Catskill Environmental Research & Monitoring (CERM) Conference

Save the Date! The 2018 Catskill Envi­ron­men­tal Research & Mon­i­tor­ing (CERM) Con­fer­ence will be Octo­ber 24–26, 2018

The CERM con­fer­ence is an oppor­tu­nity for researchers, resource man­agers and oth­ers work­ing on envi­ron­men­tal man­age­ment in the Catskills to net­work and collaborate.

The CERM 2018 con­fer­ence theme is ‘Inter­ac­tions Between Human and Nat­ural Sys­tems.’ CERM 2018 also fea­tures an expanded three-day for­mat to include work­shops! Please help us adver­tise the con­fer­ence - share the CERM 2018 flyer.

Call for Abstracts

The CERM com­mit­tee invites researchers to sub­mit abstracts for pre­sen­ta­tion at the CERM Con­fer­ence in High­mount, NY.

The sub­mis­sion dead­line is Sep­tem­ber 7, 2018. Review the the com­plete sub­mis­sion guide­lines.

Presentation at the 2016 CERM Conference.

Pre­sen­ta­tion at the 2016 CERM Con­fer­ence. Photo cour­tesy of NYC DEP.

About the Conference

The pur­pose of the CERM forum is to:

(1) High­light envi­ron­men­tal research and mon­i­tor­ing efforts relat­ing to the Catskill Mountains;

(2) Bring together a diverse inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of researchers, stu­dents, resource man­agers and oth­ers inter­ested in the Catskills;

(3) Explore the impacts of cli­mate change, inva­sive species and other envi­ron­men­tal stres­sors on water qual­ity, bio­di­ver­sity and ecosys­tem health; and

(4) Stim­u­late dis­cus­sion and pro­mote col­lab­o­ra­tive efforts that address data gaps and envi­ron­men­tal issues affect­ing the region.

Learn about past CERM conferences.

Stream Assessment study

Stream assess­ment study, Ashokan Watershed.

 Who Attends?

The con­fer­ence is intended mainly for researchers, stu­dents, and resource man­agers work­ing and study­ing in the Catskills, but any­one who would like to con­tribute or learn more about the region is wel­come to attend.

USGS electroshocking on the stream..

Fish study. Photo by Mark Loete.


The Bel­leayre Moun­tain Ski Cen­ter is located at 181 Galli Curci Rd, High­mount, NY 12441. The con­fer­ence is held in the Over­look Lodge with scenic views of the Catskill high peaks.

Belleayre Mountain view from ski lift

View from Bel­leayre Mountain

Con­fer­ence Organizers

Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Program/Cornell Uni­ver­sity Coop­er­a­tive Exten­sion of Ulster County, Bard College/Center for Envi­ron­men­tal Pol­icy, Catskill Insti­tute for the Envi­ron­ment, United States Geo­log­i­cal Sur­vey, Cary Insti­tute of Ecosys­tem Stud­ies, New York State Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Con­ser­va­tion, New York City Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion, New York State Energy Research & Devel­op­ment Author­ity, New York State Museum, Rondout-Neversink Stream Man­age­ment Program