Chris Bowser recently received the 2020 Leadership Award from the New York State Outdoor Education Association. In his acceptance video, he highlights the Poughkeepsie community and the work he and his colleagues have done in outdoor education.
Brian Rahm co-authored the paper "Predicting Flood Insurance Claims with Hydrologic and Socioeconomic Demographics via Machine Learning: Exploring the Roles of Topography, Minority Populations, and Political Dissimilarity," recently published in the Journal of Environmental Management. Krishna Ramanujan of The Cornell Chronicle wrote a press release about the paper, published August 10, 2020, outlining the impacts of the report. To see the full paper, click here.
Chris Bowser, Hudson River Estuary education coordinator for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and CALs NYS Water Resources Institute employee, was interviewed for and featured on NPR's Morning Edition as an expert on eel behavior. He was asked to weigh in on the emotional life of eels.
Andrew Meyer uses historical research and toponymy, the study of place names and their origins, to investigate whether an area referred to as “Sturgeon Pool” on a tributary to the Hudson River might be correctly named as historic habitat of Shortnose Sturgeon Acipenser brevirostrum.
Chris Bowser, WRI staff member and Education Coordinator for the Hudson River Estuary Program and National Estuary and Research Reserve, was profiled by Marist College for his role in blending education and research.
Kristin Marcel, WRI staff member and Climate Resilience Program Coordinator for the Hudson River Estuary Program, was quoted based on her experience working with the town of Piermont, NY. Piermont, just north of New York City, is at risk from rising sea level linked to climate change. WRI’s Hudson River Estuary Climate Resilience Program, in partnership with the NY DEC, works with municipalities to adapt to climate related threats. Learn more in this article about the Hudson River Estuary Program.
Chris Bowser, WRI staff member and Education Coordinator for the Hudson River Estuary Program and National Estuary and Research Reserve, was profiled in the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's "On the Front Lines" video series. The Estuary Program was designed to engage all citizens of the watershed with the management of their natural resources. Chris often gives students of all ages their first encounter with the estuary and inspires them to conservation.