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2018 News ArchivesJanuary 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018, reverse chronological order

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WAER: LaFayette Start-up Ichor Thearapeutics Expanding With More Space, Workers, and ESF Partnership (8/7)

ESF's new graduate study partnership with biomedical startup Ichor Therapeutics is covered by WAER. 8/2/18Read More

Syracuse.com: Colleges with best student life in NY state: 6 CNY colleges make ranking (7/19)

ESF is named one of the best colleges in the state for vibrant student life. 7/17/18Read More

The Conversation: Harvesting rain could help Caribbean countries keep the water on after hurricanes (7/19)

ESF graduate student Farah Nibbs is in the Conversation, with an article on her work to harvest rainwater to help provide clean water after storm events in the Caribbean. 7/17/18Read More

Wayne Post: Shedding light on lake foam (7/5)

ESF's Dr. John Hassett is interviewed on the mysterious nature of lake foam, and the research being done to learn more about it. 06/29/18Read More

College Magazine: Top 10 Most Eco-Friendly Colleges (7/5)

ESF is ranked #8 on a College Magazine list of the nation's most eco-friendly colleges. 06/27/18Read More

Rome Sentinel: The Great Swamp Conservancy gears up for summer (7/3)

ESF's Cody Gilbertson will give a talk on the Chittenango ovate amber snail on July 18 at the Great Swamp Conservancy in Canastota, NY. 06/29/18Read More

Adirondack Almanack: McNulty Named Int’l Field Stations Group President (6/14)

Stacy McNulty, director of the Adirondack Ecological Center, has been named the new president for the International Field Stations Group. 6/8/18Read More

New York Upstate: You won't believe what was caught in Onondaga Lake this week (6/14)

ESF researchers caught six sturgeon this week as part of fish population studies. The fish were examined, tagged and released unharmed. 6/9/18Read More

Highlands Current: So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (6/12)

Dr. Karin Limburg is quoted in a story on the effects of climate change on Hudson River species and ecosystems. 6/1/18Read More

New York Upstate: Afraid of ticks, Lyme disease in Upstate NY? We'll take questions on Facebook (6/12)

Dr. Brian Leydet worked with Syracuse.com to do a Facebook Live Q&A on ticks and Lyme disease. 6/11/18Read More

New York Daily News: New York college students pitching in to help Puerto Rico recovery (6/12)

New York Daily News reports on a SUNY collaboration for a service trip to help Puerto Rico's hurricane recovery efforts, which included ESF students. 6/7/18Read More

Lake County News-Sun: 'Turtle champions' determined to rebuild endangered Blanding's population in Lake County area (6/12)

A project in Illinois seeking to protect and conserve Blanding's turtles includes ESF student Emma Buckardt among its staff of technicians. 5/29/18Read More

Eagle News Online: Camping at the Art Park returns in June (6/6)

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park's annual 'Camping at the Art Park' event is the brainchild of Dr. Martin Hogue, an interactive art installation celebrating camping and the interaction of people and the environment. 5/23/18Read More

Cody Enterprise: Making science cool: White spent 28 years teaching Cody students (6/6)

Cody Enterprise features ESF alumna and science teacher Deb White upon her retirement from teaching. 6/4/18Read More

Oswego County Today: Pet Owners Warned About Algal Blooms (6/6)

With algal bloom season coming, Greg Boyer warns about the dangers of harmful algal blooms to pets. 6/5/18Read More

WRVO: Great Lakes Research Consortium awards funding to address harmful algal blooms, other issues (6/6)

Greg Boyer was interviewed on WRVO regarding the upcoming release of the management plans to manage algal blooms in 12 New York state lakes. 6/4/18Read More

Adirondack Daily Enterprise: EMBARK: Migrant tower finds a home (6/5)

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise features the Ranger School's Cathedral Rock fire tower. 5/29/18Read More

News Channel 9: SUNY-ESF releases list of top 10 New Species for 2018 (6/5)

News Channel 9 shared the 2018 Top 10 Species. 5/23/18Read More

Southwest Journal: Digging in the dirt (6/5)

Robin Kimmerer was recently interviewed on the trauma of being uprooted and forced into a new home. 6/1/18Read More

Plattsburgh Press Republican: Boat Stewards on Guard against Invasives (6/5)

