FLI buoy used to monitor water quality in Seneca Lake.

Research projects carried out by FLI faculty and collaborators are primarily interdisciplinary and focused on issues relevant to the Finger Lakes region. Research projects provide background information and insights about the regional environment, and include, but are not limited to:

  • Watershed/Limnology, hydrogeochemistry, and ecology of the Finger Lakes ecosystem
  • Invasive species introductions and their ecological impacts
  • Macroinvertebrate and small fish as bioindicators of watershed quality and health
  • Mercury and trace metals in water, sediments, and biota
  • Records of environmental and climatic change
  • Energy generation, utilization and environmental impact
  • Meteorological influences on Finger Lakes and Great Lakes systems
  • Hydrology and water resource issues
  • Human interactions and their effects on water quality


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Seneca Lake Watershed Characterization

Trace Metals and Mercury


Seneca Lake: Water Quality Report

Owasco Lake: Water Quality and Nutrient Sources Report

HABs and NABs




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