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51st Annual Report CONTENTS

Title

Author(s)

page

Introduction

W.N. Harman

1

ONGOING STUDIES:

OTSEGO LAKE WATERSHED MONITORING:

2018 Otsego Lake water levels.

W.N. Harman & M.F. Albright

7

Otsego Lake limnological monitoring, 2018.

H.A. Waterfield & M.F. Albright

10

Chlorophyll a monitoring on Otsego Lake, summer 2018. L. Saggese 22

A survey of Otsego Lake's zooplankton community, summer 2018.

M.F. Albright

28

Water quality monitoring of five major tributaries in the Otsego Lake watershed, summer 2018 results update.

H. Brown, N. Wierman & H.Waterfield

41

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER MONITORING:

Upper Susquehanna River water quality monitoring, summer 2018.

A. Evans

55

REPORTS:

Assessing the feasibility of estimating chlorophyll a concentration from Landsat 8 imagery.

D.S. Boyd

70

Aquatic macrophyte harvesting and nutrient concentrations.

E.C. Bossong, P.H. Lord, H.A. Waterfield, & D.S. Stich

82

Lake sediment core analysis.

L. Hasbargen and K. Moore

90

Preliminary study of sediment cores in Otsego and Canadarago Lakes.

K. Moore and L. Hasbargen

109

Project to evaluate emerging contaminants in Lake Otsego and the Susquehanna River.

A. Kuzminski

124

Preliminary evaluation of using optical brighteners as a biomarker for measuring estrogenic hormones in the plasma of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) at the Cooperstown wastewater treatment wetland.

H. Brown

135

Annual trap net monitoring of fish assemblages in the weedy littoral zone at Rat Cove and the rocky littoral zone at Brookwood Point, Otsego Lake, NY 2018.

N. Wierman

148

Fine scale distribution of macroinvertebrates of Otsego county, NY streams.

C. Finnerty and J. Heilveil

157

Baseline fish survey in the Upper Susquehanna River watershed.

A. Evans and D. Stich

168

Rusty Crayfish in the Upper Susquehanna River: A case of density dependent growth.

L. Saggese and D. Stich

176

Herkimer, Lidell, and Phinney Creek sediment load effects on Oakes Creek, Otsego County, New York.

L. Hasbargen and D. Boyd

181

Population of Ophrydium versatile in Otsego Lake.

C. Korba

198

A scientific evaluation of bacterial digesting products in a storm water pond in Volusia County FL, USA (BFS Technical Report #33)

P. Goodwin

203

Monitoring the efficacy of EarthTecTMQZ free copper concentrations on adult zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) mortality.

H. Brown

218

Annual monitoring of Moe Pond limnology and fish assemblages, 2018.

N. Wierman

231

Bathymetric mapping and initial sub-bottom profiling of the lower reservoir of Oneonta Creek, NY, using high-frequency side scan sonar.

M.J. Bagby, D. Murphy, and Dr. K. Brunstad

242

Dynamics of Galerucella spp. and purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaira) in Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary , spring 2018 update.

H. Waterfield

249

Aquatic macrophyte management plan facilitation, Lake Moraine, Madison County, NY 2018.

W.N. Harman, H.A. Waterfield and M.F. Albright

255

Monitoring the effectiveness of the Cooperstown wastewater treatment wetland, 2018.

M.F. Albright

267

Parasitological data for fisheries biologists: Update on the Otsego Lake fish parasite survey in the context of the fish hosts. F. Reyda and J. Schoeck 284

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50th Annual Report CONTENTS

Title

Author(s)

page

Introduction

W.N. Harman

1

ONGOING STUDIES:

OTSEGO LAKE WATERSHED MONITORING:

2017 Otsego Lake water levels.

W.N. Harman & M.F. Albright

8

Otsego Lake limnological monitoring, 2017.

H.A. Waterfield & M.F. Albright

11

A survey of Otsego Lake's zooplankton community, summer 2017.