ESF partners with NYS DEC and others on the boat steward program to inspect and decontaminate watercraft from potential aquatic invasives. 5/30/18Read More

New York Upstate: SUNY ESF's Top 10 new species includes orangutan, volcanic bacteria (6/5)

New York Upstate reported on the 2018 Top 10 Species. 5/23/18Read More

Washington Post: We nearly killed off these trees. But biotech can bring them back. (6/5)

Andy Newhouse, ESF PhD student and researcher for the American Chestnut Project, authored an op-ed in the Washington Post on restoring the American Chestnut. 5/29/18Read More

News Channel 9: Research: Tick tubes not necessarily effective at reducing ticks and preventing Lyme Disease (6/5)

ESF's Dr. Brian Leydet discusses whether tick tubes are effective for preventing ticks, and in what circumstances. 5/18 Read More

Adirondack Almanack: Boaters: Help Prevent Spread of Invasives (6/5)

ESF is among the partners in the NYS DEC's Boat Steward Program, which provides stations across the state for boaters to have their craft checked and decontaminated from invasive aquatic species. 5/25/18Read More

Fortune: A 62-Ton Tree and Great Ape Are Among the Top 10 New Species (6/5)

The Top 10 Species of 2018 received coverage in Fortune magazine. 5/23/18Read More

Mother Nature Network: Behold, the top 10 new species of 2018 (6/5)

The list for 2018 chronicles a collection of organisms that were officially described in 2017, from a massive tree in Brazil to a tiny protist discovered in an aquarium. 5/23/18Read More

Earth Week Farmers Market! (3/22)

The Earth Week Farmers Market is still looking for vendors to participate, from students to faculty to administration to local farmers! Sign-ups will continue unitl April 4, 2018. Please email Rachel Juritsch (rljurits@syr.edu) if you are interested!  

Lancaster Farming: Survey Attempts to Better Track Bears in New York (3/20)

A story on what to expect from bears and other predators coming out of hibernation includes mention of ESF research. 3/17/18Read More

Adirondack Daily Enterprise: DEC offers advice on avoiding coyote conflicts (3/20)

ESF research is included in an article sharing the NYS DEC's advice on co-existing with coyotes. 3/15/18Read More

Legal NewsLine: New York City mayor on podcast: 'Let's help bring the death knell' to the fossil fuel industry (3/20)

ESF's Dr. Tristan Brown was quoted in a story on NYC Mayor de Blasio's stated desire to see the end of the fossil fuel industry. 2/20/18Read More

Spectrum Going Green: What's the deal with that foam on the lakes? (3/20)

ESF's Dr. John Hassett explains the source of the foam that sometimes appears on lakes. 2/25/18Read More

Adirondack Almanack: Lonesome No: Chad Dawson And His Boreas Ponds Vote (3/20)

ESF Professor Emeritus Dr. Chad Dawson was the lone dissenting voice on a recent vote regarding management of the Boreas Ponds tract in the Adirondack Park. 2/16/18Read More

WhatTheyThink: RadTech Announces 2018 President's Award (3/20)

ESF's Dr. Molly Hladik was honored with the RadTech President's Award for her volunteer leadership and service in the radiation curing professional community. 2/16/18Read More

WAER: Celebrating Darwin and Evolution, SUNY ESF Students Show Off Research (3/20)

WAER reported on the research and activities of ESF students surrounding Darwin Day in February. 2/21/18Read More

Spectrum Going Green: The Importance of Riparian Forests (3/20)

ESF's Dr. John Stella explains the importance of riparian forests and why researchers are studying how climate change is affecting them. 3/11/18Read More

Daily Orange: SUNY-ESF officials encourage students to promote inclusivity and diversity (3/16)

The Daily Orange featured Dr. Malika Carter, ESF's Chief Diversity Officer, and her work to promote inclusion and diversity in the college. 2/18Read More

Adirondack Almanack: Wanakena Ranger School History Talk (3/16)

The ESF Ranger School's Dr. Michael Bridgen gave a talk in February on the history of the Ranger School at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association. 2/8/18Read More

New Brunswick Today: New Leadership Promoted From Within at Elijah’s Promise (3/16)

