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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
Otsego, NY

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Research

 
 

Current and Past Projects

2013 Projects:

  • NSF-Funded Proposal: Implementing the Otsego Lake Watershed Plan – Enhancement of Lake Access, Laboratory and Field Instrumentation and Associated Research
  • Upper Susquehanna Water Quality and Fecal Coliform Monitoring

  • Long-term monitoring on Otsego Lake and the Susquehanna Watershed

  • Wastewater Treatment in a Constructed Wetland: Assessment of Treatment Functions, Plant Community, and Treatment Potential

  • Walleye and Alewife interactions in Otsego Lake

  • Survey of Fish Parasites in Otsego County Water Bodies

  • Eurasian Milfoil Control in Inland Lakes

  • Biocontrol of Purple Loosestrife at Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary, "Oneonta Marsh" and other wetland areas

  • Survey of 6 New York City reservoirs for Nuisance Exotic Species
  • Survey of Otsego County streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds for Nuisance Exotic Species

Past Student-Facilitated Research

Since the BFS' summer internship program began in 1974, hundreds of college undergraduate and high school students have participated in research at the Biological Field Station. Students are also involved in research under the guidance of SUNY Oneonta faculty via Directed Research and Independent Study opportunities during the academic year; The majority are generally associated with the Biology Department, though the BFS is a resource intended for all academic departments at the College. Student research projects are described and presented in each year's BFS Annual Report (see our Publications page for reports back to 1993); an overview of annual student involvement is provided for 2008 through 2011, and 2013 in poster format, available for download below. You will need Adobe Reader to view these files.

Student-Facilitated Reseach Projects