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Title and Function


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Willard N. Harman
Distinguished Service Professor of Biology;

Rufus J. Thayer Chair for Otsego Lake Research;

 Director, Biological Field Station

Responsible for BFS research, teaching, management, & resources.
ext. 330

Dr. Bill Harman

Matthew F. Albright
Assistant to the Director, BFS

Responsible for limnological monitoring of Otsego Lake & watershed.  Supervisor of laboratories & interns
ext. 331

Matt Albright

Florian Reyda
Assistant Professor of Biology

Parasitology of Fish, Invertebrate Zoology
ext. 352

Florian Reyda

David Wong Assistant Professor of Biology
ext. 334
Jeane Bennett-O'Dea
BFS Administrator;  Adjunct Lecturer in Biology; Field Trips Coordinator 

Intern administration; Accounts; Coordinates Field Trips ; Plant systematist
ext. 332

Jeane Bennett-O'Dea

Holly Waterfield

Research Support Specialist

Lake monitoring efforts; monitoring advanced wastewater treatment systems; water chemistry analysis; hydroacoustic surveys.
ext. 333
Holly Waterfield
William Butts
Professor Emeritus of Biology

Studies ecology of mosquitoes & other anthropophilic arthropods

Dr. Bill Butts

Nigel Mann
Assistant Professor of Biology

Ornithologist, Vertebrate Zoology

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Dr. Nigel Mann

Donna Vogler
Associate Professor of Biology

Plant Ecologist

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Dr. Donna Vogler

Jeff Heilveil

Assistant Professor of Biology

Population genetics of aquatic invertebrates

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Dr. Jeff Heilveil
Jay Harrison

Maintenance Operations

Building Manager, Cooperstown Campus
ext. 400
Gary Emmett

Maintenance Operations

Modifying Thayer Farm Complex facilities for
student and researcher uses

Earle Peterson
Greenwoods Administrator;
BFS Volunteer

Head of Peterson Family Conservation Trust; Greenwoods benefactor

Earle Peterson

Kathy Ernst
Graphic Artist;
BFS Volunteer

Designs BFS publications

Kathy Ernst

BFS Volunteer SCUBA Divers

Visiting researchers from various Northeast universities & colleges conduct research & teach at the BFS.  

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Last updated: November 2012