BFS Locations

Main Laboratory
5838 State Hwy 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: 607-547-8778
Fax: 607-547-5114

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THAYER FARM COMPLEX
Lakeside Farm &
Upland Interpretive Center

7027 State Hwy 80
Springfield, NY
(physical address)

Thayer Boathouse
7016 State Hwy 80
Springfield, NY

Rum Hill
Thurston Hill Rd.
Springfield, NY

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Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary
7290 State Hwy 80
Springfield, NY

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Greenwoods Conservancy
824 Zachow Rd.
Hartwick, NY 13348

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Upper Research Site
Averill Rd.
Cooperstown, NY

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2015: 48th Annual Report

 
 

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48th Annual Report CONTENTS

Title

Author(s)

page

Introduction

W.N. Harman

1

ONGOING STUDIES:

 

OTSEGO LAKE WATERSHED MONITORING:

 

2015 Otsego Lake water levels.

W.N. Harman & M.F. Albright

9

Otsego Lake limnological monitoring, 2015.

H.A. Waterfield & M.F. Albright

12

A survey of Otsego Lake's zooplankton community, summer 2015.

M.F. Albright & M.D. Robinson

24

Chlorophyll a concentrations in Otsego Lake, summer 2015.

C. Garfield

36

Water quality monitoring of five major tributaries in the Otsego Lake watershed, summer 2015.

B. Wells

44

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER MONITORING:

 

 

Upper Susquehanna River water quality monitoring, summer 2015.

B. Shaw

64

REPORTS:

 

 

Preventing zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) veliger attachment using potassium permanganate.

E. Clifton & M.F. Albright

81

Introduction to drones as tools for research and monitoring.

P.T. Booth

86

Drone ecology on a budget.

P.T. Booth

99

Report on migration of Butternut Creek in Wheeler's field.

L. Hasbargen, P.T. Booth &
D. Busby

119

A characterization of the riparian corridor of the Oaks Creek Blueway Trail with emphasis on Otsego Land Trust properties.

N. Pedisich & D. Vogler

129

Annual trap net monitoring of fish assemblages in the weedy littoral zone at Rat Cover and teh rocky littoral zone at Brookwood Point, Otsego Lake, 2015.

J.B. Casscles

136

Characterization of spawning rainbow smelth (Osmerus mordax) in the Mohican Canyon Creek, Otsego Lake, NY.

M. Best. & J.R. Foster

144

Effects of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) on lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) fry recruitment in Otsego Lake.

J.B. Casscles, J.R. Foster, D.M. Lucykanish & N.M. Sawick

154

Dominant algae of Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY.

C. Garfield

162

A quantitative FlowCAM analysis of diatoms in Otsego Lake, New York, with an emphasis on method implications.

B. Wells

173

Benthic mactroinvertebrate survey of the upper Susquehanna River using two sampling methods.

B. Shaw

193

An update on the fish parasites of Otsego Lake and nearby water bodies.

F. Reyda

205

Continued monitoring of the Moe Pond ecosystem in conjunction with biomanipulation.

D. Busby

210

Benthic macroinvertebrate survey of Otsego Land Trust properties on Oaks Creek, Otsego County, NY.

M.D. Robinson & J.S. Heilveil

222

Evaluation of phosphorus and nitrogen uptake by Phalaris arundinacea plants in a wastewater treatment wetland, Cooperstown, NY.

S. Bouillon

230

The fish assemblages of the selected Otsego Lake tributaries.

J.B. Casscles

243

Total mercury concentration in fish tissue relative to length and weight.

D.M. Snyder, C.R. Parker & K. Yokota

251

Summer 2015 Bioblitz series.

E. Clifton

255

Survey of zooplankton in Brant Lake, Horicon, NY.

S. Newtown & A. Reyes

274

Aquatic macrophyte management plan facilitatation, Lake Moraine, Madison County, NY 2015.

B. P. German & M.F. Albright

280

Preliminary prey density analysis of wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta) in Central New York.

E. Clifton, A. Robillard &
D. Vogler

292

Deer population impacts on biodiversity in Glimmerglass State Park.

B. Panensky

295

Monitoring the effectiveness of the Cooperstown wastewater treatment wetland, 2015.

M.F. Albright

302

Dynamics of Galerucella spp. and purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) in Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary, summer 2015 update.

H.A. Waterfield & M.F. Albright

317

Hydroacoustic survey and bathymetric map creation for Brant Lake, New York.

H.A. Waterfield

324

Watershed characterization for Goodyear Lake, New York: Watershed subbasins, land use and cover, surficial geology, and soils. Download high quality maps here: Goodyear Lake Watershed Maps

H.A. Waterfield

329