Attend the 2018 CERM Conference

Posted on: October 9th, 2018 by Leslie_Zucker

CERM Dates

The 2018 Catskill Envi­ron­men­tal Research & Mon­i­tor­ing (CERM) con­fer­ence is an oppor­tu­ni­ty for researchers and nat­ur­al resource man­agers to inter­act around the lat­est obser­va­tions of aquat­ic, ter­res­tri­al, and atmos­pher­ic con­di­tions in the Catskill moun­tain region of upstate New York.

The con­fer­ence will be Octo­ber 24–26, 2018 at the Bel­leayre Ski Resort in High­mount, NY. The con­fer­ence runs from 9:00–5:00 on Wednes­day and Thurs­day with a poster ses­sion and mix­er from 5:00–7:00 on Wednes­day. A research break­fast work­shop and field trips are planned for Friday.

Reg­is­tra­tion for the con­fer­ence ends Octo­ber 19. The CERM con­fer­ence fee is $50 to attend all three days, includ­ing lunch­es, poster ses­sion, work­shop and field trips. Schol­ar­ships are avail­able for col­lege stu­dents to attend a Break­fast Research Work­shop. Stu­dents may request a schol­ar­ship dur­ing reg­is­tra­tion. Reg­is­ter online at:

The three-day con­fer­ence will fea­ture 32 pre­sen­ta­tions of study results dur­ing ses­sions focused on recre­ation impacts, devel­op­ment impacts, soil/plant rela­tion­ships, bio­di­ver­si­ty, sed­i­ment stud­ies, hydrol­o­gy, long-term mon­i­tor­ing, wildlife, and forestry. Over 20 aca­d­e­m­ic posters will be on dis­play dur­ing the poster ses­sion and mix­er. Pre­sen­ters rep­re­sent a range of insti­tu­tions, includ­ing New York State uni­ver­si­ties, non-prof­it research orga­ni­za­tions, and gov­ern­ment agencies.

The con­fer­ence keynote address will be deliv­ered by Dr. Chad Daw­son, Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus of Recre­ation Resources Man­age­ment at the SUNY Col­lege of Envi­ron­men­tal Sci­ence and Forestry in Syra­cuse, NY.  Dr. Daw­son will speak about mon­i­tor­ing and man­ag­ing the impacts of pub­lic use on state For­est Pre­serve lands.

For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it the CERM con­fer­ence web­site at