M.F. Albright

22

Water quality monitoring of five major tributaries in the Otsego Lake watershed, summer 2017.

E. Iwanyckyj and H.Waterfield

35

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER MONITORING:

Upper Susquehanna River water quality monitoring, summer 2017.

N. Angell

49

REPORTS:

Elliptio complanata survivorship and host availability in Otego Creek (Otsego County), New York.

G. Scott

63

Density-dependent changes in alewife growth following their introduction, expansion, and collapse in Otsego Lake, NY.

C.L. Murch and D.S. Stich

69

The parasite community of yellow perch (Perca flavescens) from Canadarago Lake.

K. Engesser, H. Gorton, B. Peregrim, V. Pigott, J. Shoeck, T. Pokorny and F. Reyda

83

Evaluation of aquatic plant control via automated mechanical roller system.

T. Brandt

88

Butternut Creek biomonitoring, summer 2017

J.E. Peterson

96

Baseline fish survey of Butternut Creek.

N. Angell

110

Water quality assessment of Butternut Creek, Otsego County, NY.

S. Sleeper

118

Comparison of algal community determination techniques: preliminary evaluation of pigment-based versus microscopic analyses.

C. Garfield and K. Yokota

136

Effectiveness of molluscicide EarthTec® QZ on adult and veliger zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) mortality.

E. Iwanyckyj, M. Albright, and D. Stich

149

Field evaluation of EarthTec® ZM for zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) control.

M.F. Albright

163

Survey of macrofungi at the BFS Upper Research Site.

K.A. Dolce

169

A survey of Odonata naiads in Otsego County, NY, summer 2017.

G.E. Scott

178

Survey of adult damselflies and dragonflies (Odonates) in Otsego County.

E. Iwanyckyj

182

High resolution maps of Brookwood Point and Parslow Road Conservation Area.

L. Hasbargen, S. Sleeper, and M. Dore

188

Summer 2017 annual trap net monitoring of fish assemblages in the weedy littoral zone at Rat Cove and the rocky littoral zone at Brookwood Point, Otsego Lake.

B.R. Van Wormer

196

Habitat utilization & movements of white suckers (Catostomus comersonii) in Cobleskill Creek, New York.

Z.R. Diehl, L. Watkins, J.R. Foster and R. Clark.

201

Freshwater pearly mussel (unionid) survey of Oaks Creek.

S.E. Coney, P.H. Lord and L. Ferrara

211

Fresh water pearly mussels in the Susquehanna River near Owego, NY.

S.E. Coney and P.H. Lord

214

Impact of crude oil pollution on marine dimethyl sulfide production.

J. M. Pimentel and Z. Balogh-Brunstad

215

Locating Craspedacusta sowerbii polyps.

T.L. Brandt

229

Comparison of amphibian abundance in constructed vernal pools in two distinct habitats.

T.P. Franzem, A. Gaynor, E. Thompson, D. Ndambuki and D. Stich

232

Feasibility of restoring Lake Whitefish (Coregonus clupeformis) as an integral component of the cold water fish community in Otsego Lake, NY.

C.V. Shafer, D.T. Garrett, S.R. Carey, J.R. Foster, B.C. Lehman, K.C. Thomas, M.D. Cornwell, S.M. Wells, D.S. Stich, and D. M. Lucykanish

249

Establishing baseline data set of the wetland restoration project at Parslow Road Conservation Area in Oaksville, NY.

M. Dore

260

Annual monitoring of Moe Pond, 2017.

B. Van Wormer

267

Dynamics of Galerucella spp. and purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) in Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary, summer 2017 update.

H. Waterfield

275

Monitoring the effectiveness of the Cooperstown wastewater treatment wetland, 2017.

M.F. Albright

282

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49th Annual Report CONTENTS

Title

Author(s)

page

Introduction

W.N. Harman

1

ONGOING STUDIES:

OTSEGO LAKE WATERSHED MONITORING:

2016 Otsego Lake water levels.

W.N. Harman & M.F. Albright

7

Otsego Lake limnological monitoring, 2016.

