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New Paltz biologist teams with Mohonk Preserve to host global lake science conference

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

SUNY New Paltz

More than 240 scientists and researchers from around the world visited the Hudson Valley from Nov. 27 – Dec. 1 for the 19th annual meeting of the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON), the international, grassroots network of scientists, information technology experts and engineers dedicated to understanding the world’s lakes.
Among the hosts and coordinators of this year’s GLEON conference was David Richardson, associate professor of biology at SUNY New Paltz, whose research into lake ecology and climate science has produced numerous opportunities for New Paltz students to conduct meaningful field research.


Richardson has long worked with GLEON, as well as partners at the Mohonk Preserve, and undergraduate students at the College, to study lakes in the Hudson Valley and throughout the northeast. Much of his work relies on monitoring devices that can collect information on air and water temperature, lake-air gas exchange, and a suite of other dynamic lake characteristics. Read More...