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Second Catskill Environmental Monitoring & Research Conference

October 25, 2012 @ 8:00 am - October 26, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

Second Catskill Environmental Monitoring & Research Conference

Effects of Climate Change & Invasive Species on Ecosystem Integrity & Water Quality

October 25th and 26th, 2012

Ashokan Center, Olivebridge,  N.Y.

Save the Date!

Preparations are underway for the second Catskill Environmental Research & Monitoring Conference to be held on October 25-26, 2012 at the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY.

The highly successful first conference, held at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center in November of 2010 and attended by more than 100 Catskill researchers and stakeholders, focused on research efforts and data gaps relating to the effects of climate change, air pollution and invasive species on Catskill biodiversity and water quality.

The second conference will continue with those themes and will include a series of comprehensive reviews by senior researchers on selected topics which will provide a baseline of knowledge for understanding the effects of climate change and other environmental stressors on the region. Review topics will include forest health, extreme weather events & flooding, geology & soils, mercury pollution, invasive species and biological controls, biodiversity, community structure, migration corridors and landscape connectivity.

A conference announcement with registration information and a call for papers and posters will be issued shortly.  For more information: go to the conference website: www.ashokanstreams.org/research conference.html.

Planned Review Sessions

Session Leader

Beneath it all: A review of  bedrock geology, glacial geology and soils of the Catskill Region Charles VerStraeten, NYS Museum/Geological Survey
Climate change, extreme weather events and flooding: Impacts on stream and riparian ecosystems in the Catskill Region Mark Vian, NYC Environmental Protection
Catskill Forest Health:  Status and Prospects Gary Lovett, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Biodiversity and Climate Change in the Catskills Morton S. Adams, Catskill Institute for the Environment
Invasive Species in the Catskills: Status and Biological Control Review Meredith Taylor, Catskill Center for Conservation & Development
Mercury contamination in the Catskills Gregory Lampman, NYSERDA



October 25, 2012 @ 8:00 am
October 26, 2012 @ 4:00 pm


Ashokan Center


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www.ashokanstreams.org/research conference.html