HWS Finger Lakes Institute Explores Local Research - Hobart and William Smith Colleges
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HWS Finger Lakes Institute Explores Local Research

Hobart and William Smith hosted its annual Finger Lakes Research Conference, welcoming more than 100 scientists, researchers and community partners to discuss the region’s most pressing environmental issues.

Organized by HWS’ Finger Lakes Institute (FLI), the conference Threats to the Finger Lakes took place on Nov. 17 in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center.

“The research conference brought together the scientific experts in the region so we could learn about their latest findings and collaborate on how to address problems like emerging contaminants, invasive species and nutrient management,” says FLI Director Lisa Cleckner. “Connecting the scientific community with decision makers and watershed managers is a hallmark of the annual conference.”

The conference included remarks from keynote speaker Nelson G. Hairston Jr., professor of environmental science at Cornell University, who presented his research during a talk, “Honeoye HABs: Internal Waves, Internal Loading, and Infernal Cyanobacteria.” Hairston studies freshwater organisms in lakes and their ecological and evolutionary response to environmental change.

Individual conference sessions were available for free to students. The program was open to the community.


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