Environmental Science Students & Faculty Present Research

Graduate students Kate Riordan, Nick Farese, and Jarrod Ludwig alongside undergraduate Mya Henry, and faculty member Dr. Jacques Rinchard presented their research at the NY Chapter of the American Fisheries Society 2024 Annual Meeting on February 6 - 8, 2024.

Oral Presentation

  • Farese, N., Wells, S. and Rinchard, J. Use of stomach contents, fatty acids, and stable isotopes to assess lake trout diet from Otsego Lake. (graduate student)

Poster Presentations

  • Henry, M., Barber, D., Futia, M., Kielbasinski, T., and Rinchard, J. Monitoring of thiamine deficiency in Lake Ontario steelhead trout. 
  • Riordan, K., Zollweg-Horan, E., Hammers, B., Austerman, P., Woodworth, W., Speziale, M., Futia, M., Kraus, J., Foust, J., and Rinchard, J. Comparison of lake trout diets among the Finger Lakes using stomach content, fatty acid, and stable isotope analyses. 
  • Ludwig, J., Belore, M., Bloomfield, E., Cook, A., Diefenbach, M., Guerrero, A., Johnson, T., MacDougall, T., Olsen, E., Schmitt, J.D., Smith, J. and Rinchard, J. A potential threat to lake whitefish recovery: evaluation of thiamine deficiency. 
  • Rinchard, J. and Futia, M. Prevalence of thiamine deficiency in lake trout eggs from Cayuga Lake.
  • Kate and Mya received the Klumb-Splinder Student Travel Award and the Diversity Travel Award, respectively from the NY American Fisheries Society to attend the conference. Nick Farese received a Student Travel Grant from SUNY Brockport.

Kate and Mya received the Klumb-Splinder Student Travel Award and the Diversity Travel Award, respectively from the NY American Fisheries Society to attend the conference. Nick Farese received a Student Travel Grant from SUNY Brockport.

All students are advised by Dr. Jacques Rinchard.

Many alumni also attended the meeting:

  • Colleen Keefer (US Fish and Wildlife Service)
  • Kyle Morton (US Fish and Wildlife Service)
  • Scott Wells (NYS Department of Environmental Conservation)
  • Matt Beers (NYS Department of Environmental Conservation)
  • Trent Gould (NYS Department of Environmental Conservation)
  • Matt Futia (University of Vermont)

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Contact:

Jacques Rinchard (jrinchar@brockport.edu)

Posted: February 08, 2024