Environmental Science & Ecology Professor Received an $88,839 Research Grant
Dr. Jacques Rinchard and his collaborators received a four-year research grant from the Great Lakes Fishery Commission to conduct research on sea lamprey aquaculture and procurement (SLAP) initiative.
Dr. Jacques Rinchard, Environmental Science & Ecology, and his collaborators received a four-year research grant from the Great Lakes Fishery Commission to conduct research on sea lamprey aquaculture and procurement (SLAP) initiative.
The grant ($1,190,510) is led by Dr. John Hume from Michigan State University and involves collaborators from Michigan State University, University of Manitoba, U.S. Geological Survey - Hammond Bay Biological Station, the Department of Natural Resources of the Yakama Nation, Wilfried Laurier University, and SUNY Brockport. The objectives are to determine (1) the optimal environmental conditions and diet for promoting prolarval and larval sea lamprey development and growth in the laboratory, and (2) if the physiology and behavior of lab-reared larval sea lamprey differs from wild individuals.
Dr. Rinchard’s team received $88,839 to specifically compare lipid and fatty acids of lab-reared larval sea lamprey to wild-caught individuals. This project will support several undergraduate students from Dr. Rinchard’s lab.
The grant will be administered by The Research Foundation for SUNY at SUNY Brockport.