ESF alumnus Anthony Capece is the new associate director of the Elijah's Promise non-profit group in New Brunswick. 3/6/17Read More

Poughkeepsie Journal: Threat from coyotes not to be overlooked (3/16)

Dr. Jacqueline Frair's research is included in a story on rabies in coyotes. 3/7/18Read More

Register Citizen: Society hosts talk on orchids (3/16)

Dr. Don Leopold gave a talk on orchids to the Connecticut Horticultural Society in February. 2/14/18Read More

Daily Messenger: Are Finger Lakes fish safe eating? (3/15)

Assistant Professor Roxanne Razavi gave a presentation last week on mercury in the Finger Lakes ecosystems. 3/7/18Read More

Buffalo News: Quest begins, again, to bring back American chestnuts to Chestnut Ridge (3/15)

ESF's American Chestnut Project is included in an article on work to reintroduce chestnut trees to a county park. 3/7/18Read More

WXXI News: ESF students design ways to bring more green space to Joseph Avenue (3/15)

ESF students are collaborating with the Nature Conservancy to bring more nature into downtown Rochester. 3/7/18Read More

Daily Nexus: UCSB Researchers Repair the Riparian Forests (3/15)

ESF's Dr. John Stella is part of a team of researchers studying riparian forests in the Santa Clara River Valley and how they're responding to climate change. 2/8/18Read More

North Country Public Radio: North Country at Work: what a maple syrup business in the St. Lawrence Valley has taught Gavin MacKellar (3/15)

ESF alumnus Gavin MacKellar and his maple business were featured recently on North Country Public Radio. 3/1/18Read More

New Brunswick Today: New Leadership Promoted From Within at Elijah’s Promise (3/12)

ESF alumnus Anthony Capece is the new associate director of the Elijah's Promise non-profit group in New Brunswick. 3/6/18Read More

Lake Placid News: DEC seeks public input about decades-old plan (3/12)

ESF's Ranger School will host a public session on March 21 on updating the management plan for Cranberry Lake Wild Forest. 2/28/18Read More

Daily Messenger: How is mercury getting into fish from the Finger Lakes? (3/12)

This week, ESF's Roxanne Razavi presented the results of a study on Canandaigua Lake mercury contamination on Tuesday at the Finger Lakes Community College. 2/26/18Read More

Daily Orange: Residents voice support for Interstate 81 ‘community grid’ option at Syracuse forum (3/7)

ESF's Emanuel Carter was one of the expert speakers this weekend at a public meeting on the I-81 viaduct. 3/4/18Read More

New York Upstate: SUNY ESF expert: Warm, mid-winter temps spurs blood-questing ticks (3/7)

ESF's Kim Adams was interviewed on how last weeks' warm weather has ticks waking up. 2/28/18 — Read More

Watertown Daily Times: Towns awarded funds for Mad River Wind Farm review (3/7)

ESF doctoral candidate Brian Fisher is performing research for a review of the Mad River Wind Farm. 2/28/18Read More

New York Times: Beech Booming as Climate Changes, and That's Bad for Forests (3/7)

Dr. Martin Dovciak was quoted on a new study indicating beech trees are beginning to dominate northeastern forests. 2/25/18Read More

North Country Public Radio: Can New York solve harmful algal blooms? (3/7)

In advance of the NY state summits on harmful algal blooms, last week North Country Public Radio featured Dr. Greg Boyer and his research on toxic algae. 2/27/18Read More

Washington Post: Beech booming as climate changes, and that’s bad for forests (3/7)

Dr. Martin Dovciak weighs in on a new study indicating beech trees are beginning to dominate northeastern forests. 2/25/18Read More

Syracuse.com: Paul Tremont on leadership: Know your strengths and weaknesses to build a stronger team (2/9)

ESF alumnus Paul Tremont '78 was interviewed in Syracuse.com on his leadership skills and success as president of Syracuse Research Corp. 1/30/18Read More

Syracuse.com: Company News: Ron May joined Onondaga County Soil & Water Conservation District (2/9)

ESF alumnus Ron May was hired by the Onondaga County Soil & Water Conservation District. 1/31/18Read More

Syracuse.com: Company News: Kim Clark hired by Onondaga County Soil & Water Conservation District (2/9)

ESF alumna Kim Clark was hired for the Skaneateles Lake Watershed Agricultural Program. 2/1/18Read More

Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce: Delta Engineers, Architects, & Land Surveyors, DPC (Delta) Is Pleased To Announce Good News (2/9)

ESF alumnus Michael Haas '82 has been appointed Director of Landscape Architecture at Delta, DPC. 1/18Read More

University of Rhode Island: Landscape Architecture Lecture Series continues March 8 at URI (2/9)

ESF alumnus Peter Trowbridge '73 will give a talk on landscape architecture at University of Rhode Island on March 8. 2/2/18Read More

NorthCaliforniaRecord: Lawyer: ExxonMobil made 'notable point' in petition regarding bond offerings in climate change suit (1/26)

ESF's Dr. Tristan Brown is interviewed in the NorthCaliforniaRecord on legal actions between ExxonMobile and coastal municipalities over climate change damages. 1/24/18Read More

SUNY Blog: A Master Plan Comes to Life for the Sustainable Village and Learning Community in Haiti (1/26)

ESF Landscape Architecture students and faculty are developing the master plan for SUNY's sustainable village and learning community in Haiti. 1/18Read More

Spectrum News Going Green: Mapping invasive species (1/25)

ESF grad student Brittney Rogers is training citizen scientists to use a phone app that can track invasive species. 1/21/18Read More

Phys.org: What species is most fit for life? All have an equal chance, scientists say (1/19)

A team of researchers including ESF professor emeritus Dr. Charlie Hall discovered that gram for gram over an average lifetime, all species expend roughly the same amount of energy on reproduction.1/8/18Read More

Eagle News: On a wing and a prayer: B’ville natives rescue snowy owl on Christmas Eve (1/19)

After spotting an injured snowy owl, a family of ESF alumni mounted a rescue mission to retrieve the bird and get it to a wildlife rehabilitator. 1/9/18Read More

News Channel 9: SUNY ESF plans to modernize buildings and labs on campus (1/19)

Upcoming ESF campus projects include plans to renovate Illick and Marshall Halls. 1/9/18Read More

Adirondack Explorer: Adirondack Park cross-country ski centers (1/19)

ESF Newcomb's Adirondack Interpretive Center is included in a list of go-to Adirondacks locations for cross-country skiing. 1/2/18Read More

News Channel 9: DeWitt begins deer reduction program through March 31 (1/19)

After working with ESF to study DeWitt's deer overpopulation problem, DeWitt will begin a deer culling program this month. 1/15/18Read More

Elsevier: Urban forests make megacities more environmentally sustainable (1/19)

A study on the value of urban forests led by Dr. Ted Endreny has received the Elsevier Atlas award. 1/17/18Read More

Phys.org: Freezing trees, finding answers: Researchers study impact of ice storms, climate change (1/19)

ESF alumna Wendy Leuenberger is studying the impact of climage change-driven ice storms on forest health. 12/5/17Read More

Albany Times-Union: Town discusses rabbit comeback (1/19)

ESF researcher Amanda Cheeseman is included in an article on a DEC initiative to support habitat for declining New England cottontail rabbits. 12/9/17Read More

National Wild Turkey Federation: Alterations in the Allegany (1/19)

NWTF Northeast conservation field manager and ESF alum Doug Little is interviewed on the status of wild turkey conservation in southwestern New York. 12/17Read More

SEA Semester blog: Sharks and Sights of Montserrat (1/19)

ESF student Alex Cormack authored an article on her experiences, including a shark sighting, during a course credit research cruise near Montserrat. 12/11/17Read More

CurrentCast: iTree Hydro (1/19)

Ted Endreny was interviewed on the CurrentCast podcast about the iTree Hydro app that his team developed to help measure urban trees and their impact on stormwater runoff. 11/14/17Read More

Syracuse.com: County legislators OK plan for $1.5M bike trail on polluted land near Onondaga Lake (1/19)

ESF researcher Michelle Stantial warned that a plan to develop a polluted portion of Onondaga Lake's shoreline for a bike path could disturb birds that nest in the area. 12/5/17Read More

Syracuse.com: Onondaga Lake mystery: Why doesn't it get toxic algae blooms? (1/19)

Dr. Greg Boyer is interviewed on why Onondaga Lake is conspicuously absent from the roster of CNY lakes with toxic algae blooms this past season. 11/22/17Read More

