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Science Partners & Supporters


LDEO_LogoColumbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is one of the world’s leading research centers, where more than 300 research scientists seek fundamental knowledge about the origin, evolution and future of the natural world. It is part of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, which mobilizes the sciences, education and public policy to achieve a sustainable earth. For more information, visit:www.ldeo.columbia.edu or www.earth.columbia.edu.

queens_college_logoQueens College, City University of New York, prepares students to become leaders of our global society by offering a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Queens College utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of our society’s most pressing environmental challenges. The School’s faculty conduct research on issues, such as climate change and clean water supply, with a global scope while maintaining a particular emphasis on issues impacting the residents of New York. For more information, visit www.qc.cuny.edu or http://qcpages.qc.edu/EES/.

Dr. Gregory O’Mullan, Co-Principal Investigator, Queens College: Dr. O’Mullan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Queens College, City University of New York and also holds an Adjunct Research Scientist position at Lamont-Doherty. He has expertise in environmental microbiology and coastal water quality. He has worked with the microbial ecology and nutrient cycling of multiple estuarine systems including the Hudson River, Chesapeake Bay, and Monterey Bay. Dr. O’Mullan oversees field sampling and microbiological analyses for the Hudson River water quality project. For more information, visit http://www.qc.cuny.edu/Academics/Degrees/DMNS/sees/People/Pages/FacultyResearch.aspx?ItemID=30

Dr. Andrew Juhl, Co-Principal Investigator, LDEO: Dr. Juhl is a Lamont Associate Research Professor at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. He has extensive experience in oceanography and sampling in coastal waters. Dr. Juhl oversees the acquisition and processing of the environmental sensor measurements for the Hudson River water quality project. For more information, visit http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/user/andyjuhl.


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Riverkeeper is grateful to the following for their generous support of the program:

  • The Eppley Foundation for Research
  • The Dextra Baldwin McGonagle Foundation, Inc.
  • The Hudson River Foundation for Science and Environmental Research, Inc.
  • Leon Lowenstein Foundation

Many partners make data collection, analysis and communication possible, including:

The Ashokan Center, Bard College, Brooklyn College, Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia-Greene Trout Unlimited, Cornell University, CUNY Queens, Environmental Protection Fund (Hudson River Estuary Program and Mohawk Basin Program), Groundwork Hudson Valley, HSBC, Hudson River Improvement Fund, Hudson River Maritime Museum, IDEXX, Jarrett Engineers, John Jay College, JSA Financial, LaGuardia Community College, Leon Lowenstein Foundation, Madison-Oneida BOCES, Middleburgh High School, Montgomery Conservation Advisory Council, New York City Water Trail Association and partners, New York Sea Grant, Ossining High School, Philipp Family Foundation, Pleasantville Conservation Advisory Council, Pocantico River Watershed Alliance, Rochester Environmental Conservation Commission, Rocking the Boat, Roe Jan Watershed Association, Rosendale Commission for the Conservation of the Environment, Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak, Saw Kill Watershed Community, Saw Mill River Coalition, Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance, SUNY Cobleskill, The River Project, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development, Wallkill River Watershed Alliance, Wawarsing Environmental Conservation Commission, Westchester Community Foundation, Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club, and many Riverkeeper members.

In addition to the principal participants, the following people have contributed
their time and energy to help this project, for which we are extremely grateful:

John Lipscomb, Tracy Brown, Carol Knudson, Jennifer Epstein, Dan Shapley, Liz Bisbee, Eli Dueker, Maren Mellendorf, Liz Suter, Julianne Hagerty, Sarah McGrath, Kris Swensen and Suzanne Young.

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