Adirondack Research is an independent research firm focused on social and environmental issues. 


We use science to inform decisions.

We conduct process-based research focused on social science, climate change, and invasive species. Our passion is research, and we tailor each project to the specific needs of our clients, helping people make informed decisions when they matter. 

  • Advising on Invasive Species in New York State
  • Solving Social Challenges


We communicate science to support policy.

The results of our studies are delivered to policy-makers and the public through accessible reports and engaging graphics, peer-reviewed publications, public awareness campaigns, citizen science and environmental advocacy.

  • Guiding New York State’s Classification of Boreas Ponds
  • Calculating the Hidden Costs of Road Salt


Featured Projects Portfolio

    Developing science curricula for elementary schools in China
    Yew Chung International School of Beijing
    In Fall 2016, Adirondack Research partnered with Dr. Jacob Wickham, adjunct Rutgers professor and...
    Using aerial mapping technology to assess potential Hemlock Woolly Adelgid spread
    In Spring 2017, Adirondack Research partnered with NASA and the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant...
    Calculating hidden costs of road salt
    ADK Action
    We are working with ADK Action to investigate the cost burden of road salt...
    Determining costs of climate change in Lebanon
    United Nations FAO
    We assessed the socioeconomic impact of erosion in two areas of Lebanon based on land use...
    Informing Invasive Species Regulation
    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
    We help the NYS DEC determine which non-native species are "invasive"
    Engaging Residents in Land Conservation
    Lake Placid Land Conservancy
    We are working with the Lake Placid Land Conservancy to implement their new strategic...
    Using Science to Inform Boreas Ponds Classification
    Adirondack Council
    New land purchased by the State and added to the Adirondack Forest Preserve is...
    Building Structure for New Farmers
    Essex Farm Institute
    We created the Farmer Training Handbook for Essex Farm Institute to guide new Adirondack farmers. Our task: To...
    Demonstrating Success of Invasive Species Control
    The Nature Conservancy
    We developed the post-treatment monitoring program for The Nature Conservancy's Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program...
    Discovering Opportunities for Birth to Three
    Adirondack Foundation
    We assessed the current coverage, shortcomings, and opportunities for education support of 0-3 year olds...
    Monitoring Climate Change in the Adirondacks
    Wildlife Conservation Society and Intervale Lowlands Preserve
    We are monitoring at Intervale Lowlands Preserve as the climate changes
    Organizing the Adirondack All-Taxa Biodiversity Inventory
    Paul Smith's College
    We coordinated the Adirondack All-Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) BioBlitzes with Paul Smith's College and State...
    Monitoring Emerald Ash Borer
    Adirondack Research is testing trap designs for United States Department of Agriculture in New...
    Developing Phenology Trails
    Northern New York Audubon
    Adirondack Research received funding from the Northern NY Audubon to create a phenology trail...
    Investigating Climate Change's Impact on Forest Insects
    University of Wisconsin
    We investigate the effects of climate change on insect-plant phenology and chemistry
    Testing Asian Longhorned Beetle Pheromones
    The Pennsylvania State University
    We test pheromone blends for increased monitoring effectiveness

Client Testimonials

Our clients include nonprofits, universities, government agencies, owners’ associations, and individuals. Hear some of what they have to say:
Ezra Schwartzberg helped with design, implementation, and management of the biological research infrastructure at intervale Lowlands Preserve in Lake Placid, Ny. We needed someone with broad expertise to advise on a long-term project with detailed scientific objectives as well as with many open-ended questions relating to climate change monitoring and management or private lands. Ezra was able to provide us with planning to facilitate our goals. we're very impressed with his use of social media, smartphone apps, and crowdsourcing to make the data we collect useful to broad audience.

Larry Master, Ph.D

Intervale Lowlands Preserve
Ezra Completed a large set of invasive species assessments for us in a very short period of time. He was able to work with his team with short notice under pressing timelines as we were preparing to meet legislative deadlines. His work came in complete, at a very high quality, and provided us with the information we needed. He was also willing to accommodate a changing Work-plan, which was very beneficial to us.

David Adams

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
We Contracted with Adirondack Research and Consulting to coordinate our pheromone trapping program in worcester, MA. Ezra schwartzberg lead the effort and did an amazing job. The season's trapping program went very well, and his organization and management skills made our life A LOT easieer. We were very impressed with his coordination with our lab, facilitating sample analysis, trapping logistics, and reporting. He also contributed a great deal to helping us calibrate our in-field volatile release rate. Adirondack Research and Consulting offers a great service and handles complicated survey methods with ease, professionalism, and timeliness. very easy to communicate with too

Kelli Hoover, Ph.D.

Penn State University, Department of Entomology

Let Us Work for You

At Adirondack Research, our approach is based on science and proven research methodology. Our team of experts and partners cover a broad range of abilities, from ecological research and GIS mapping to communication and graphic design—and much more.

We’re here to provide customized solutions to your problems. Get to know our team or contact us today to discuss your research needs.


Contact Us



28 St. Bernard Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
(518) 253-4112



We are located in Saranac Lake, a small town in the center of the Adirondack Mountains. Saranac Lake is also home to other environment-related state agencies and not for profits including Wildlife Conservation Society, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Adirondack Park Association, and Adirondack North Country Association. We are a short drive from Adirondack Foundation in Lake Placid, The Nature Conservancy’s Adirondack Chapter in Keene Valley, and Adirondack Council‘s offices in Elizabethtown. We are three hours from Albany.

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28 St. Bernard Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Phone: (518) 253-4112

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