Science for the future of the Hudson River – virtual

In by Jaya Srikrishnan


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On June 24 at 7pm EDT, join Cary Institute President Joshua Ginsberg for a virtual science conversation with aquatic ecologist Stuart Findlay. They will discuss Cary’s decades-long research program on the Hudson River, as well as emerging challenges and the future of Hudson River science.
Since the 1990s, Cary scientists have been working to understand the ecology of the Hudson River. Their research has contributed to the body of work that makes the Hudson one of the most rigorously studied rivers in the world. By treating the river as an integrated system – with research sites spanning 200 kilometers from Troy, NY, to the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge – they have gained an unprecedented understanding of the river’s ecosystem.
Findlay will discuss lessons learned on how the river has responded to invasive species such as zebra mussels and water chestnut, how shoreline development impacts water quality, and habitat response to sea level rise and saltwater intrusion. He will also showcase the Hudson River Environmental Conditions Observing System (HRECOS), a network of water quality and weather monitoring stations that provide a window into Hudson River health.
The Hudson is making a recovery, but challenges remain and new ones loom. Among them, climate change is impacting fisheries, drinking water, and marshes and other sensitive shoreline habitat.
Findlay will provide recommendations on how science can continue to support the Hudson River’s recovery, now and for future generations.
Join the conversation. This event is free, open to all, and will include time for audience Q&A. Zoom login info will be sent with Eventbrite registration confirmation.
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