The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies has announced “Saving Our Trees: Preventing Imported Forest Pests,” a virtual panel discussion exploring the imported forest pest problem and policy actions needed to protect trees in our forests, parks, and neighborhoods, set for May 6th. [Read more…] about Saving Our Trees: Preventing Imported Forest Pests
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies has announced a virtual conversation on black bears and grizzly bears, focusing on how people and bears can peacefully coexist, with National Geographic Explorer and wildlife ecologist Rae Wynn-Grant on Thursday, April 22nd. [Read more…] about Black Bears, Grizzlies And You (Virtual Program)
A growing body of evidence suggests that biodiversity loss increases our exposure to both new and established zoonotic pathogens. Restoring and protecting nature is essential to preventing future pandemics. So reports a new Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) paper that synthesizes current understanding about how biodiversity affects human health and provides recommendations for future research to guide management. [Read more…] about New Study Considers Wildlife Diversity And Zoonotic Disease
With every flush and shower, pharmaceuticals and personal care products go down the drain. Many are not filtered out by wastewater treatment, leaving streams and rivers awash in everything from painkillers and antidepressants to amphetamines and illicit drugs.
In fresh waters, these biologically active chemicals can impact organisms with reverberating effects on ecological processes. Of particular concern is what happens when animals are dosed with a combination of chemicals, and how these pharmaceutical ‘cocktails’ impact ecosystems. [Read more…] about Pharmaceutical Pollution: A Virtual Program
Climate change is altering winter weather in the Northeast, leading to less snow and more ice. Northeastern forests, and the resources they provide, need snow to stay healthy. And there is evidence that ice storms – the most destructive form of winter weather – will become more frequent and severe under changing climate conditions.
The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is set to host a free virtual science conversation on the effects of climate change on winters, with a focus on consequences for forest ecosystems, on Wednesday, December 9th. [Read more…] about Winter Wonderland No More? Climate & Northeastern Forests
The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies will host a series of virtual workshops on managing and conserving wildlife in New York State. Over the course of three webinars, they will explore New York State wildlife, their ecological roles, and the threats they face. [Read more…] about Ecological Approaches to Wildlife Virtual Workshops
Disease ecologists Rick Ostfeld of Cary Institute and Felicia Keesing of Bard College are set to host a virtual Cary Science Conversation on Thursday, September 24th, with Cary President Josh Ginsberg, exploring the role of biodiversity in infectious disease spillovers. [Read more…] about Preventing Pandemics: Why Biodiversity Matters
The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies has announced a virtual book chat via Zoom, with Cary forest ecologist Dr. Charlie Canham, set for Thursday, May 21st at 7 pm. [Read more…] about Forests Adrift: Future of Northeastern Forests