H.A. Waterfield & M.F. Albright

10

A survey of Otsego Lake's zooplankton community, summer 2016.

M.F. Albright, C. Murch and K. Johnson

22

Water quality monitoring of five major tributaries in the Otsego Lake watershed, summer 2016.

J. Perry

34

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER MONITORING:

Upper Susquehanna River water quality monitoring, summer 2016.

L. Courtier

54

REPORTS:

Evaluation of chlorophyll a extraction techniques.

M. Mehlrose and K. Yokota

66

Efficacy of a potassium peroxymonosulfate-based disinfectant (VirkonTM) against zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) adults and veligers.

J. Perry, M. Albright and D. Stich

76

Evaluation of citric acid, a common food additive and calcium descaler, for use in adult zebra mussel decontamination.

J. Perry, M. Albright and D. Stich

90

Trap net monitoring of fish assemblages in the weedy littoral zone at Rat Cove and the rocky littoral zone at Brookwood Point, Otsego Lake, NY 2016.

Z. Diehl

102

Freshwater pearly mussel (Unionidae) survey of Otsego Lake following zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) introduction.

Z. Piper

112

Succession of BFS Upper Site forest communities 40 years later.

N. Muehlbauer

122

Resurgence of spawning rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) in the Mohican Canyon Creek, Otsego Lake, NY.

M.K. Mulvihill and J.R. Foster

137

Comparison of amphibian abundance in vernal pools at two different sites on Rum Hill.

T. Franzem and D. Stich

145

Monitoring the effectiveness of the Cooperstown wastewater treatment wetland, 2016.

M.F. Albright

156

Comparison of parasite communities of yellow perch (Perca flavescens) from Otsego and Canadarago Lakes.

M. Doolin, J. Darpino, E. Iwanyckyj, S. Macchiarelli, Z. Piper, S. Vandemark, T . Pokorny and F. Reyda

171

Water quality monitoring and analysis of fecal coliform of Canadarago Lake tributaries and outlet.

T. Perry and M. Brown

176

Macroinvertebrate survey and biological assessment of water quality: tributaries of Canadarago Lake; Otsego County, NY.

M. Brown

188

Fish assemblages of selected Canadarago Lake tributaries and outlet.

T. Perry

198

Annual monitoring of Moe Pond in conjunction with bio-manipulation.

Z.R. Diehl and N.J. Muehlbauer

207

Reproductive phenology of E. complanata in Otsego County, NY.

T. Franzem, P. Lord, A. Gascho-Landis, and R. LaRochelle

218

Comparison of gill raker morphology of alewife from recent and bygone introductions.

D. Stich and C. Ducey

225

Lotic fish communities of selected Otsego Lake tributaries.

Z.R. Diehl

230

Summer 2016 Bioblitz series.

J. Perry

240

Aquatic macrophyte management plan facilitation, Lake Moraine, Madison County, NY 2016.

W.N. Harman and M.F. Albright

265

The effectiveness of three fry emergence traps in measuring lake trout (Salvelinus naymayacush) recruitment in Otsego Lake, NY.

N.R. Winter, B.A. Winter, and J.R. Foster

277

Dynamics of Galerucella spp. and purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) in Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary, summer 2016 update.

H. Waterfield

283

Progress Report on the Study of Neoechinorhychus (Acanthocephala) in fishes from Otsego lake and elsewhere.

M. Doolin and F. Reyda.

290

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48th Annual Report CONTENTS

Title

Author(s)

page

Introduction

W.N. Harman

1

ONGOING STUDIES:

OTSEGO LAKE WATERSHED MONITORING:

2015 Otsego Lake water levels.

W.N. Harman & M.F. Albright

9

Otsego Lake limnological monitoring, 2015.

H.A. Waterfield & M.F. Albright

12

A survey of Otsego Lake's zooplankton community, summer 2015.

M.F. Albright & M.D. Robinson

24

Chlorophyll a concentrations in Otsego Lake, summer 2015.

