June 31 marked the retirement of two longstanding members of the Cary Institute’s scientific staff. Dave Strayer joined Cary’s staff in 1991, and quickly emerged as an integral part of our Hudson River Research Program. Among his key areas of inquiry: aquatic invasive species, pearly mussel ecology, and the restoration of river habitat. Clive Jones began his tenure in 1980, when the organization was still an outpost of the NY Botanical Garden. His research has focused on ecosystem engineering, the ecology of oak forests, ecological theory, and chemical ecology. Both will remain part of the Cary community as emeriti.