Through the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation, Hubbard Brook is a founding member of the Science Policy Exchange, a consortium of six world-class research institutions and four associated National Science Foundation Long Term Ecological Research sites all dedicated to increasing the influence of science on environmental policy, conservation, and natural resource management.
The Science Policy Exchange has three focus areas: Energy Transformation, Landscapes and Reslience, and Water Sustainability. Each of these focus areas consists of projects that draw on the scientific expertise of partnering institutions. The projects focus on the northeastern U.S. and have national to global significance with potential for impact on major policy decisions in the next three to five years.
Recent Science Policy Exchange projects featuring scientists from Hubbard Brook include:
Clean Air and Health Co-Benefits of US Power Plant Carbon Standards, led by Charles Driscoll from Syracuse University
Forest Pests and Pathogens, led by Gary Lovett from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies