CRREO to Host the 2013 Hudson River Science Symposium: “The State of Hudson River Science”

NEW PALTZ – The Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO) at SUNY New Paltz, the Hudson River Environmental Society, and the Hudson River Foundation will host a symposium to present the latest scientific understanding of the Hudson River and environs, discuss the drivers behind the science, identify future challenges, and provide an opportunity for scientists, resource managers, educators, students and the general public to share ideas. Invited speakers will address issues of long-term ecological change, ecosystem restoration, Hudson River fish, sediments, contaminants, and historical ecology and archaeology. A poster session on issues of importance to understanding the valley, coupled with a mixer and reception, will end the day.

Symposium presenters include Jeffrey Levinton of SUNY Stony Brook, David Strayer, Stuart Findlay, and Emma Rosi-Marshall of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, William Solecki of the CUNY Institute for Urban Systems, Karin Lindberg of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, David Ralston of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, April Beisaw of Vassar College, and Dennis Suszowski of the Hudson River Foundation.

CRREO Director Gerald Benjamin welcomes the annual event to SUNY New Paltz: “We are most pleased to be partnering this year in this symposium, an event that is among the most important in our region for regularly bringing together for scientific and pragmatic exchange the best minds engaged in riverine studies from the Hudson Valley and beyond.”

The Symposium will be held on April 24 from 8 a.m. (talks start at 9 a.m.) until 5:30 p.m. (poster session at 3:45 p.m.) in the Multipurpose Room in the Student Union Building at SUNY New Paltz. The registration deadline is April 19. To register, go to

CRREO was established in 2007 to further engage SUNY New Paltz and its people with communities, governments, not-for-profits, and businesses across our region. CRREO conducts and publicizes research on regional topics; creates and directs select institutes focusing on specific topics of regional interest; connects and partners with local governments, not-for-profits, and businesses to initiate reforms and advocate for best practices; contracts to assess the performance of public and not-for-profit agencies and programs; and works to foster intergovernmental collaboration and community engagement.