Thursday nights in the summer - starting June 18th until August 20th - we host a science lecture series. Each week is a different topic and presenter, and hosted by the Preserve and our Summer Research Fellow – Dr. Seth Bigelow. This year's theme is "Plants and wildlife of the Hudson Valley under past, present, and future climates"
The talk starts at 7pm, but join us at 6:30 pm for some socializing, desserts, coffee, and a chance to meet the speaker. This is a great networking opportunity for biology students of all levels and researchers from around the area! This is a free event, though donations are welcome!
Our schedule of talks so far: June 18th - Kyle Mason, State of Vermont’s county forester for Bennington presents "Through the eyes of a forester: enhancing wildlife habitat through forest management"
June 25th - Sasha Wright from Bard College presents "Living close to your neighbors: Competition and facilitation in plant communities"
July 2nd - A special presentations by visiting students from the Gwangju Science Academy. Come support some of the Preserve's youngest researchers and learn about their investigations and discoveries over the past 3-weeks as part of a special session of the Preserve's Wildlife Ecology Research program.
July 9th - Everyone’s moving to the Catskills: How some of Hudson Valley’s rare animals might respond to climate change. Chief Zoologist with the New York Natural Heritage Program, Matthew Schlesinger, will share his reasearch on rare animal responses to climate change in the Catskills
July 16th - Neil Penderson, Senior Ecologist at the Harvard Forest, will share his insights on "Tree Guts and Thier View on Climatic and Ecological History."
July 23rd - Charles Canham, Ph.D., senior scientist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and former Huyck Preserve Scientific Advisory Committee member, will be speaking this week on "Predicting the future of northeastern forests: The good news and the bad news."
July 30th - Change of speaker! This week Dr. Shiguo Jiang from SUNY-Albany will be sharing some of his research findings this week on Remote Sensing of Forest: Estimation of Biophysical and Biochemical Variables
August 6th - Josh Ness, Assistant Professor at Skidmore College, presents "Seed dispersal by animals: Using a landscape context to predict interaction integrity."
August 13th - TBA
August 20th - Special Session! Join us for a wine and cheese poster session presenting the research projects of our high school students in the Wildlife Ecology Research program. Come show your support for young scientists and see the amazing work they've done in their time here!