Environmental Science & Ecology Students Present Research

Current undergraduate and graduate students and an alum of the Department of Environmental Science and Ecology presented their research at the 2022 annual meeting of the NY Chapter of the American Fisheries Society held virtually on March 9–11, 2022.

Oral Presentations

  • Kyle Morton (graduate student): Juvenile lake sturgeon on the move: use of tributary and nearshore Lake Ontario habitats.
  • Kylee Wilson (graduate student): Taking a multi-metric approach to elucidate differences in yellow perch (Perca flavescens) utilization of Lake Ontario and two barrier-protected coastal wetlands.
  • Jarrod Ludwig (undergraduate student): Histological analysis supports a single spawning event in Lake Ontario deepwater sculpin.

Poster Presentations

  1. Desmond Barber (undergraduate student): Monitoring of thiamin deficiency in Lake Ontario steelhead trout.
  2. Anthony DiMariano (undergraduate student): Spatial overlap between non-native brown trout and native brook trout in western New York streams along a habitat gradient.
  3. Nicholas Rinaldi (alum): Use of fatty acid signature to decipher Lake Champlain lake trout diet.
  4. Mathew Sulfita (undergraduate student): Reproduction and gonad histology of round goby in Sandy Creek a tributary of Lake Ontario.
  5. Thomas Blowers (graduate student): The Great Lakes lake trout thiamin monitoring program: tracking an impediment to natural recruitment.
  6. Colin Clark (graduate student): Quantification of thiamin in fresh water.
  7. Nicholas Farese (graduate student): Assessing Ostego Lake lake trout diest using fatty acid signatures.

Kylee, Kyle, and Anthony are advised by Dr. Matthew Altenritter.

Jarrod, Desmond, Nich R., Matt, Nick F, Colin, and Thomas are advised by Dr. Jacques Rinchard.

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Jacques Rinchard: jrinchar@brockport.edu

Posted: March 10, 2022