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This graphic shows the parts of the country with the highest incidences of Lyme disease. Graphic courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Lyme and other infectious diseases remain a concern in Dutchess County

Continued research is necessary to develop control measures to reduce the incidence of the disease. 

Flooding of Wappinger Creek in Pleasant Valley. Photo credit: Lia Harris.

Data shows warming climate

Our region's changing climate will continue to have widespread effects on our natural resources, agriculture, infrastructure, and human health. 

Limiting emissions key to clean air

There are three major air pollutants in Dutchess County: ozone, particulate matter, and acid precipitation. 

Station to aid water-quality monitoring

A new high-tech environmental monitoring station was unveiled on the banks of the Hudson River. 

New frontiers for coyotes may bring more Lyme disease

How coyotes and other predators influence Lyme risk.

New Hudson River monitoring station in Poughkeepsie unveiled

Cary Institute, NYSDEC, Marist, USGS and partners join forces to protect river.

New Hudson River monitoring station in Poughkeepsie unveiled

The new monitor is part of a network of 15 stations that provides round-the-clock data on conditions in the Hudson from Albany to New York Harbor. 

The ecology of disease

When we do things in an ecosystem that erode biodiversity — we chop forests into bits or replace habitat with agricultural fields — we tend to get rid of species that serve a protective role. 

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A bull market in guinea hens

It's a hot summer in the Northeast — but not as hot as the quirky little market for guinea hens — the latest fad for the monied set looking to do battle against Lyme disease carrying ticks. 

Fox and coyote and ticks - oh, my!

Understanding the relationship between red foxes and coyotes may be another key in understanding the ecology of Lyme disease.

The invasion of the crawlers

Earthworms, a non-native species. Are they good or bad for the soil? 

Predators, prey, and Lyme disease

Given the health implications, "understanding the ecological mechanisms that drive Lyme disease in nature is very important." 

Floodplains are valuable habitats for birds and wildlife. (Photo credit: Bigstock)

Floodplains provide habitat, aid water distribution

Here are a few suggestions about how best to manage floodplains.

The floundering fish: Hudson River shad

Invasive species pose one of the top threats to the Hudson River. 

In wild animals, charting the pathways of disease

New York Times article explores the links between wildlife and infectious diseases.

The dirty truth about unpaved roads

Paving rural roads is one of the local issues that can get people in Dutchess County worked up. 

Understanding tick-borne diseases

Millbrook, NY – The Hudson Valley has the unfortunate distinction of being the global epicenter of tick-borne disease. And the situation is getting worse. 

Beware the impact of invasive plants

Take care to be sure that your "perfect plant" isn't actually a perfect menace in disguise. 

Cary's Aldo Leopold Society membership

In addition to supporting the work of the Institute, Aldo Leopold Society members receive invitations to special events and unique opportunities to interact with scientists and educators.

Aldo Leopold: America's pioneering conservationist

We strive to enact many of the principals that Aldo Leopold so presciently put forward and to encourage the application of rigorous science to decisions that affect humans and the natural world on which humanity depends. 

Limno-explorers: Discovering the world of water

Campers will conduct scientific investigations, learn about local natural history, and participate in team-building activities. 

Northeast Science and Policy Consortium

Cary Institute's motto, "the science behind environmental solutions," is motivating a new collaborative venture. 

Graduate education programs

Recently, the Cary Institute hosted two graduate courses. 

Hudson River Environmental Conditions Observing System (HRECOS) grows

"This additional capacity will significantly increase our knowledge about what's going on in the Hudson River." 

American Woodcock

Field notes: Soundscapes

The ecology of birds is intimately tied to the sounds of other organisms around them. 

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