EDWARD A. AMES SEMINARS

Each season, the Hudson River Foundation and the New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program present the Edward A. Ames seminar series on scientific issues related to the environmental quality and resource management of the New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuary. Seminars take place at the Hudson River Foundation and are free of charge.

Join our mailing list to receive regular e-mail announcements of upcoming seminars.

Seating capacity is limited. To RSVP, email info@hudsonriver.org or call 212-483-7667.

Spring 2017

Download the PDF announcement

  • Chris Bowser, Karin Limburg, and Sarah Mount
    Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
    American eels in the Hudson River estuary: from glass to silver
    Karin Limburg, Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry Syracuse
    Sarah Mount and Chris Bowser, NYS DEC, Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, and Hudson River Estuary Program
    Bob Schmidt, Berkshire Environmental Research Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock

    Download the Powerpoint presentation (PDF)
    View the seminar on Vimeo

Fall 2016

Download the PDF announcement

Spring 2016

Download the PDF announcement

  • Jacob Goodwin
    Thursday, March 17, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
    The role of research in oyster restoration from larvae to adults: Two case studies in Chesapeake Bay
    Jacob Goodwin, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University

    View the seminar on Vimeo
  • Stuart Simpson
    Special Additional Seminar in Collaboration with USEPA
    Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
    Advancing Guidelines and Methods for Sediment Quality Risk Assessment
    Stuart Simpson, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia

    Download the Powerpoint presentation (PDF)
    View the seminar on Vimeo
  • Frank Nitsche
    Timothy Kenna
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
    Changes in Hudson River sediment distribution after storms Irene and Sandy
    Frank Nitsche and Timothy Kenna, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
    Download the Powerpoint presentation (PDF)
  • Brian Brigham
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
    Evaluating Greenhouse Gas Efflux Across a Rural-Urban Estuarine Gradient: Assessing the Impact of Incomplete Wastewater Treatment on the Hudson
    Brian Brigham, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, CUNY Queens College

Fall 2015

Download the PDF announcement

Winter/Spring 2015

Download the PDF announcement

Fall 2014

Download the PDF announcement

Winter/Spring 2014

Download the PDF announcement

Fall 2013

Download the PDF announcement

  • Charles Vorosmarty Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
    The Northeast Regional Earth System Model: A Tool for Hudson River Management and Research
    Charles Vorosmarty, CUNY Environmental CrossRoads Initiative, City University of New York
    Download the Powerpoint presentation
  • Bruce Parker
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
    The Power of the Sea: Tsunamis, Storm Surges, Rogue Waves, and Our Quest to Predict Disasters
    Bruce Parker, Visiting Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology and former Chief Scientist, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Download the Powerpoint presentation
  • Jon Woodruff Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
    How unique was Hurricane Sandy? Long-term Sedimentary Reconstructions of Extreme Coastal Flooding from New York Harbor
    Jon Woodruff, University of Massachusetts
    Download the Powerpoint presentation

Fall 2012

Download the PDF announcement

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 10:30am
    Microbial Connections between Water Quality and Air Quality in the Urban Environment
    M. Elias Dueker, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
    Download the Powerpoint presentation
  • Seminar postponed due to Hurricane Sandy
    The Northeast Regional Earth System Model: A Tool for Hudson River Management and Research
    Charles Vörösmarty, CUNY Environmental CrossRoads Initiative, City University of New York
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 10:00am
    Factors Controlling Algal Populations in Jamaica Bay
    Christopher Gobler, School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Stony Brook University
    Download the Powerpoint presentation

Winter/Spring 2012

Download the Winter/Spring PDF announcement

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 10:30am
    Utilitizing acoustic telemetry, survey and genetic data to develop a population recovery strategy for Atlantic sturgeon
    Michael Frisk, Stony Brook University
    Download the Powerpoint presentation
  • Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 10:30am
    Change in submerged aquatic vegetation in the Hudson – How much and why?
    Stuart Findlay, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
    View the seminar on AdobeConnect
  • Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 10:00am
    Horseshoe Crab Conservation Efforts: 455 Million Years In the Making And In Peril?
    John Tanacredi, Dowling College
    View the seminar on AdobeConnect
  • Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 10:30am
    River Herring: Past, Present, and Future?
    Karin Limburg, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
    View the seminar on AdobeConnect
  • Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 10:30am
    Vulnerability of Hudson River Atlantic Sturgeon to Coastal Bycatch
    Isaac Wirgin, NYU Medical Center
    View the seminar on AdobeConnect

