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/
Planned Review Sessions
|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|