Marist Joins THuRST Network

THuRSTLogoWe are pleased to announce that Marist College has joined The Hudson River Subwatershed & Tributary (THuRST) Research Network ( THuRST is a partnership of Colleges, Universities, and research institutions dedicated to using common methodologies to answer research questions of both scientific and community significance. Current partner institutions include Siena College, Bard College, Sarah Lawrence College, Pace University, SUNY Cobleskill, and Cornell University. Current projects relate to road salt impacts on water quality, early detect of bacterial contamination in surface streams, and watershed data management. “We are excited to work with these institutions and community organizations to study water quality in Hudson River tributaries, particularly those in the Poughkeepsie area" stated Interim Dean of Science Neil Fitzgerald. "The network is consistent with Marist’s mission and commitment to be a productive member of the Hudson Valley community.” Several members of the Marist community plan to be involved with the network. Associate Professor of Biology, Ray Kepner, says he “is excited about developing collaborative research projects with THuRST participants to enhance understanding of water quality in Hudson River tributaries while working with Marist students and the local community.” Zion Klos (Assistant Professor of Environmental Science) commented, “THuRST provides an excellent resource for me, and my students here at Marist, to collaborate with other environmental scientists in the region who are already excelling in the education of both students and local communities through hands-on, problem-focused watershed research.”

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