2012 News Archive

brown rat

Hurricane Sandy could displace rats, spread infectious disease

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Cary's Rick Ostfeld warns of an increased risk of infectious disease due to storm waters displacing urban rats.

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Pickett touts importance of stewardship and a diverse, collaborative ecological community

When sharing science with diverse publics representing a broad swath of cultural, ethnic, ideological and socioeconomic interests, it certainly helps when those doing the sharing are themselves representative of a diverse cross-section of society.

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Fracking must wait till more is known

I have seldom witnessed an issue as divisive as the extraction of natural gas by hydraulic fracture, better known as fracking.

Cary debuts new monitoring station

This summer Stuart Findlay held a press conference with partners to launch a high-tech environmental monitoring station based at Marist College.

Millbrook Community Day

On September 8, 2012, the Cary Institute participated in Millbrook Community Day

On the grounds: Autumn's palette

New England’s heralded autumn leaf show is now on display, and a walk on the Cary Institute campus is a great opening act.

Notes from the field: Western rivers

As part of her ongoing work to assess how human activity affects freshwater resources, aquatic ecologist Emma Rosi-Marshall spent this past summer studying nutrient cycling in large western rivers.

Luncheon on the Grounds

Our second annual Fall Luncheon, held on September 16, was a resounding success.

Maria Coryell-Martin: Inspiration from ice

From October 4 -18, painter Maria Coryell-Martin will join the Cary Institute's research community as our fall artist-in-residence.

A summer of ecological exploration

Traditional academic calendars give teachers and students the summer off to unwind, but you wouldn't know that from the learning that took place on our campus.

From our President

Reflections on a summer of ecology education and research at Cary.

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Conferences

Our fall line-up of hosted conferences and workshops.

Funding supports pharmaceutical research

Emma Rosi-Marshall has received funding to help build an artificial stream facility on the Cary Institute's campus, to facilitate research on the effects of pharmaceuticals on stream ecosystems.

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Urban conditions magnify West Nile virus

This year's West Nile virus outbreak is marching toward the record books, with the Centers for Disease Control reporting some 3,100 cases and more than 130 deaths in the United States.

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