Welcome to the blog of the ARC, dedicated to encourage, facilitate, and disseminate scholarship that advances the quality and vitality of the Adirondack Park and related environs. For more information on our history, projects, annual conference, and the Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies, please visit our web page at www.adkresearch.org.
Monday, July 28, 2008
With your membership, you will receive a one-year subscription to the Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies (AJES), (two issues). The summer edition of AJES is in production and will be published shortly. Don’t miss out! As a member, you will also receive notice of upcoming ARC events and activities.
Please support the work of the ARC by joining today. The July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009 membership year has already begun. Please print and complete the renewal coupon below, and send it to us with a check for only $35.
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Sunday, July 13, 2008
“A Sustainable Adirondack Park – Ecological, Economic, and Business Perspectives”
May 20-21, 2009, Lake Placid, NY
The Adirondack Research Consortium (ARC) invites researchers of national, regional, and local expertise to present their latest scientific research at the 16th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks in Lake Placid, NY, on May 20-21, 2009. This is an invitation to submit an abstract of a paper to be presented in a panel discussion at the conference. Individuals may also choose to submit an abstract for a poster to be displayed throughout the proceedings which will include an opportunity to meet other conference attendees to discuss it. The Annual Conference on the Adirondacks is a forum for researchers to present current information on natural, social, economic, cultural, and recreational resources, as well as, an opportunity to bring people with diverse backgrounds together in collaborative efforts.
For more information please contact the Adirondack Research Consortium at 518-564-2020 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Details will also be posted on the ARC's webpage at adkresearch.org. The submission deadline is April 1, 2009. Please be sure to submit early and include your e-mail contact information!
Please share this announcement with colleagues and friends and encourage them to participate in this opportunity to promote science and research in the Adirondack Park!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
To learn more about the conference and opportunities for follow-up activities, visit the U.S. Climate Action web site at http://www.usclimateaction.org/.
For local coverage of the event, see the following article from the Plattsburgh Press Republican:
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Elizabeth Thorndike, Ph.D.
Adirondack Research Consortium
May 22, 2008
In the photograph above, ARC President Liz Thorndike (seated farthest to the right) thanks Gary and presents him with a plaque memorializing his achievements and significant contributions to the ARC during the Annual Membership Meeting held at the Crowne Plaza Resort and Golf Club in Lake Placid on May 22, 2008. ARC Executive Director Dan Fitts, newly elected President Bill Porter, and Secretary/Treasurer Eileen Allen (left to right) join Liz in the presentation.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
A more long-range study in the mountains of western Europe shows a similar result. BBC news reports that scientists studied distributions of 171 plant species between 1905 and 2005 and found that, on average, populations have relocated their optimum ranges 29 meters higher in elevation each decade in response to climate change. Abstract: Lenoir et al. Science. 27 June 2008. 320(5884): 1768-1771.
The full article in Science Daily is available at: