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The invaders of New York State

The invaders of New York State Christopher Hart   Did you know New York has one of the highest densities of invasive species of any state in the United States? And, did you know that it may have some of the most fragile wilderness? The city is […]

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What makes a good map

What makes a good map? We make maps at Adirondack Research – and we research the best ways to make them. So how do we determine what makes a map great? Research, of course! We developed a map assessment guide comprising 37 questions across four categories. Each […]

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In the Field 2017

In the Field 2017
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Aiding reforestation in Lebanon

Aiding reforestation in Lebanon

Article published in Adirondack Daily Enterprise on January 10th, 2017.Chris Knight, Senior Staff Writer Aiding reforestation in Lebanon Adirondack researcher helps environmental campaign SARANAC LAKE — The owner of a local environmental consulting firm is putting his skills to work on a United Nations-funded study of reforestation […]

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10 Tips on Managing Agricultural Land to Protect Ground-Nesting Birds

The Adirondacks is filled with different types of ground-nesting birds: nightjars, loons, bobolinks, robins, Wilson’s warblers, meadowlarks, harriers, and killdeer, to name a few. Why do these species lay their eggs on the ground rather than in trees, like the other birds we see? As all these […]

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Boreas Ponds Roads: How soil properties affect maintenance costs.

Boreas Ponds Roads: How soil properties affect maintenance costs. What do soil properties have to do with road maintenance costs? A lot! The Boreas Ponds Tract is being classified based on its capacity to withstand human use. While we first think of special habitat and fragile water […]

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Should Land Conservancies use Citizen Science?

Should Land Conservancies use Citizen Science?

What exactly is citizen science? In recent years, a new breed of scientist has emerged: the citizen scientist. The image of “scientist” has outgrown its academic white lab coat, and now extends to the everyday outdoor enthusiast. Citizen science requires no formal academic training and instead relies […]

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The Hidden Costs of Road Salt

The Hidden Costs of Road Salt

The Hidden Costs of Road Salt What you don’t know can hurt you. Everyone wants to be as safe as possible when they drive – that is why we use de-icing chemicals on snowy roads in winter. Salt (sodium chloride) is the primary chemical de-icer used by […]

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Our recent paper: Super cool research – literally

Our recent paper: Super cool research – literally

Our recent paper is titled “Supercooling points of diapausing forest tent caterpillar (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) eggs” New research paper published in the Canadian Entomologist. What did we find? An insect’s ability to withstand freezing is dependent on where it came from (population source), and where it overwintered (we moved […]

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New ADK Research Paper: Climate Change, winter and spring temperatures

New ADK Research Paper: Climate Change, winter and spring temperatures

Our latest paper: “Effects of winter temperatures, spring degree-day accumulation, and insect population source on phenological synchrony between forest tent caterpillar and host trees” is now published. Great work Johnny Uelmen and team! The research This research, performed by Johnny and Ezra Schwartzberg near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area […]

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