Adirondack Fishery Research Program

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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.
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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.
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Dan Josephson, Research Associate
I have worked for Cornell University in association with the Adirondack Fishery Research Program (AFRP) for 37 years. I manage the Little Moose Field Station which is the base of operations for the AFRP. My current research focuses on ecological processes and management practices to restore, conserve, and protect native fish populations in Adirondack waters - with a primary interest in native brook trout, lake trout, and round whitefish.
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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.
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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 fisheries photography/videography.
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Binbin Wang, Graduate Student
My research is focusing on nutrient limitation by algae in freshwaters, relationships between thiamine content in waters and algal communities, and the determination of thiamine in natural waters.
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Ben Marcy-Quay, Graduate Student
I study the dynamics of recovering salmonid populations in the Adirondacks with a focus on movement – both how it affects these processes and how it can be incorporated into population models. I'm also particularly interested in using modern technology to develop and improve fisheries research techniques.
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