If you are a Bard CEP student interested in interning on this project, please contact Robyn Smyth at email@example.com.
The Catskill Environmental Research and Monitoring Network
The Catskill Environmental Research and Monitoring (CERM) Network was created in an effort to compile, share and encourage research pertaining to forestry, water quality, and biodiversity of the Catskill Region. It is a collaborative initiative of government, ngo, and academic institutions in the broader Catskill Region including: the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Region 3, USGS, NYC DEP, Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy.
3rd Catskill Environmental Research and Monitoring (CERM) Conference
Call for Abstracts and Save the Date October 23-24, 2014 - Belleayre Mt. Ski Center, Highmount, NY VIEW MORE >>
Call for Abstracts and Save the Date
When: October 23rd and 24th 2014 Where: Belleayre Mountain Ski Center in Highmount, NY
The purpose of this forum is to:
(1) Build on the success and continue with themes of past CERM conferences held in November of 2010 and October of 2012;
(2) Exchange information and share research pertaining to the Catskill Mountains and major conference themes which will include, but not be limited to, biodiversity, water quality, climate change, invasive species, forest and stream ecosystem health, geology and soils, extreme events, monitoring techniques, science communication; and
(3) Stimulate discussion and promote collaborative efforts that address data gaps and environmental issues affecting natural resource management in the region.
Researchers are invited to present new findings relating the above themes or other Catskill-related research areas. Presentations reviewing the state of knowledge in a particular area of specialization, identifying areas where research or monitoring is lacking, or new research methods that could be applied to the Catskills, are strongly encouraged.
Please forward presentation titles and abstracts (300 word maximum) for a poster or platform presentation (15 to 20 minutes in length) to Steven Parisio at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, on or before September 12, 2014. Please indicate your preference for either a poster or a platform presentation. There will be an opportunity for selected papers to be included in the conference proceedings which will be published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Presenters who would like to submit a paper for publication should notify us at the time that the abstract is submitted.
This meeting is intended mainly for researchers, students and resource managers working and studying in the Catskill Region, but we do not intend the meeting to be exclusive. Please forward this announcement to others you think may be interested in attending or presenting.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program/Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, Bard College/Center for Environmental Policy, Catskill Institute for the Environment, United States Geologic Survey, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York City Environmental Protection, New York State Energy Research & Development Authority
The CERM Network hosts a biannual conferences for researchers and stakeholders to discuss and present on research projects and data gaps related to the effects of climate change, air pollution, invasive species, biodiversity and water quality in the Catskill Region. The goal is to create a base of knowledge and understanding of the environmental stressors on the region and to promote science-based decision making.
The CERM Network is also compiling a database of Catskill research. A preliminary bibliography is being assembled to provide a means of assessing the state of knowledge in specific subject areas in order to identify data gaps or areas requiring additional research. By making this bibliography available on the web, we hope to facilitate and encourage further research in the Catskill Region and to share the results of our review of the literature. The list was created by searching library databases for references including articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, books, academic dissertations, bulletins and reports focusing on the Catskill Region.
Searchable database of Catskill region research coming soon ...
The CERM Network is an on-going, collaborative effort and includes the following participants:
NYS Dept Environmental Conservation/Region 3: Steve Parisio, William Rudge
NYC Dept Environmental Protection: Loraine Janus, Mark Vian, Don Pierson