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Join us for a climate discussion with Professor, Chairperson of the Environmental Science Department at William Paterson University, and adjunct senior research scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth observatory -Nicole Davi.

Learn how tree-ring reconstructions, climate vulnerabilities of water resources, and connections to people in the Catskills watershed region are being studied to understand climate change. Utilizing tree ring-based climate reconstructions for the Catskills region allow climate history to be extended to the 16th century AD. This project focuses on developing centuries-old tree-ring records from targeted old-growth forests and combine records with new lake sediment to evaluate water vulnerabilities of the NYC watershed over the past 13,000 years. This revoluationary, hands-on, research, dives into the relationships between water quality and socio-economic patterns, the role intersectional experiences play in perceptions of water quality, and the vulnerabilities of water resources to the impacts of climate change in the NY Watershed.

About the instructor: Nicole Davi is a Professor and the Chairperson of the Environmental Science Department at William Paterson University. She is also an Adjunct Senior Research Scientist at the Tree-Ring Laboratory at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Davi is a paleoclimate scientist focused on the development and interpretation of tree-ring records and has a background in physical geography. Her research focuses on understanding climate variability, dynamics and forcing on time scales ranging from years to millennia, as well as understanding the impacts of climate variability on ecosystems and people.

Learn more about the Tree Ring Lab here: 
Tree Ring Lab | Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (

September 18th, 2023 2:00 PM to September 20th, 2023 5:00 PM
Darlington Schoolhouse
600 Ramapo Valley Rd
Mahwah, NJ 07430
United States
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