For more than 60 years, the Cornell Biological Field Station at Shackelton Point has addressed issues of changing ecosystems within the lakes of New York State and beyond. We continue to collaborate with groups to explore the effects of invasive species and climate change, and the effects on aquatic ecosystems.
Cornell University Biological Field Station mourns the loss of a valued staff member and friend.
With great sadness, we announce the passing of one of our research technician's, Gabriella Doud.
Gabriella, who specialized in Great Lakes invertebrate ecology, joined the field station in February of 2016 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in ecology from SUNY Plattsburgh.
Always with a smile on her face, Gabriella once described herself using these words "My passion is the environment. I love learning about ecosystems, how they work, and what would happen if there were to be a collapse in an ecosystem. I love to get outside and be hands on with work. I hope to one day educate others about how important it is to preserve the world we live in, and what an impact us humans can have."
Gabriella loved going out on the R/V Lake Guardian and traveling to different cities, always meeting and supporting those she met along the way. She continued to develop her skills over time and became very confident on deck. In terms of biology, she favored Lake Ontario and the complex interactions of predatory cladocerans however; Gabriella once said that Lake Huron was her favorite due to that breathtaking sky blue.
Gabriella left a lasting impact through her research and her friendship…she will be missed.