Environmental policy guided by science.
urban stream
Resistant microbes flourishing in drug-polluted urban streams.
Upstate NY wells polluted by road salt.
algal bloom
Using drones and mobile apps to monitor water quality.
Poor neighborhoods more at risk from mosquito-borne diseases.


#GetTickedOff: Panel discussion on Lyme & other tick-borne diseases

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Lyme and other tick-borne diseases have impacted the lives of so many in the Hudson Valley. Learn the latest news on prevention at a special panel discussion. Registration is required


drain pipe

From the road to the well


In the winter, rock salt is routinely spread on our roads to keep them free of ice. We now know that the rock salt can enter into our soil, groundwater, rivers and streams and can stay there year-round, effecting the ecosystem and people. 

Our Science

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Infectious Diseases

Illuminating how environmental conditions shape disease risk.


Urban Ecology

Studying how cities can be designed to be resilient and sustainable.

hudson river studies

Freshwater Health

Monitoring the quality of our streams, lakes, and rivers.

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Invasive Species

Understanding how invasive species impact our forest and freshwater resources.


Climate Change

Preparing for the future, from extreme weather to species shifts.

ecotots program

Outreach & Education

Educating decision makers, teachers, students, and the general public.

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies | Millbrook, New York 12545 | Tel (845) 677-5343

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