BFS Faculty & Staff

Email is the best way to contact faculty and staff; phone calls can be directed to 607-547-8778.

Bill Harman, BFS Director.

Willard N. Harman, CLM

Distinguished Service Professor of Biology
Rufus J. Thayer Chair for Otsego Lake Research
Director, Biological Field Station

Responsible for BFS research, teaching, management, & resources.
(607) 547-6218

Florian Reyda

Florian Reyda

Professor of Biology
Parasitology of Fish, Invertebrate Zoology
ext. 352

See Florian's faculty web page

Kiyoko Yokota

Kiyoko Yokota, CLM

Associate Professor of Biology
Limnology, Phytoplankton Ecology

See Kiyoko's faculty web page

Dan Stich

Dan Stich, CLM

Assistant Professor of Biology
Fisheries management & decision making; fish population demographics; lake, pond and reservoir management

See Dan's faculty web page

Paul Lord

LtCol Paul H. Lord

Lecturer, Department of Biology
Researcher, Dive Master

Biocontrol of Eurasian watermilfoil; native pearly mussel populations; aquatic invasive species control; SCUBA training

On-Site Staff
Matthew F. Albright, CLM

Matthew F. Albright, CLM

Assistant to the Director, BFS
Responsible for limnological monitoring of Otsego Lake & watershed. Supervisor of laboratories & interns
ext. 331

Nancy Devins

BFS Administrator; Field Trips Coordinator
Intern administration; Accounts; Coordinates Field Trips
ext. 332

Holly Waterfield, CLM

Holly Waterfield, CLM

Research Support Specialist
Lake monitoring efforts; monitoring advanced wastewater treatment systems; water chemistry analysis; hydroacoustic surveys.
ext. 333

John Knapp

Maintenance Operations
ext. 400

Ed Irwin

Maintenance Operations
General Mechanic, Cooperstown Campus

Faculty involved in Research and Teaching
Donna Vogler

Donna Vogler

Professor of Biology
Plant Ecology, Conservation Biology
Phone: 436-3705

Jeff Heilveil 

Jeff Heilveil

Professor of Biology, Biology Department Chair
Population genetics of aquatic invertebrates
Phone: 436-3162

Leslie Hasbargen

Leslie Hasbargen

Associate Professor, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Geomorphology, Fluvial Geology
Phone: 436-2741

David Wong

David Wong

Adjunct Associate Professor, Biology
Phone: (508) 767-2892


Earle Peterson

Greenwoods Administrator; BFS Volunteer
Head of Peterson Family Conservation Trust; Greenwoods benefactor


Main Laboratory
5838 State Hwy 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: 607-547-8778
Fax: 607-547-5114

Lakeside Farm &
Upland Interpretive Center
7027 State Hwy 80
Springfield, NY
(physical address)

Thayer Boathouse
7016 State Hwy 80
Springfield, NY

Rum Hill
Thurston Hill Rd.
Springfield, NY

Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary
7290 State Hwy 80
Springfield, NY

Greenwoods Conservancy
824 Zachow Rd.
Hartwick, NY 13348

Upper Research Site
Averill Rd.
Cooperstown, NY

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