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World-wide Connections

The long-term data available from Oneida Lake are invaluable for documenting changes associated with invasive species, management, and climate change. But it is only one lake and we rely on comparisons of our data sets with lakes around the world to deduce general trends. Many of the projects are through the Global Lakes Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON). As a site member of GLEON, CBFS are partners in several projects that benefit from comparative approaches to limnology and lake – watershed interactions. Several GLEON projects using Oneida data were active in 2021 even though the GLEON group had to hold its annual meeting virtually. Additional projects have developed through the interests of the scientific community in the Oneida data independent of GLEON, examples are the mussel project, the inland fish production project and the project on the connection between fisheries yield and phosphorus. These projects are part of our long-term data analyses and provide important insights into the structure and function of lake ecosystems. To facilitate these worldwide interactions, we have made 10 datasets available (walleye, yellow perch, gillnet catches, trawl catches, limnology, phytoplankton, zooplankton, benthic invertebrates, ice cover, dreissenid mussels) through the Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity (wwww/knb.org) data archiving system and update these data sets each year.