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Crangling in Land O' Lakes makes for a shocking summer

REU student Alberto Salazar gives us a taste of his experience working with Cary scientists Dr. Chris Solomon and Alex Ross on two fisheries projects based in northern Wisconsin.

The moss is always greener on the science side

REU student Olivia Vought tells us about her journey to Cary & summer plans to survey streambed moss

Hudson Data Jam participants

Students delve into data and get creative to tell science stories about the Hudson Valley

Sixth annual Hudson Data Jam Awards Expo features creative work by regional students

Catskill stream

Applying science to natural resource management in the Catskills

Targeting research efforts to ensure Catskill conservation is guided by science

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Engaging stakeholders to close the door on imported forest pests

An alliance of interests is needed to protect New England’s trees

White-faced capuchin (Cebus capucinus)

New model IDs primate species with potential to spread Zika in the Americas

Interactive maps can guide surveillance efforts, protect human health

Mild Winter Days? Watch Out for Ticks

Although tick encounters are less frequent in winter, there are still plenty of ticks out in the environment searching for a blood meal.

Snowy winter road with road salt

New Cary Institute Report on Sustainable Road Salt Use

A report summarizing current science on the environmental and health impacts of road salt, and best management practices for preventing overuse while maintaining public safety.

Climate change, pathogens, and people: The challenges of monitoring a moving target

For human health, one emerging concern is that we do not fully understand how the geographic ranges of vector-borne diseases—those caused by parasites, bacteria, and viruses transmitted to humans via an intermediate host organism—are being influenced by climate change.

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Franklin Institute award winners include two Nobel laureates

Gene Likens, founder of the Cary Institute, has been selected for the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth & Environmental Science for his work on acid rain.

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

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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.

surveying fish Camp Lake

Angling for sustainable fisheries

We all know what a landscape is, but have you ever heard of a FishScape? 'Fishscapes' are lake-rich regions where recreational fishing opportunities are plentiful and interactions among anglers, regulatory institutions, and local economies influence fishery health.

Ecosystem ecologist Kathleen Weathers

Kathleen Weathers to serve as President of the Ecological Society of America

Cary Senior Scientist to head the world’s largest community of ecologists

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Stream insects concentrate pharmaceutical pollution and pass it to predators

Animals that eat bugs in or near streams at risk of being dosed with drugs

Widely used mosquito repellent proves lethal to larval salamanders

By harming mosquito predators, picaridin may help mosquitoes survive

Microbes hitch a ride inland on coastal fog

Microorganisms, including potential pathogens, travel from sea to land via fog,

In the eastern US, adult trees adapt and acclimate to local climate

Trees growing in temperate forests in the eastern US show strong adaptation or acclimation to local climate. So reports a new study that analyzed more than 23,000 tree cores to investigate how adult trees respond to changes in climatic conditions.

Tim Hoellein: In Conversation

Tim Hoellein is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Loyola University, Chicago. He studies the effects of different forms of human-caused pollution on freshwater systems.

Evaluating the gas we pass

Ecologists are embracing the potential to increase the storage of carbon in terrestrial ecosystems. This could reduce the build-up of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere. But does it?

Thanks to climate change and wetter weather, forest soils are absorbing less methane

Farming, energy production, and landfills produce methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Forests can remove methane from the atmosphere through the activity of soil bacteria. But increasing precipitation – a symptom of climate change – is making it harder for forest soils to trap greenhouse gases, creating a feedback loop that exacerbates global warming.

New mentoring program brings community members together to study their local watershed

MH-YES immerses Poughkeepsie students, scientists, & high school teachers in stream ecology research

Summer 2018 REU Spotlight

Cary Institute is home to one of the nation’s longest running Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs. Meet the 2018 summer cohort. 

Kishi Oyagi

Jammin’ on the Hudson

Hudson Valley students experiment with creative approaches to science storytelling in the 2018 Hudson Data Jam 

Forest ecology shapes Lyme disease risk in the eastern US

In the eastern US, risk of contracting Lyme disease is higher in fragmented forests with high rodent densities and low numbers of resident fox, opossum, and raccoons. These are among the findings from an analysis of 19 years of data on the ecology of tick-borne disease in a forested landscape

Emerald ash borer

Imported forest pests: What are the impacts and who pays?

Imported pests threaten forest health, local economies, and the benefits trees provide to cities and communities.

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