Morning AgClips: Highlighting NY’s forest products industry (1/19)

ESF is participating in research and work to increase New York state's sustainable forest products industry. 12/5/17Read More

NevadaToday: University team studies how climate change affects animal distributions (1/18)

Two ESF alumni are part of a team at the University of Nevada, Reno who are investigating the impacts of climate change upon the range movement of species. 12/8/17Read More

Life on a Mountain blog: Chestnut Redemption (1/18)

ESF's Chestnut Restoration Project is featured in a writing contest essay about the cultural history of the American chestnut. 11/18/17Read More

Catholic Sun: SU Catholic Center’s Volunteers Hit PBJ ‘Assembly Line’ (1/18)

ESF students participated in an event to make sandwiches for charity. 11/15/17Read More

Syracuse.com: Put a star on it: CNY county is Christmas tree capital of NY State (1/18)

ESF research on rot-resistant Christmas trees is included in an article on Onondaga County's #1 ranking as the state's top producer of Christmas trees. 12/13/17Read More

Adirondack Almanack: Camp Santanoni Winter Open House Schedule (1/12)

ESF Newcomb collaborates with the DEC, AARCH and the Town of Newcomb to host the Camp Santanoni Winter Weekends. 1/7/18Read More

Cystic Fibrosis News Today: Synthetic Peptide Might Be Potential Treatment for Bacterial Infection Often Seen in CF Patients (1/8)

A synthetic peptide designed by a team including ESF researchers may offer a treatment option for a common infection suffered by cystic fibrosis patients. 12/22/17Read More

Syracuse.com: Walsh picks private sector supervisor for head of Syracuse DPW (1/8)

The new deputy commissioner of Syracuse DPW, Ann Fordock, is an ESF alumna. 12/29/17Read More

SUNY Blog: The 2017 Year In Review: Part 1 (1/8)

ESF successes are included in a SUNY blog roundup of big SUNY news of 2017. 1/18Read More

Watertown Daily Times: North Country People (1/8)

ESF alum Andrew K. Johnson was recently named forest supervisor for Wyoming's Bighorn National Forest. 1/2/18Read More

CNYCentral: Gov. Cuomo proposes $65 million plan to address algal blooms in NY lakes (1/4)

ESF is one of the research organizations that will participate in Governor Cuomo's new $65 million initiative to research and reduce algae blooms in New York state lakes. 12/21/17Read More

Phys.org: The amazing diversity – and possible decline – of mushrooms and other fungi (1/4)

Dr. Alex Weir authored an article on the secretive world of fungi, their close relationship with human history and society, and the possible decline of beloved species due to unsustainable harvesting and habitat loss. 12/14/17Read More

Livingston County News: Conesus, Honeoye lakes could be part of ‘groundbreaking research’ (1/4)

During a visit to ESF, Governor Cuomo announced 12 lakes that would be the starting point of a new $65 million initiative to combat algae blooms in New York lakes. 12/22/17Read More

Glens Falls Post Star: Hikers, hunters: Watch for tiny hemlock-eating insect (1/4)

ESF's citizen science project and public education efforts to combat the hemlock wooly adelgid are included in an article on the invasive pest damaging American hemlock forests. 12/16/17Read More

WSKG: Cuomo Calls For Major Investment, New Approach To Algal Blooms (1/4)

Dr. Greg Boyer says Governor Cuomo's proposal to combat algae blooms in NY state lakes is designed with an effective approach and time table. 12/22/17Read More

WRVO: Cuomo calls for major investment, new approach to algal blooms (1/4)

Dr. Greg Boyer was interviewed about Governor Cuomo's new initiative to tackle toxic algae blooms in New York state waters. 12/22/17Read More

New York Upstate: State may spend $65M to attack toxic algae blooms in Skaneateles, other NY lakes (1/4)

Governor Cuomo visited ESF to announce a $65 million initiative to combat algae blooms in NY state lakes. 12/22/17Read More

The Auburn Citizen: Cayuga County lakes among those in Cuomo's proposed $65M to combat harmful algae (1/4)

Governor Cuomo visited ESF to announce a new plan to tackle toxic algae blooms in New York state lakes. 12/22/17Read More