Otsego Lake: A Case Study in Human Influences and Species Response
Willard N. Harman and Holly A. Waterfield
Data sets collected and organized by Biological Field Station personnel over the last 43 years illustrate a disturbing trend in the introduction of invasive species and
concurrent loss of native species in Otsego Lake that parallels global trends in fresh water
ecosystems as transportation technologies, world trade and international recreation have become available to more and more segments of human populations.
Secondary Contact in New York Populations of Nigronia serricornis (Say): A Meeting of the Clades
Jeffrey S. Heilveil
The commingling of evolutionarily distinct populations has important consequences for both genetic structure and population stability.
Pearly mussels in NY State Susquehanna Watershed
Paul H. Lord, Willard N. Harman and Timothy N. Pokorny
Pearly mussels (unionids) are endangered native mollusks with a complex
life cycle including fish parasitismand involving watershed quality parameters.
A Survey of the Acanthocephalans of Fishes of Otsego Lake and Nearby Waters
Florian Reyda and Liza Hendricks
These data represent part of a long-term
survey on the parasites of fishes of Otsego Lake
and nearby waters done in conjunction with
SUNY Oneonta undergraduate students. The overall goal of this survey is to assess parasite species diversity locally, as well as identify specific host-parasite systems for future research.
2009 Student Facilitated Research
Zach Burris, SUNY Oneonta - Zach worked under Dr. Nicola McEnroe to monitor water quality in various water bodies at Greenwood's Conservancy. Katy Eyring, SUNY Oneonta - Katy worked under Dr. Florian Reyda as a NSF Grant Research Assistant to describe tapeworms of stingrays. Crystal Wiles, SUNY Oneonta - Crystal worked under Dr. Florian Reyda on a survey of parasites of Odonates in Otsego County.
Turf Wars: Using Native Plants to Reduce Wildlife Attraction at General Aviation Airports
Donna Vogler, Kristin Dorsch
Birds and other wildlife strikes cost the U.S. civil aviation industry over $620 million per year (Dolbeer & Wright 2008) and place human life in jeopardy during take-offs and landings. Wildlife hazards may be especially problematic for General Aviation airports where wildlife control is more likely to be constrained by limited funding for adequate fencing. These airports are also more likely to be located in rural areas adjacent to wildlife-friendly agricultural land.