• Suds & Science

    The 2022 Suds & Science ended in May--check back in the fall for our next season's lineup

    Suds & Science Thank you to all of the presenting scientists and our online attendees who made our 2022 season successful and so much fun! I would love to say that I look forward to seeing everyone back in person at one of our local brewpubs in 2023....but I'm not confident at this point that COVID will allow that to happen. Ugh! Thank you to all who have been vaccinated and boosted, and who are helping to make in-person events more of plausible in 2023. Have a wonderful summer and fall everyone--see you next winter. Jason Hill () Host of Suds & Science

    2022 Season Schedule (below)

    January 4, 2022 (Tuesday): Laura Plimpton [ Columbia University ]—The Diets of Feral Cats in Urban Colonies. Laura is a PhD student in the Eco-Epidemiology Lab, and is interested in the role of anthropogenic drivers in the transmission of diseases from animals to humans. Video available here!

    February 1 (Tuesday): Jay Kelly [ Raritan Valley Community College ]—Impacts of Overabundant Deer and Invasive Plant Species on Forest Understories in Northern NJ. Dr. Kelly is a professor at the RVCC Center for Environmental Studies, and studies the effects of urban deer populations on forest health. Video available here!

    March 2 (Wednesday): Kayla Perry [ Kent State University ]—How does urbanization shape the insect communities found in cities? Dr. Perry is a post-doctoral research in the Bahlai Lab, investigating the ‘effects of environmental change on insect communities across spatial and temporal scales using a variety of quantitative approaches’. We'll meet on a Wednesday this time to avoid conflict with Vermont's Town Meeting Day on March 1st. Video available here!

    April 5 (Tuesday): Christine Cairns Fortuin [ University of Georgia, Forest Entomology Lab ]—Forest bees: The role of forest resources in wild bee conservation and management. Dr. Cairns Fortuin's research "focuses on wild and native bee species in southeastern forests, and how forest management, pesticides, and catastrophic wind disturbances affect wild bee communities and nesting success." Video available here!

    May 3 (Tuesday): Kara Belinsky [ SUNY New Paltz ]—How can we design better suburbs, forest preserves, and clean energy infrastructure for wildlife and humans? Dr. Belinsky studies the behavior, ecology, and conservation of songbirds and the response of invertebrate communities to solar array development. Video available here!

    Selected Past Talks to Watch