in Acid Rain Discusses Biogeochemistry May 6 at UAlbany
Contact: Lisa James Goldsberry (518) 437-4980
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 1, 2003) - Ecologist Gene Likens, director
of the Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York,
will present "Long Term Studies in Biogeochemistry -
the Hubbard Brook Model," at the University at Albany
on Tuesday, May 6, at 4:10 p.m. in Biology room 248A, located
on the University's uptown campus. The lecture is free and
open to the public.
by Likens is an important step in an emerging collaboration
between UAlbany and the prestigious Institute of Ecosystem
Studies (IES), which he directs. The new UAlbany-IES collaboration
contributes to the continued growth of the ecological program
and the new environmental sciences program at the University.
Brook Ecosystem Study is a long-term ecological research project
located at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest (HBEF), a
reserve located in the White Mountain National Forest, near
North Woodstock, New Hampshire. The HBEF was established by
the USDA Forest Service in 1955 as a major center for hydrologic
research in New England. The on-site research program is dedicated
to the long-term study of forest and associated aquatic ecosystems.
the recipient of the 2001 National Medal of Science, was one
of the scientists to identify acid rain and its effects. He
has written 15 books and is the author of more than 450 scientific
papers and articles on subjects such as acid precipitation
and forest and stream ecology.
is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,
the National Academy of Sciences and the equivalent academies
of three other nations. He is past president of the Ecological
Society of America (ESA), and has been recognized on numerous
occasions for his scientific achievements. In 1993, he was
awarded the Tyler Prize for World Environmental Achievement.