Feminism in the woods, the regional impacts of climate change and water chemistry in Adirondack lakes are some of the topics featured in the latest volume of the Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies.
Published by The Adirondack Research Consortium and Union’s Kelly Adirondack Center, Volume 22 of the journal also includes an article on the breadth of environmental studies as a field of inquiry and “Stories of the Adirondacks,” a series of essays rooted in history.
Caleb Northrop serves as executive editor of the journal. The latest volume is dedicated to the memory of Bruce W. Selleck, the Thomas A. Bartlett Chair and Professor of Geology at Colgate University. Selleck died last July. He joined the Adirondack Research Consortium Board in 2011 and was elected president in 2017.
The journal was published bi-annually by the consortium from 1994 to 2011, when it dropped to once a year, with a heavier presence on the web. Lacking the staff and the financial resources to publish a scientific journal, the consortium has partnered with the Kelly Adirondack Center to publish future volumes.
Copies of Volume 22 are available by becoming an “AJES Member” of the Adirondack Research Consortium and the Kelly Adirondack Center. In addition to supporting the ongoing publication of AJES, members will receive updates on future volumes of the journal.
In addition, a new online repository features all previous volumes of the journal. The repository will also serve as a platform to submit articles for publication consideration by the AJES editorial board.
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 in Niskayuna, the Kelly Adirondack Center includes the former home of noted Adirondack conservationist Paul Schaefer (1908-1996) and the Adirondack Research Library. The library boasts a unique collection of material on the Adirondack Park and the New York State Forest Preserve, including rare books, maps, photographs, documents and the personal papers of some of the region's foremost conservationists.
Union acquired the center in 2011 from a private conservation group.