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On our grounds: Discover our hiking trails

Summer is an excellent time to explore the Cary Institute's trail system. 

Aldo Leopold Society members travel to the Amazon

The spring, the Cary Institute organized an intimate exploration of Peru's Upper Amazon. 

EcoDiscovery Day 2011

EcoDiscovery Day was held on Sunday, May 22, 2011. 

Ned Ames Honorary Lecture

Frances Beinecke, President of the Natural Resources Defense Council, gave the second annual Ned Ames Honorary Lecture. 

Translational Ecology Forum

On July 8, 2011 the Cary Institute hosted a forum for undergraduate and graduate students. 

Predicting environmental collapse

Early warning signs help you prepare for, and hopefully prevent, the worst case scenario. 

From our President

The Cary Institute seeks to alert the Hudson Valley community to the environmental problems facing society. 

Science and Management Forums: A regional resource

The Science and Management Forum series has been well received by its target audience. 

Biodiversity protects human health

We can best preserve biodiversity by preserving habitat. 

HRECOS walkway installation

HRECOS observations not only protect a national treasure, they inform decisions about commercial traffic and management. 

Weathers spends year as NSF program director

From April 2009 through June 2010, biogeochemist Dr. Kathleen Weathers was on loan from the Cary Institute. 

Cary road salt report generates regional buzz

Last winter, between 10 and 20 million tons of salt were used nationally. 

From our President

It's been wonderful to see the Cary Institute expand its role as a resource for regional environmental programming. 

The earth's climate continues to warm

The growing season is getting longer. 

Aldo Leopold Society Autumn Celebration 2010

The Aldo Leopold Society's annual celebration was held at the Widdowson's Temple Farm in Millbrook. 

Turning Forests into Fuel: Report Outlines Promise and Limits of Biomass Energy in the Northeast

Forest biomass could replace as much as one quarter of the liquid fossil fuel now being used for industrial and commercial heating in the Northeastern United States.

Ecological research in urban setting requires innovative methods

While most ecologists conduct field work in natural settings, Cary Institute scientists have pioneered the inclusion of urban and suburban landscapes in ecological research.

Turning forests into fuel

Our forests provide a wide range of ecological, economic, and aesthetic benefits.

My water comes from the Hudson River

A place-based curricula developed by Cary educators engages students in their local water cycle and teaches them how human activities and land-use can affect that cycle.

Biogeochemistry: Crucial to solving environmental problems

The Gulf of Mexico is home to a dead zone roughly the size of New Jersey. Inhospitable waters are caused by excess nitrogen that originates from distant Mid- western agribusinesses.  

Nurturing ecological understandIng

During the summer months, the Cary Institute’s campus bustles with educational activity. From campers getting their first introduction to climate change while exploring our property, to undergraduates conducting research projects under the mentorship of Cary Institute scientists—our staff is committed to nurturing ecological understanding in learners of all ages. 

Small wetlands support bIodiversity and freshwater resources

In early spring, shortly after the snow melts, vernal pools dot the landscape. Isolated from larger water bodies, these small wetlands are usually only wet for a few months out of the year. If you are not paying attention, you just might miss them. And that would be a shame, because these oft-overlooked wetlands are valuable and interesting ecosystems.

Tracking the spread of ecological pests

Cary Institute ecologist Dr. Shannon L. LaDeau is working to understand how environmental conditions influence the spread of undesirable pests and pathogens such as West Nile virus and the hemlock wooly adelgid. This work includes understanding the dynamics of pest communities and taking into account things like land use, climate change, and combined stressors.

Cary Institute president advises Al Gore on climate change

Cary Institute President Bill Schlesinger participated in a roundtable discussion with Former Vice President Al Gore in New York City in mid-January.

Policymakers urged to adopt biofuel standards

Cellulose-based biofuels hold promise, but we need to proceed cautiously. 

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