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Strayer authors primer on Hudson River ecology

As a main artery to Manhattan, the Hudson River is one of the most travelled and researched rivers in the world. Cary Institute scientists have been investigating the river’s ecology for almost 30 years. This winter, Senior Scientist Dave Strayer released The Hudson Primer: The Ecology of an Iconic River. Published by the University of California Press, the book distills a large body of scientific information—from Cary Institute and beyond—into an accessible and intimate view of the Hudson River estuary.

From the geology of the Hudson River basin and the movement of water to resident plants and animals, Strayer communicates the conditions that make the Hudson unique. Wetlands, restoration, invasive species, and pollution are among the topics covered. Copies of the book are available online at

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