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For more information, please contact
Steven Parisio

If you are a Bard CEP student interested in interning on this project, please contact Robyn Smyth at rsmyth@bard.edu.

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 >>

What We Do

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. 

Our Research

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. 

Click HERE for searchable database.

Our Participants

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
  • Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies:  Gary Lovett
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension: Brent Gotsch, Leslie Zucker
  • US Geological Survey: Barry Baldigo
  • Catskill Institute for the Environment: Morton Adams
  • NYS Museum:  Chuck Ver Straeten
  • NYSERDA:  Greg Lampman
  • Syracuse University:  Chris Johnson
  • Community Greenways Collaborative: Kerissa Fuccillo
  • Bard Center for Environmental Policy: Robyn Smyth