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Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Translational Ecology

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Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The Translational Ecology for Undergraduates program provides 12 students with research experience in ecology during 10 weeks in the summer. Students work in pairs with two or more mentor scientists on individual projects and gain confidence in doing independent research. Research topics include (but are not limited to): ecosystem and global change influences on disease transmission risk, the future of tree lines in Alaska, environmental history of an urban-suburban watershed, vertical dimensions of microbial community assembly and function in forests, effects of global change on streams of the Northeastern US, and urban forest ecology in New York City. Students also explore translational ecology through communication, education and application.

To apply, students must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions.

Underrepresented minorities and first generation college students are encouraged to apply. Students will receive a participation stipend of $5,500, a room and board stipend of $1,800 and coverage of travel expenses.
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Participating Institution(s):
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Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (Lead)

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

Aquatic Ecology
Behavioral Ecology
Collaborative Research
Forest Ecology
Freshwater Wetlands
Invasive Species
Stream Ecology
Terrestrial Ecology
Urban Ecology

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

Page last updated 7/12/2022
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