students work closely with staff ecologists at the Calder Center and have access to study sites at the station and nearby ecosystems, such as the Hudson River, Black Rock Forest, Long Island Pine Barrens, Mianus River Gorge, Catskill Mountains, and at several sites along the New York Urban-Rural Gradient. Students complete a research project of their own design, attend short courses on conducting ecological field studies and data analysis, and make a presentation of their findings to researchers in the area and members of the station.

Participating Institution(s):
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Fordham University (Lead)
New York Botanical Garden
Wildlife Conservation Society

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences

Aquatic Ecology
Behavioral Ecology
Biological Invasions
Evolutionary Ecology
Insect Ecology and Evolution
Invasive Species
Plant Ecology
Urban Ecology
Vector Ecology

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

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