Cliff Kraft, Director of Adirondack Fishery Research Program
I study ecosystem interactions that influence the management of freshwater fish populations in lakes and rivers -- with an emphasis on Adirondack ecosystems. My research efforts involve large-scale and small-scale experimental manipulations, as well as taking advantage of natural experiments that can help identify key ecosystem processes.
Pete McIntyre, Associate Director of Adirondack Fishery Research Program
I am an aquatic conservation ecologist. Working with a wide range of collaborators, I develop management approaches that balance human interests with protecting biodiversity. Our work is worldwide in scope, using detailed field studies at sites in New York, the Great Lakes, East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Hawaii to gain general insights and identify global patterns. Our goal is to achieve sustainable use of freshwater resources that maintains the integrity of river and lake ecosystems.
Thomas Detmer, Senior Research Associate
I am a broadly trained aquatic ecologist working on basic and applied questions related to fisheries and aquatic ecosystem health. My research is focused on understanding how habitat influences fisheries, along with investigating the roles of fish and fishing in food web structure and function. I am particularly interested in using an ecosystem level approach to identify strategies for the sustainable management of fisheries and aquatic ecosystems in the Adirondacks and beyond.
Kurt Jirka, Research Support Specialist
I provide research support for ecological investigations related to coldwater fisheries and other aquatic resources. Recent work has included characterization of smallmouth bass and brook trout diets, zooplankton community response to improving lake pH, analysis of age and growth in wild brook trout populations, and evaluating the biological condition of aquatic macroinvertebrates in an Adirondack watershed.
Eileen Randall, Research Technician
I provide research support for investigations of processes that influence coldwater fisheries and aquatic ecosystems. Areas of expertise include fish ageing, fish population sampling, native trout habitat characterization and evaluation, and wildlife photography/videography.
Binbin Wang, Graduate Student