Faso Announces Grant Award to Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

National Science Foundation Grant to Millbrook-based Organization

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Washington, March 9, 2018 | comments

Kinderhook, NY – Congressman John Faso today announced the awarding of a grant by the National Science Foundation to the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook.

The nearly $800,000 grant will go towards a study of the implications of watershed inputs for lake water quality, food webs, and other benefits humans derive from lakes. The study will eventually allow researchers to use a mathematical model to predict the response of lakes to various watershed inputs. Additionally, the project will support the training of six undergraduate students.

"NSF funding will help us advance understanding of how lakes are responding to the changing environment, to better manage fisheries and freshwater resources,” said aquatic ecologist Christopher Solomon. “Public support for scientific research is essential to strengthening America’s science leadership and enhancing the well-being of all citizens."

“This grant is a testament to the cutting-edge research currently happening at the Cary Institute,” said Faso. “Programs like this will better inform us how we can leverage our precious natural resources to better our communities while doing so in a responsible way.”

Additional information about this specific grant can be found here. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent government agency that uses a competitive grant process to fund worthy research projects. 

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