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EMMA Intern Spotlight

Hanna Giedraitis and Sydney King contributed to monitoring, management, and early detection of Beech Leaf Disease and Spotted Lanternfly at the Louis Calder Center. They surveyed for Spotted Lanternfly and set up long-term monitoring plots of Beech Leaf Disease to understand its spread and progression across EMMA sites. Click on the photo to view their educational video on Beech Leaf Disease and Spotted Lanternfly.

EMMA Interships

Internship Highlights

Take a look at some of the amazing work done by our past interns!

Herbarium Digitization with Vassar

A Vassar College grant from the National Science Foundation to Advance Digitization of Biological Collections from EMMA sites allows access to herbarium specimens available to anyone with access to the internet.

Long Term Ice Phenology

Mohonk Preserve’s Daniel Smiley Research Center maintains a 126 year collection of weather data recordings at Mohonk Lake. Lake ice phenology data from the DSRC was recently published in the journal 'Scientific Data.' These data allow us to understand how lakes are responding to climate change.

Citizen Science Across Two Centuries

A study by EMMA’s Dr. Kerissa Fuccillo Battle of Community Greenways Collaborative and Dr. Conrad Vispo of Farmscape Ecology Project highlights the value of observing seasonal changes by comparing data from 200 years ago with phenology data collected today.

Citizen Science Opportunities

Looking to help protect your favorite green spaces? Lots of EMMA preserves offer volunteer opportunities. Learn how to become a citizen scientist.

EMMA Members

New Members Welcome

EMMA has begun the process of reviewing new prospective members. If your organization is interested in EMMA membership, fill out the survey linked here.

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Centered in the Hudson Valley, EMMA brings together organizations and individuals to develop a regionally-coordinated ecological monitoring network that informs sustainable management practices and natural resource conservation through scientific research while engaging the public in environmental protection.

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