Paul Smith's College Prof. Lee Ann Sporn, of the Adirondack Watershed Institute, was awarded a $32,500 grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. The money will be used to launch a two-year study that uses DNA to monitor brook trout populations in western Adirondacks streams. Sporn will explore the potential of this emerging technology as a tool for rapid and cost-effective monitoring and assessment of fish.
Ticks have moved north and are now in the Adirondacks. Join The Wild Center and Paul Smith’s College at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6., for a forum on Lyme disease featuring five regional scientists and health professionals who will share their professional knowledge and expertise on Lyme. Read more »
Paul Smith's College will launch two new bachelor-degree programs next fall in ecological restoration and communication.
Students who enter the ecological restoration program will learn how ecosystems function, how humans alter ecosystems and how to restore function to those ecosystems that have been degraded, damaged or destroyed. They’ll study different types of ecosystems, including wetlands, streams and forests and how they interact with one another. Students will also learn to work with people and communities to develop ecological restoration projects. Read more »
An expert on amphibian and reptile conservation will give a talk Friday, Oct. 31, at Paul Smith's College.
Valorie Titus, assistant professor of natural resource management at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt., will speak at 10:10 a.m. in the Freer Auditorium. Her talk is titled "The Importance of Forest Habitat Connectivity for Species of Ambystomid Salamanders, Focusing on the Eastern Tiger Salamander.” Read more »
The registrar and director of Institutional Research at Paul Smith's College was named to the newly formed higher education advisory board for Rapid Insight, one of the nations leading providers of predictive analytics software and solutions.
Loralyn Taylor was chosen, along with seven other college and university administrators from across the country, to help inform and direct Rapid Insight's strategic development efforts for its advanced analytic solutions for the higher education market. Read more »