The Laurentian Great Lakes is a truly exceptional ecosystem and resource—one that requires monitoring and protection. In 1972, the United States and Canada signed the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement to restore and protect the waters... Read more
The Great Lakes Research Consortium has awarded $44,819.00 for research projects that will investigate vitamin B deficiency in Lake Ontario fish, analyze a dataset on harmful algal blooms in nearly 200 lakes in New York State, and test DNA-based barcoding as a way to more accurately analyze the Great Lakes food web. Read more
Cicero, N.Y. – So, what's the state of the smallmouth and largemouth bass populations in Oneida Lake?
"The smallmouth bass population in the lake is in great shape," said Randy Jackson, senior research assistant and associate director at the Cornell Biological Field Station at Shackelton Point on the lake. "Last year, we had the second highest recruitment (the number of fish that make it through the first year) we've ever observed. They're healthy and happy. As for the largemouths all the indications are that they are doing as well as the smallies." Read more
An article written for the periodiCALS highlights the work of Lars Rudstam, director of the Cornell Biological Field Station at Shackelton, and a professor of Natural Resources, as he and his colleagues have been tracking a series of changes in freshwater lakes. Read more
In six decades of research on Oneida Lake, the Cornell University Biological Field Station at Shackleton Point has studied all of its facets, characteristics and natural dimensions.
Now a new book, “Oneida Lake: Long-term Dynamics of a Managed Ecosystem and Its Fishery,” reviews the sweeping environmental research conducted on New York state’s largest interior lake. Read more