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Taylor Brown

Taylor Brown

(M.S./Ph.D., Cornell Advisors: L. Rudstam and S. Sethi)
Specialization: Coregonine spatial ecology and early life-history
I will be focusing on Coregonine spatial ecology and early life-history in Lake Ontario.
 
Joe Connolly

Joe Connolly

(M.S., Cornell advisors L. Rudstam and J. Watkins)
Specialization: Benthic copepod fauna of the Great Lakes
 
Stephanie Figary

Stephanie Figary

Ph.D., (Cornell Advisors: L. Rudstam and J. Watkins)
Specialization: Lower food web (zooplankton) dynamics in the Great Lakes
 
Toby Holda

Toby Holda

(MS/Ph.D., Cornell advisor: L. Rudstam)
Specialization: Ecology of Mysis diluviana/ food webs
I am interested in fisheries and aquatics, especially the interaction of factors influencing population and individual growth. My research seeks to further our understanding of the ecology of Mysis diluviana in the Laurentian Great Lakes, and its role in food webs. A current aim of my work is to first refine hydroacoustic methods for mysids. I am particularly targeting drivers of vertical and horizontal distributions of mysids and species they interact with, and how this in turn affects growth potential of M. diluviana, and its competitors and predators. I hope to relate my findings to implications for fish communities in the Great Lakes.