Environmental Science & Ecology Professor Received $98,830 Research Grant

Dr. Jacques Rinchard received a research grant from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife via the Regents of the University of California Davis, to better understand the causes, impacts, and treatments of thiamine deficiency in California salmon.

Dr. Rinchard and his colleagues at the University of California Davis; NOAA-Southwest Fisheries Science Center; California Department of Fish and Wildlife-Fish Production and Aquatic Pathology; US Fish and Wildlife Service; Oregon State University; Idaho State University; San Jose State University; US Geological Survey; and Monetery Bay Aquarium Institute, received a $996,797 research grant from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife - PROP 1 Restroation Grant Programs, with $98,830 directed to SUNY Brockport.

Dr. Rinchard and graduate student, Jay Palumbo, will determine thiamine concentrations in Chinook salmon eggs collected at several hatcheries located in the Central Valley in California.  In addition, to decipher Chinook salmon diet, they will compare fatty acid signatures of Chinook salmon eggs and their prey, as fatty acids are conservatively transferred from their prey to predator following the principle, “you are what you eat”.

The grant will be adminitered by The Research Foundation for SUNY at SUNY Brockport.

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