Adirondack Research Featured in Regional Media
Research conducted by an environmental studies professor and an alumnus was recently featured in a regional media outlet in the Albany area.
Schenectady's The Daily Gazette featured research findings by Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Peter Pettengill and Ethan Collins ’18, who examined the demographics, causes, and methods of rescue for various incidents throughout the Adirondack Park.
“The goal was to provide data in an attempt to decrease morbidity and mortality of both Park visitors and rescuers,” Collins explains. “Our findings provide a roadmap for where education and prevention could be most effective in future mitigation. In the future, we hope to better correlate park usage numbers with Search and Rescue incidents, provide a long-term look at the status of incidents, and investigate occupational hazards present in the responding rescuers.”
For more information about the innovative research projects St. Lawrence’s environmental studies students are working on with their faculty mentors, visit the Department of Environmental Studies.