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2020 Research in the Reserve: Studying Ecosystems of the Tidal Hudson

On March 11, 2020, about eighty participants representing nonprofits, state agencies and 20 colleges gathered at Reserve office at Norrie Point Environmental Center to learn about collaborative ecosystem research conducted with the Reserve or at its four tidal wetland sites along 100 miles of the Hudson Estuary.  Participants learned about Reserve long-term water quality, nutrient, and weather data, habitat mapping products, fish, restoration and tidal wetland habitats and history a variety of research scientists. We want to thank the speakers, panelists and poster presenters for their efforts in making the day a success. 

Participants viewing posters at the Research in the Reserve forum

Participants talk to poster presenters and enjoy refreshments — Photo by D. Miller

Agenda: Download PDF

Poster Abstracts Download PDF


Heather Gierloff, Introduction to HRNERR and Reseach in the Reserve: Download PDF

Sarah Fernald, HRNERR, Research Funding Opportunities: Download PDF

Tidal Wetlands and Submerged Aquatic Vegetation

Sarah Fernald, HRNERR, Habitat Mapping and Resilience at HRNERR: Download PDF

Sean Carroll, CCE Dutchess County, Spatial Analysis of the Recovery of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Hudson River Estuary Following the 2011-2012 Hurricane Seasons Download PDF

Dorothy Peteet, Lamont Doherty, Linking Past to Future – Marsh Sediment Archives Reveal Natural Variability and Human-Induced Change: Download PDF

Brian Yellen, UMass at Amherst, Rapid Tidal Marsh Development on the Hudson during Periods of Tributary Damming and Shoreline Modification Download PDF

Habitat and Restoration

Stuart Findlay, Cary Institute, Littoral Habitats Download PDF

Brian DeGasperis, HRNERR, DeGasperis Habitat Restoration in the Research Reserve Download PDF

Fish Research

Dave Yozzo, SUNY Purchase and Glenford Environmental, Fish & Invertebrate Communities in Iona and Piermont Download PDF

Christopher Nack, Ramboll, Fish Community Assessment at Stockport Flats Download PDF

Robert Schmidt, Bard Simons Rock, Fish Communities in the Tivoli Bays Download PDF

Sarah Mount, HRNERR, Citizen Science Eel Research Download PDF

Reserve Long Term-Data

Sarah Fernald, HRNERR, Long-Term Water Quality Monitoring Data Analysis at HRNERR: Download PDF

Emily M. White, Bard College, Studying the Saw Kill Download PDF

Panel Discussion 

Erik Kiviat, Hudsonia Ltd. , Summary of Research in Tivoli Bays since 1971 Download PDF

Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System

Tivoli Bays Launch Closure – 2020

The canoe and kayak launch on the Kidd Lane access road at Tivoli Bays WMA is closed for renovations until further notice. At this time, DEC does not have an estimated completion date for the project. Please contact Nathan Ermer at 845-256-3047 for more information about this project. Thank you for your patience and understanding.