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Catskill Environmental Research & Monitoring (CERM) Conference
The CERM conference is an opportunity for researchers, resource managers and others working on environmental management in the Catskills to network and collaborate.
The CERM 2020 conference theme is ‘Interactions Between Human and Natural Systems.’ CERM 2020 also features an expanded three-day format to include workshops! Please help us advertise the conference - share the CERM 2020 flyer.
Call for Abstracts
The CERM committee invites researchers to submit abstracts for presentation at the CERM Conference in Highmount, NY.
The submission deadline is September 7, 2020. Review the the complete submission guidelines.
Presentation at the 2020 CERM Conference.
Presentation at the 2020 CERM Conference. Photo courtesy of NYC DEP.
About the Conference
The purpose of the CERM forum is to:
(1) Highlight environmental research and monitoring efforts relating to the Catskill Mountains;
(2) Bring together a diverse interdisciplinary group of researchers, students, resource managers and others interested in the Catskills;
(3) Explore the impacts of climate change, invasive species and other environmental stressors on water quality, biodiversity and ecosystem health; and
(4) Stimulate discussion and promote collaborative efforts that address data gaps and environmental issues affecting the region.
Learn about past CERM conferences.
Stream Assessment study
Stream assessment study, Ashokan Watershed.
The conference is intended mainly for researchers, students, and resource managers working and studying in the Catskills, but anyone who would like to contribute or learn more about the region is welcome to attend.
USGS electroshocking on the stream..
Fish study. Photo by Mark Loete.
The Belleayre Mountain Ski Center is located at 181 Galli Curci Rd, Highmount, NY 12441. The conference is held in the Overlook Lodge with scenic views of the Catskill high peaks.
Belleayre Mountain view from ski lift
View from Belleayre Mountain
Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program/Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, Bard College/Center for Environmental Policy, Catskill Institute for the Environment, United States Geological Survey, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, New York State Energy Research & Development Authority, New York State Museum, Rondout-Neversink Stream Management Program
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