Students & Faculty from Environmental Science & Ecology Present Research

Both undergraduate and graduate students,attended and presented their research alongside Professor Jacques Rinchard at the 57th Annual meeting of the New York Chapter American Fisheries Society held in Stony Brook on February 8 - 10, 2023.

Oral presentations:

  • Malboeuf, L. and Altenritter, M. Documenting water chemistry variation across 17 Lake Ontario tributaries to aid in fish movement studies.
  • Ludwig, J., Weidel, B., O’Malley, B., Connerton, M., and Rinchard, J. Single spawning event of Lake Ontario deepwater sculpin supported by histological analysis.
  • Farese, N., Wells, S. and Rinchard, J. The diet of lake trout from Otsego Lake NY: stomach contents, biochemical and isotopic tracers.
  • Clark, C., Futia, M., Marsden, E., Suffridge, C., and Rinchard, J. Acquisition of thiamine by wild lake trout eggs and free embryos in Lake Champlain. This presentation was made by Matthew Futia, alumni and currently PhD student at the University of Vermont, as Colin Clark was unable to attend the meeting.

Poster presentations:

  • Henry, M., Barber, D., Futia, M., Kielbasinski, T., Blaauw, J., Meuninck, D., Legler, N., and Rinchard, J. Assessment of thiamine deficiency in steelhead trout eggs. This presentation was made by Dr. Jacques Rinchard as Mya Henry was unable to attend the meeting.
  • Rinchard, J., Blowers, T., Tillitt, D., and Lantry. B. The Great Lakes lake trout thiamine monitoring program: long-term trends and ecological connections.

Nick Farese, Jarrod Ludwig, and Colin Clark received the Klumb-Splinder Student Travel Awards to attend the conference. This award covers the cost of full registration, workshop attendance, two nights in a hotel, and memberships to American Fisheries Society (AFS) as well as the NY Chapter of AFS. Undergraduate student Lauren Malboeuf also attended the event.

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Posted: February 13, 2023