Other Items of Interest

November 7 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The New York Botanical Garden Symposium: The Changing Nature of Nature in Cities will explore the concept of novel ecosystems that are the result of urban development, and will ask if these much-maligned accidents of unbridled growth could ultimately mitigate the impacts of environmental change and re-introduce the wonder of nature in cities. The symposium will invite vibrant discussion and feature experts in design, restoration ecology, the humanities, and plant ecology. Register for the symposium here.

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November 1 (Application deadline) – The application deadline is approaching for the ACEER Foundation’s James A. Duke Ethnobotanical Fellowship for studies related to ethnobotany and biodiversity conservation in the Peruvian Andes and Amazon. The fellowship “aims to increase opportunities for research in the Andean and Amazonian regions of Peru. This research fellowship opportunity is open to graduate students (masters and doctoral level) from any institution with a demonstrated interest in undertaking ethnobotanical research in the Peruvian Andes/Amazon. Proposed research projects must have a strong link to ethnobotany and biodiversity conservation. Participation from collaborators in Peru in proposed research is encouraged.”

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September 22 (Registration deadline) – Woods in Your Backyard: Taking Action to Create and Enhance Natural Areas on Your Property A program for landowners and homeowners in the Hudson River Estuary watershed offered by the NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension in Millbrook, NY and Kinsgton, NY
Webinars – Wednesday evenings (October 1, 8, and 15) from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Field trip – Saturday, October 18. Mid-Hudson location TBA

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Wednesday, September 24, 9 am–12 pm – Lakeside in Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the Alliance’s Natural Resources Crew and their work to introduce and sustain native plant species that benefit the Park’s ecosystem. The tour will be led by Steven DiFalco, the Alliance’s forest ecologist, who will identify invasive species that can disrupt this ecosystem. This tour is limited to 20 people. For more information or to register, please email sdifalco@prospectpark.org

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Friday and Saturday, October 2 & 3 Pine Barrens Research Forum.
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Berkner Hall, Upton, NY. The Forum features technical presentations and poster displays on Thursday, and a field trip on Friday. Registration is free, but pre-registration is required: download the brochure with registration form here.

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