Fall 2011

Download the Fall 2011 PDF announcement

  • Paul Greenberg Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 10:30am
    Fish, Farming, and the Future of the Last Wild Food
    Paul Greenberg, New York Times best-selling author of Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food
    View seminar on Vimeo
  • David Strayer Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 10:30am
    Ecology and Management of Shore Zones in the Upper Hudson River Estuary
    David Strayer, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
    View seminar on AdobeConnect
  • John Waldman Monday, November 14, 2011, 10:30am
    Tracking Mouse-Eating Taimen and Other Fishes in Mongolia
    John Waldman, CUNY Queens College
  • Jonathan Cole Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 10:30am
    Are Hudson River Fish Made of Trees? Understanding Terrestrial Support of the Hudson Food Web from Stable Isotopes
    Jonathan Cole, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
    Download the PowerPoint presentation

Winter/Spring 2011

  • Robert HowarthTuesday, March 8, 2011, 10:30am
    The Hudson is the Most Heavily Nutrient-Loaded Estuary in the World: Should We Care?
    Robert Howarth, Cornell University
    Download the PowerPoint presentation
  • Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 10:30am
    Bioavailability and Bioaccumulation of PCBs, PAHs, and Dioxins in NY/NJ Harbor Sediments
    Kevin Farley, Manhattan College
  • Isaac Wirgin Wednesday, May 3, 2011, 10:30am
    Evolutionary Change to PCBs in Atlantic Tomcod for the Hudson River
    Isaac Wirgin, New York University Medical Center
  • HDR Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 10:30am
    Modeling Oysters in Jamaica Bay: Sustainability and Water Quality Impacts
    James Fitzpatrick, HydroQual/HDR

Fall 2010

  • Ken AbleTuesday, October 19, 2010, 10:30am
    The Response of Fishes to Piers in the Lower Hudson River Estuary: Interpretations from Acoustic Video
    Kenneth Able and Thomas Grothues, Rutgers University
    View the final report from the HRF grant
  • NOAA Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 10:30am
    What Makes Some Parts of the Ocean Sticky to Fish: Applications of IOOS Monitoring to Fisheries Science and Ecosystem Management
    John Manderson, National Marine Fisheries Service
  • Robert Mason Wednesday, December 7, 2010, 10:30am
    Metal Loadings to the Hudson River and New York Harbor: How have they changed?
    Robert Mason, University of Connecticut
    Download the PowerPoint presentation

Winter/Spring 2010

  • NJ DOTTuesday, February 2, 2010, 10:30am
    Keeping the Port of New York and New Jersey Open: Progress Since the Crisis of the ‘90s
    Scott Douglas, New Jersey Department of Transportation
    Download the PowerPoint presentation
  • William Solecki Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 10:30am
    Bracing for Climate Change in New York City
    William Solecki, Director, CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities and Co-chair, New York City Panel on Climate Change
  • Joel W. Grossman Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 10:30am
    The Archaeology of Environmental Change in the New York/ New Jersey Harbor Estuary
    Joel W. Grossman, www.GeospatialArchaeology.com
  • NYSDEC Logo Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 10:30am
    Changing Channels in the Hudson River Estuary: Understanding Navigation Channel Construction and Consequences for Habitat and Restoration
    Daniel Miller, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • WHOI logo Tuesday, June 1, 2010, 10:30am
    The Influence of Storms on Sediment Transport in the Hudson River Estuary
    David Ralston & W. Rockwell Geyer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Fall 2009

  • Stuart FindlayTuesday, October 6, 2009, 10:30am
    Ecological Functions of Hudson River Salt Marshes and Submerged Vegetation
    Stuart Findlay, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
  • Judith Weis Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 10:30am
    Salt Marshes: A Natural and Unnatural History
    Judith Weis, Rutgers University
  • WSC logo Friday, December 4, 2009, 10:30am
    Historical Changes in Bathymetry in the Lower Passaic River
    William Hansen, Worcester State College