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Final Report Presentations of the 2020 Tibor T. Polgar Fellows


2020 Polgar Fellows

Sarah Trabue, Columbia University: Photo-Identification and Skin Lesion Prevalence of Bottlenose Dolphins in the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary. Supervisors: Howard Rosenbaum, Director, Ocean Giants Program, Wildlife Conservation Society and Melinda Rekdahl, Ocean Giants Program, Wildlife Conservation Society


Emma Garrison, Queens College, CUNY: Exploring the Influence of Urban Sewage Pollution on Fish Microbiomes in New York Harbor. Supervisor: Gregory O’Mullan, Professor, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Queens College, City University of New York

Azlan Maqbool, Queens College: Investigating the Distribution of Legionella in a Freshwater Hudson River Watershed. Gregory O’Mullan, Professor, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Queens College, City University of New York and Elias Dueker, Associate Professor of Environmental and Urban Studies; Director, Bard Center for the Study of Land, Air, and Water, Bard College

Eva Hasegawa, New York University: Contribution of the Hudson River Striped Bass Population to the Mixed Coastal Recreational Harvest at Montauk Point, NY. Supervisor: Isaac Wirgin, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

On January 21st, 2021, the 2020 Tibor T. Polgar Fellows presented final reports on their research via live webinar.

The Tibor T. Polgar fellowship program provides support for a summer of research to graduate and undergraduate students focusing on the physical, chemical, biological, and public policy realms of the Hudson River Estuary. Click here to learn more about the fellowship program.

Presentation Slides