Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies http://wamc.org en Study Finds One Tick Bite Can Deliver Multiple Infections http://wamc.org/post/study-finds-one-tick-bite-can-deliver-multiple-infections <p></p><p>A new study in New York reveals that ticks are more likely to be infected with several pathogens, not just the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. The ticks for the study were collected from Dutchess County.&nbsp;</p><p>People who are bitten by a blacklegged tick could be at higher risk of more than one infection. Felicia Keesing is a biology professor at Dutchess County-based Bard College and co-author of a new study.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:40:39 +0000 Allison Dunne 93331 at http://wamc.org Study Finds One Tick Bite Can Deliver Multiple Infections A Dutchess Institute Receives Grant To Study Lyme Disease http://wamc.org/post/dutchess-institute-receives-grant-study-lyme-disease <p></p><p>An ecological research center in the Hudson Valley has received federal funding for a study on Lyme disease.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:54:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 92044 at http://wamc.org A Dutchess Institute Receives Grant To Study Lyme Disease Cary Institute Names New President http://wamc.org/post/cary-institute-names-new-president <p></p><p>A preeminent ecological research center in the Hudson Valley has a new president.</p><p></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:24:23 +0000 Allison Dunne 89427 at http://wamc.org Cary Institute Names New President Real-Time Hudson River Data Is Displayed On Walkway Over The Hudson http://wamc.org/post/real-time-hudson-river-data-displayed-walkway-over-hudson <p></p><p></p><p>A pedestrian bridge in New York has a new sign unveiled this week featuring real-time data about the Hudson River. Officials say the information will provide some useful facts to visitors while scientists monitor the river&rsquo;s changing conditions.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 00:01:53 +0000 Allison Dunne 74873 at http://wamc.org Real-Time Hudson River Data Is Displayed On Walkway Over The Hudson Researchers Find Acid Rain Legacy Impacts Eastern Waters http://wamc.org/post/researchers-find-acid-rain-legacy-impacts-eastern-waters <p>A new study shows streams and rivers up and down the East Coast are threatened by a legacy of acid rain and the impact of human activities. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with one of the study’s authors.</p><p>Dr. Gene Likens, co-discoverer of acid rain in North America some 50 years ago, says the study is the first of its kind. Researchers looked at long-term alkalinity trends in 97 streams and rivers from Florida to New Hampshire, and found alkalinity has increased.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 01:55:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 72343 at http://wamc.org Researchers Find Acid Rain Legacy Impacts Eastern Waters CDC Study Focuses on Spraying Pesticides and Tick-Borne Diseases http://wamc.org/post/cdc-study-focuses-spraying-pesticides-and-tick-borne-diseases <p>A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looks at whether spraying yards with pesticides reduces the risk of contracting a tick-borne disease. In New York, the study focused on Dutchess County.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:22:55 +0000 Allison Dunne 72011 at http://wamc.org CDC Study Focuses on Spraying Pesticides and Tick-Borne Diseases Study Finds Ticks Linked To Encephalitis In NYS http://wamc.org/post/study-finds-ticks-linked-encephalitis-nys <p>A recent study shows a link between a certain type of tick and a rare illness. The report shows the virus is on the rise in parts of the Hudson Valley and has spread to the Capital District. A disease ecologist in Dutchess County says there are more ticks carrying the virus on one side of the Hudson River versus the other.</p><p>Dr. Richard Ostfeld is a disease ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook. He is one of the authors of a paper about ticks linked to encephalitis in New York State. Here’s why he and other scientists undertook the study.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 02:23:09 +0000 Allison Dunne 69366 at http://wamc.org Study Finds Ticks Linked To Encephalitis In NYS New Study Highlights Local Impact of Climate Change http://wamc.org/post/new-study-highlights-local-impact-climate-change <p>A new paper published by scientists in the Northeast finds that long-term studies at the local scale are needed to accurately predict and manage the effects of climate change.<br> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 23:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 53010 at http://wamc.org New Study Highlights Local Impact of Climate Change Study Looks at Invasive Species Spread Hypotheses http://wamc.org/post/study-looks-invasive-species-spread-hypotheses <p>A report has been published that assesses the accuracy of&nbsp; scientific hypotheses that predict how invasive species will spread and affect ecosystems.<br> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 22:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 46282 at http://wamc.org