Videos & Audios

Conferences, interviews, short documentaries, and guest appearances featuring Cary scientists and their research.

Tick-borne disease ecology


In this video, produced by Harvard University's Center for the Environment as a resource for the Planetary Health Alliance, Rick Ostfeld explains the ecology of Lyme disease. Discover how acorns and white-footed mice amplify disease risk, why predators like foxes make good neighbors, and the impact climate change and forest fragmentation have on the spread of tick-borne disease. 


NY's AG leads coalition against bill to strip state authority on ship discharges


New York's Eric Schneiderman and 10 other attorneys general have sent a letter to U.S. Senate leaders. The letter urges opposition to a bill that would eliminate states' authority to protect waterways from ships' polluted discharges, making it easier for non-native species to invade the Hudson River and Great Lakes.

Rosi testifies on pharmaceutical pollution


A panel of experts, including Cary Institute aquatic ecologist Emma Rosi, discuss the issue of pharmaceutical pollution at a Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources Committee hearing.

Invasive Pests Jeopardize U.S. Forests, Kill Trees


The scourge of forest pests is expected to put almost two thirds of America’s forests at risk by 2027, costing several billion dollars every year for dead tree removal and jeopardizing longstanding U.S. industries that rely on timber. 

Former Cary President urges adherence to Paris Accord


A former president of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Dutchess County is one of 375 members of the National Academy of Sciences who has signed an open letter to draw attention to the perils of climate change.

A hotspot for a new pandemic? Computer models pinpoint Nebraska


A surprising computer-based study highlights Nebraska and Kansas as possible “hotspots” for mammals carrying viruses with the potential to infect human populations.

Discovering acid rain at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest


Gene Likens, along with three colleagues, worked with the Forest Service to begin studying Hubbard Brook in 1963. One of the most notable discoveries at the site is acid rain.

Gwynns Falls in Baltimore has drug problem


Gwynns Falls in Baltimore has a drug problem. Researchers found amphetamines, opioids and morphine in the water, and that kind of pollution is having an impact on the aquatic food chain. WBAL-TV reports.

David Strayer testifies before Congress on invasive species


Testimony of David Strayer before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources on proposed legislation seeking exemptions from the Lacey Act.

Who, What, Where, and Y


In this edition of the CellPress Podcast, learn how disease reservoirs lurk in the animals around us from Cary's Barbara Han.

Opportunities for Tree-SMART Trade


Efforts to prevent new pests are not keeping pace with escalating trade and must be strengthened if we are to slow the loss of our nation's trees. Dr. Gary Lovett describes the threat and the steps that can be taken to save our forests.

How to Steer Clear of Lyme Disease


To find out how to steer clear of Lyme disease and learn when tick season is at its peak this year, the National Science Foundation spoke with NSF-funded disease ecologist Rick Ostfeld.

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Trouble With Ticks


As part of the PBS series, Global Health Frontiers, Cary's Rick Ostfeld and other wildlife sleuths work to unravel complex factors driving the explosive spread of Lyme disease in a yard-to-yard battle to try and turn the tide.

Science Now: Experimental Ice Storm


There is very cool science going on at Hubbard Brook. Scientists from Cary and other research institutions created an experimental ice storm that will improve understanding of short- and long-term effects of ice on northern forests.

Gene Likens: Hubbard Brook Memories


Interview with Cary's Gene Likens and his recollections of the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study.

State funds further local Lyme disease research


NYS Senator Sue Serino was joined by Cary's Rick Ostfeld  to announce that $600,000 has been secured to combat Lyme Disease in the State–$90,000 of which will go to the Cary Institute for Lyme Disease research.

Ecology in a Changing World


Cary's Steward Pickett and other ecological scientists comment on the state of the discipline of ecology as the Ecological Society of America turns 100.

Get the Facts: Lyme Disease


Richard Ostfeld, a disease ecologist at the Cary Institute and Dr. Richard Horowitz, author and noted Lyme disease expert answer questions and discuss information you need to know about Lyme disease.

A Week at the Cary Institute


A group of Cornell students visit the Cary Institute for a week to measure trace gases.

Forum on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases


Panelists for a NYS Senate Taskforce on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases forum included Cary's Rick Ostfeld who has been researching the ecology of tick-borne disease for more than 20 years. 

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Road Salt Conference


Cary freshwater ecologist Stuart Findlay shares his research on the effects of road salt on water quality and discusses thresholds of concern for chloride concentrations in surface waters.


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