Chronic pharmaceutical pollution passes up the food web
Mosquito repellent can be lethal to predators that control their numbers
maine coastal fog
Microbes and species known to cause respiratory infections
Conditions that regulate numbers of infected ticks


Road Salt: The Problem, The Solution, and How to Get There (pdf, 790 KB)

The 15 to 32 million metric tons of road salt used yearly on our nation's highways not only negatively impacts the environment but also affects the quality of our drinking water.


Insects slipping into the US are causing billions of dollars in damage


Wooden shipping pallets can transport pests. Standards established a dozen years ago have helped prevent the outbreak of a major pest infestation in the US, but many are worried that protections are insufficient.

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Infectious Diseases

Illuminating how environmental conditions shape disease risk.


Urban Ecology

Studying how cities can be designed to be resilient and sustainable.

hudson river studies

Freshwater Health

Monitoring the quality of our streams, lakes, and rivers.

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Invasive Species

Understanding how invasive species impact our forest and freshwater resources.


Climate Change

Preparing for the future, from extreme weather to species shifts.

ecotots program

Outreach & Education

Educating decision makers, teachers, students, and the general public.

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