Finger Lakes Research Conference: Threats to the Finger Lakes
November 12, 2015

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2015 Conference Program

WHEN: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 9am – 5pm

WHERE: Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Scandling Center, Vandervort Room, 300 Pulteney St, Geneva, NY 14456

COST: $40 through Wednesday, November 4; $50 through November 9

CONTACT: Hilary Mosher,, 315.781.4385


On November 12, 2015, the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges will host its annual research conference on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. This conference will provide an opportunity to learn about the research being conducted in and applicable to the Finger Lakes.


The poster session is an opportunity for attendees to learn about research and projects (active or proposed) pertaining to the Finger Lakes. Each poster should measure no larger than 3’ x 4’. Poster templates are available. Please encourage your students to participate! All poster session participants will need to provide a project abstract (200 words limit) to by October 30. The poster session is open to all registered attendees. First student author on a poster will get their registration fee waived.


Todd Walter, Director, New York State Water Resources Institute at Cornell University and Associate Professor, Dept. of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Agricultural non-point source pollution in the Finger Lakes


John Halfman, Professor, Dept. of Geoscience & Environmental Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Threats to the Finger Lakes

Kimberly Schulz, Associate Professor, Dept. of Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY ESF, Establishment and effects of predatory invasive zooplankton in the food webs of the Finger Lakes and Great Lakes (K.L. Schulz and S. Figary)

Brian Weidel, Research Fishery Biologist, USGS Great Lakes Science Center, Turning Dreissena into sport fish: Round Goby’s role in the Lake Ontario food web

Doug Wilcox, Empire Innovation Professor of Wetland Science, Dept. of Environmental Science and Biology, The College at Brockport, SUNY, Wetland restoration projects in the Braddock Bay Fish and Wildlife Management Area

Catherine McGlynn, Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator, NYS DEC, A pound of prevention: New York’s new aquatic invasive species management plan

Robert Johnson, Aquatic Biologist, Racine-Johnson Aquatic Ecologists, Eradication of monoecious Hydrilla from southern Cayuga Lake and southern tributaries, Ithaca, NY

Cliff Kraft, Professor of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University, Pathogenicity and ecosystem disruption from ecological competition for B vitamins

Roxanne Razavi, Post-doctoral Research Scientist, Finger Lakes Institute, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Mercury concentrations in Finger Lakes food webs

Karen Riva-Murray, Research Ecologist, USGS, New York Water Sciences Center, Mercury bioaccumulation in New York’s streams

Jeff Ridal, Executive Director and Chief Research Scientist, St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences, St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences-protecting ecosystems and engaging diverse stakeholders through scientific research and community outreach

Past Conference Agendas and Abstracts

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