Natural Sciences News

December 8, 2020

Faculty article on eutrophication published in Lake and Reservoir Management

Natural Science faculty members Curt Stager, Lydia Harvey, and Scott Chimileski’s article, “Long-term cultural eutrophication in White and Walden Ponds (Concord, Massachusetts, USA), Thoreau’s lakes of light,” was published in Lake and Reservoir Management this month.

October 29, 2020

Dr. Conover publishes article on PSC lead-free policy initiative in The Wildlife Professional

Dr. Ross R. Conover recently published “Unlead-Ed: A Journey to Lead-Free Hunting at Paul Smith’s College” in The Wildlife Professional, which is The Wildlife Society’s flagship publication and is distributed to 9,000 members on a bimonthly basis.  This article highlights PSC’s lead-free policy initiative alongside our community’s efforts to spread awareness of the hazards of lead ammunition to wildlife and human health.

October 5, 2020

“Current Biology” Cover Image by Professor Chimileski

Prof. Scott Chimileski’s image of a bacterial colony was the cover of a recent special “Microbial World” issue of the journal Current Biology.

October 2, 2020

October Featured Artist Exhibit: Lee Ann Sporn, “Those We Meet”

NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery member, Lee Ann Sporn presents a collection of colored pencil drawings inspired first by Martha Reben’s tuberculosis era books, The Healing Woods and The Way of the Wilderness, then by her own healing adventures in the woods during the recent coronavirus pandemic.

September 21, 2020

International Exhibitions Inspired by the Work of Professor Chimileski

Two science exhibitions are currently open in South America based on imagery and interpretation from Natural Sciences Professor Scott Chimileski: Microvida at Parque Explora in Medellín (the largest science museum in Colombia), and an outdoor street showing of World in a Drop (El mundo en una gota) in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay (sponsored by the Uruguayan Society of Microbiology and the Montevideo Photography Center).

July 18, 2020

Small Things: An Interview with Dr. Janet Mihuc for National Moth Week

Dr. Janet Mihuc is a biologist who specializes in entomology, which is the study of insects. She is a professor at Paul Smiths College in their Natural Sciences Department where she teaches courses in entomology, aquatic invertebrates, invertebrate zoology, and guides senior students’ research for their capstone projects. For several years she has been building a checklist of the moth species present on Paul Smith’s College lands. She served as the Director of Project Silkmoth, a citizen science project designed to document sightings of giant silk moths in northern New York State. She holds a Doctor of Arts in Biology from Idaho State University.

June 3, 2020

PSC Students Monitor North Country Tick Population

Senior students in the Natural Sciences have been monitoring tick populations in the North Country for the past eight years. We work in partnership with the New York State Department of Health for testing of these ticks for disease, results of our studies help to inform local health care decisions.