BFS Locations

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


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


Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary
7290 State Hwy 80
Springfield, NY


Greenwoods Conservancy
824 Zachow Rd.
Hartwick, NY 13348


Upper Research Site
Averill Rd.
Cooperstown, NY




Faculty & Staff


Click Here to View the BFS Volunteer SCUBA Divers


On-Site Faculty

Dr. Bill Harman

Willard N. Harman, CLM
ext. 330

Distinguished Service Professor of Biology
Rufus J. Thayer Chair for Otsego Lake Research
Director, Biological Field Station

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


Florian ReydaFlorian Reyda
ext. 352

Associate Professor of Biology

Parasitology of Fish, Invertebrate Zoology


David WongKiyoko Yokota, CLM

Assistant Professor of Biology

Limnology, Phytoplankton Ecology


Dan Stich

Assistant Professor of Biology

Fisheries management & decision making; fish population demographics; lake, pond and reservoir management


Onsite Staff


Matt Albright

Matthew F. Albright, CLM
ext. 331

Assistant to the Director, BFS

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


Jeane Bennett-O'Dea Jeane Bennett-O'Dea
ext. 332

BFS Administrator; Adjunct Lecturer in Biology; Field Trips Coordinator

Intern administration; Accounts; Coordinates Field Trips; Plant systematist


Holly Waterfield Holly Waterfield, CLM
ext. 333

Research Support Specialist

Lake monitoring efforts; monitoring advanced wastewater treatment systems; water chemistry analysis; hydroacoustic surveys.


Jay HarrisonJay Harrison

ext. 400

Maintenance Operations

Building Manager, Cooperstown Campus

Gary Emmett

Ed Irwin

Maintenance Operations

General Mechanic, Cooperstown Campus


Active Faculty Emeritus


Dr. Bill Butts

William Butts

Professor Emeritus of Biology

Ecology of mosquitoes & other anthropophilic arthropods



SUNY Oneonta Faculty involved in Research and Teaching at the BFS


Dr. Donna Vogler

Donna Vogler
Phone: 436-3705

Associate Professor of Biology, Biology Department Chair

Plant Ecology, Conservation Biology


Dr. Jeff HeilveilJeff Heilveil
Phone: 436-3162

Assistant Professor of Biology

Population genetics of aquatic invertebrates


Leslie HasbargenLeslie Hasbargen
Phone: 436-2741

Assistant Professor, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Geomorphology, Fluvial Geology


Sean Robinson
Phone: 436-3732

Assistant Professor of Biology

Botany, Bryophyte Reproduction and Ecology



Earle Peterson

Earle Peterson

Greenwoods Administrator;
BFS Volunteer

Head of Peterson Family Conservation Trust; Greenwoods benefactor

Kathy Ernst

Kathy Ernst

Graphic Artist;
BFS Volunteer

Designs BFS publications