In April, six of our graduating seniors presented their work virtually at the Northeast Natural History Conference. Chloe Ng (Blind Brook HS) gave a lecture on her summation of 15 years of data from our long-term vegetation plots and what it means for the health of our forest and, specifically, as an assessment of our deer management program. To view her presentation, click here. Allison Lyubomirskaya (Irvington HS) spoke about her work examining the mycorrhizal community of the Gorge’s forest. To view her presentation, click here. Madeline Buehrer and Sydney Lonker (Pelham HS and White Plains HS) spoke about their work on cataloguing MRG’s pollinator species on 4 of our meadows. To view their presentation, click here. Cara Galli presented a poster on her habitat model and map projections of potential coyote breeding habitat in NYC and Long Island. Krissy Reiss presented a poster on her work identifying invasion corridors and facilitory microhabitat features for the exotic grass, Japanese stiltgrass.
In addition, Caroline Bayer (Dobbs Ferry HS) will be giving a talk in June on her research on river otters at the Hudson Highlands Research Symposium at Black Rock Forest. Caroline also won 1st place at the 2021 Westchester Science and Engineering Fair and is moving on to the International Fair over the summer.
All of these young women will be graduating this year and we are very proud of them. Congrats!