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Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies appoints Wildlife Conservation Society Leader as President

Dr. Joshua R. Ginsberg has been named the next President of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; he will assume the position in September of 2014.

Cary Institute President gives lecture

On Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m. William Schlesinger, President of the Cary Institute, will discuss society's most pressing environmental problems, and what needs to be done to ensure a habitable planet, now and for future generations.

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Caring for the land: Cary Institute and Dutchess Land Conservancy to host special forum

Interested in protecting and promoting healthy forests and open spaces, now and for future generations? Learn how science-based stewardship can keep Hudson Valley landscapes vital.

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Don't move a mussel (or a clam, or a snail)

Anyone that has spent time at a seaside pier has witnessed the destruction barnacles wreak on boat hulls. But biofouling animals are not limited to marine environments

Cary Institute debuts student competition with a focus on Hudson River science and creativity

Cary Institute educators are challenging middle school and high school students to creatively bring  long-term river data to life in the Hudson Data Jam, a new competition that melds science and creativity.

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Mice give ticks a free lunch

People living in northern and central parts of the U.S. are more likely to contract Lyme disease and other tick-borne ailments when white-footed mice are abundant. Mice are effective at transferring disease-causing pathogens to feeding ticks.

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National study reveals urban lawn care habits

What do people living in Boston, Baltimore, Miami, Minneapolis, Phoenix, and Los Angeles have in common? From coast to coast, prairie to desert – residential lawns reign.

Emptying the Skies documentary — screening at the Cary Institute

On Friday, February 21 at 7 p.m. join the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies for a free screening of Emptying the Skies, a documentary film about the widespread poaching of migratory songbirds in the Mediterranean and the heroism of a team of Italian bird-lovers trying to put an end to the practice.

Cary Institute President to Retire in 2014

Dr. William H. Schlesinger, President of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York, recently announced that he will be retiring in June of 2014, effective with the naming of his successor.

New Walkway Over the Hudson sign explores river science in action

Each year, some half a million visitors explore the Walkway over the Hudson, a steel cantilever bridge that was converted into the nation's largest footbridge in 2009. And now, thanks to a new digital sign, visitors will be able to access real-time information about the river's environmental conditions.

Antibacterial products fuel resistant bacteria in streams and rivers

Triclosan – a synthetic antibacterial widely used in personal care products – is fueling the development of resistant bacteria in streams and rivers.

Eastern U.S. water supplies threatened by a legacy of acid rain

Human activities are changing the water chemistry of many streams and rivers in the Eastern U.S., with consequences for water supplies and aquatic life, so reports a new study in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.

Dams destabilize river food webs: Lessons from the Grand Canyon

Managing fish in human-altered rivers is a challenge because their food webs are sensitive to environmental disturbance. So reports a new study in the journal Ecological Monographs, based on an exhaustive three-year analysis of the Colorado River in Glen and Grand Canyons.

Undergraduate students present research findings at Cary Institute

Join the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies for the 26th Annual Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Symposium, where eleven students will present the results of their summer research projects.

Hubbard Brook 50th anniversary celebrated by local scientists

Dr. Gene E. Likens, the Founding President of Millbrook's Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, recently celebrated 50 years of research at The Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study (HBES) in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Study highlights need to forecast how climate is impacting disease risk

Climate change is affecting the spread of infectious diseases worldwide, according to an international team of leading disease ecologists.

Cary Institute to host outdoor performance by Arm of the Sea Theater

Discover how water from Catskill Mountaintops feeds Manhattan taps in the dynamic presentation, The City That Drinks the Mountain Sky.

Black-legged ticks linked to Encephalitis in New York State

In the Northeast, the black-legged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) that spread Lyme disease also infect people with other maladies, among them anaplasmosis, babesiosis, and – as a new paper in the journal Parasites and Vectors reports – Powassan encephalitis.

Eighteen international lake experts meet at the Cary Institute

This week the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is hosting eighteen leaders in lake science. They hail from around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Hungary, Ireland, Taiwan, Argentina, Canada, Ireland, and China. 

Cary scientist honored by EPA for Hudson River work

Aquatic ecologist Dr. Stuart E.G. Findlay was recently honored with an Environmental Quality Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for his work on the Hudson River.

Streams stressed by pharmaceutical pollution

Pharmaceuticals commonly found in the environment are disrupting streams, with unknown impacts on aquatic life and water quality.  

Maple syrup, moose, and the local impacts of climate change

Millbrook, N.Y. -- In the northern hardwood forest, climate change is poised to reduce the viability of the maple syrup industry, spread wildlife diseases and tree pests, and change timber resources.

New Hudson River monitoring station in Poughkeepsie unveiled

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

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. 

Lyme Disease Surge Predicted for the Northeastern U.S.

Millbrook, NY – The northeastern U.S. should prepare for a surge in Lyme disease this spring. And we can blame fluctuations in acorns and mouse populations, not the mild winter.

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