Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Geology Focus of Latest Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies

giants washbowlThe geology of the Adirondacks is the focus of the latest volume of the Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies.

Published by The Adirondack Research Consortium and Union’s Kelly Adirondack Center, the journal includes articles on the history of geological studies, mining, fracture and fault systems and soils, among other topics.

The papers summarize historical and current work, calling upon the accumulated studies of geoscientists who have worked in the Adirondacks over two centuries.

Geologists Bruce Selleck of Colgate University and Jeff Chiarenzelli of St. Lawrence University served as associate editors for this volume. The journal was published bi-annually by the consortium from 1994 to 2011, when it dropped to once a year. Lacking the staff and the financial resources to publish a scientific journal, the Adirondack Research Consortium has partnered with the Kelly Adirondack Center to publish future volumes. Volume 20 was the first joint effort earlier this year.

More information, including how to subscribe, can be found online.

The Adirondack Research Consortium is a not-for-profit organization based on the Paul Smith’s College campus. Its mission is to find ways to share research and information to better inform those making policy decisions impacting the Adirondacks.

Located three miles from Union College in Niskayuna, the Kelly Adirondack Center includes the former home of noted Adirondack conservationist Paul Schaefer (1908-1996) and the Adirondack Research Library.  Union College acquired the center in 2011 from a private conservation group.

Photo: Giant’s washbowl with the first frosting of snow on the Great Range, courtesy Kevin B. MacKenzie.

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3 Responses

  1. Mac MacKenzie says:

    Kevin MacKenzie (mudrat)has a great article on slides/slide history in the journal. He also has pics thru out the journal for other articles.

  2. The photo used in this article is also courtesy of Kevin MacKenzie.

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