The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies' mission is the creation, dissemination and application of knowledge about ecological systems. This knowledge is created through scientific research, disseminated through teaching, writing, and exhibits, and applied through participation in decision-making regarding the ecological management of natural resources and through promotion of a broader awareness about the importance of ecological relationships to human welfare. As one of the largest ecological research programs in the world, Cary supplies unbiased scientific research that leads to more effective environmental policy decisions and increased environmental literacy.
The Institute's Program Goals include:
- To advance the basic understanding about the structure, function, and temporal development of ecological systems.
- To provide knowledge needed for the solution of environmental problems.
- To develop an understanding of how people learn about the processes of science, and about ecological concepts.
- To enhance the general understanding of ecology by students, policy makers, and the general public.
- To train a new generation of ecologists capable of addressing and solving complex environmental problems important to human societies.
Dr. Steward T. A. Pickett
Ph.D., 1977, University of Illinois, Urbana
2801 Sharon Turnpike; P.O. Box AB
Millbrook NY 12545-0129, USA
(845) 677-7600 Ext. 130 (Direct)
Fax: (845) 677-5976