CATSKILL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH & MONITORING CONFERENCE
The next cerm in 2025
We hope you will join us for the next CERM conference in 2025.
The Catskill Forest Preserve may be ‘Forever Wild’ but that does not make it immune from stressors introduced from the outside.CERM Co-Organizer Morton Adams, Olive Natural Heritage Society
Join us for the next CERM
The Catskill Environmental Research & Monitoring (CERM) Conference brings together researchers and natural resource managers working in the Catskills to share research and ideas and to provide networking opportunities. The CERM conference intends to facilitate strategic conversation about environmental research and management in the Catskills.
In 2022, the conference theme was ‘What could the Catskills look like in 50 years?’ We explored alternative future scenarios for the ecology and human life in the Catskills and how to employ the techniques of futurists to identifying emerging issues. See presentations from CERM 2022 and past conferences.
At each conference we welcome abstracts on the conference theme, or any aspect of environmental research and monitoring in the Catskill region or research from other areas that is relevant to the Catskills. We encourage presentations that review the state of knowledge in a particular area of specialization, identify areas where research or monitoring is lacking, or discuss new research methods that could be applied to the Catskills.
The next CERM conference is tentatively planned for fall 2024.
Past conference sessions included:
- Catskills Recreation Trends and Projections
- Evolution of Forests in the Catskills
- Climate Change & Water Supply
- Ecosystem Research
- Environmental Management Success Stories
- Development Impacts and Social Trends
- Geology and Soils
Who should attend?
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.
Venue: The Full Moon Resort
Idyllic, pastoral and farm-like, Full Moon features over one hundred acres of meadows, forests and streams, gourmet catering, extraordinary gathering places, and accommodations ranging from B&B Style to luxury mountainside cottages.