C. Garfield

36

Water quality monitoring of five major tributaries in the Otsego Lake watershed, summer 2015.

B. Wells

44

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER MONITORING:

Upper Susquehanna River water quality monitoring, summer 2015.

B. Shaw

64

REPORTS:

Preventing zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) veliger attachment using potassium permanganate.

E. Clifton & M.F. Albright

81

Introduction to drones as tools for research and monitoring.

P.T. Booth

86

Drone ecology on a budget.

P.T. Booth

99

Report on migration of Butternut Creek in Wheeler's field.

L. Hasbargen, P.T. Booth &
D. Busby

119

A characterization of the riparian corridor of the Oaks Creek Blueway Trail with emphasis on Otsego Land Trust properties.

N. Pedisich & D. Vogler

129

Annual trap net monitoring of fish assemblages in the weedy littoral zone at Rat Cover and the rocky littoral zone at Brookwood Point, Otsego Lake, 2015.

J.B. Casscles

136

Characterization of spawning rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) in the Mohican Canyon Creek, Otsego Lake, NY.

M. Best. & J.R. Foster

144

Effects of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) on lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) fry recruitment in Otsego Lake.

J.B. Casscles, J.R. Foster, D.M. Lucykanish & N.M. Sawick

154

Dominant algae of Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY.

C. Garfield

162

A quantitative FlowCAM analysis of diatoms in Otsego Lake, New York, with an emphasis on method implications.

B. Wells

173

Benthic mactroinvertebrate survey of the upper Susquehanna River using two sampling methods.

B. Shaw

193

An update on the fish parasites of Otsego Lake and nearby water bodies.

F. Reyda

205

Continued monitoring of the Moe Pond ecosystem in conjunction with biomanipulation.

D. Busby

210

Benthic macroinvertebrate survey of Otsego Land Trust properties on Oaks Creek, Otsego County, NY.

M.D. Robinson & J.S. Heilveil

222

Evaluation of phosphorus and nitrogen uptake by Phalaris arundinaceaplants in a wastewater treatment wetland, Cooperstown, NY.

S. Bouillon

230

The fish assemblages of the selected Otsego Lake tributaries.

J.B. Casscles

243

Total mercury concentration in fish tissue relative to length and weight.

D.M. Snyder, C.R. Parker & K. Yokota

251

Summer 2015 Bioblitz series.

E. Clifton

255

Survey of zooplankton in Brant Lake, Horicon, NY.

S. Newtown & A. Reyes

274

Aquatic macrophyte management plan facilitation, Lake Moraine, Madison County, NY 2015.

B. P. German & M.F. Albright

280

Preliminary prey density analysis of wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta) in Central New York.

E. Clifton, A. Robillard &
D. Vogler

292

Deer population impacts on biodiversity in Glimmerglass State Park.

B. Panensky

295

Monitoring the effectiveness of the Cooperstown wastewater treatment wetland, 2015.

M.F. Albright

302

Dynamics of Galerucella spp. and purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) in Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary, summer 2015 update.

H.A. Waterfield & M.F. Albright

317

Hydroacoustic survey and bathymetric map creation for Brant Lake, New York.

H.A. Waterfield

324

Watershed characterization for Goodyear Lake, New York: Watershed subbasins, land use and cover, surficial geology, and soils. Download high quality maps here: Goodyear Lake Watershed Maps

H.A. Waterfield

329

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47th Annual Report CONTENTS

Title

Author(s)

page

Introduction

W.N. Harman

1

ONGOING STUDIES:

OTSEGO LAKE WATERSHED MONITORING:

2014 Otsego Lake water levels.

W.N. Harman & M.F. Albright

8

Otsego Lake limnological monitoring, 2014.

H.A. Waterfield & M.F. Albright

11

A survey of Otsego Lake's zooplankton community, summer 2014.

M.F. Albright & M.J. Best

23

Chlorophyll a concentrations in Otsego Lake, summer 2014.

M. Freehafer

34

Water quality monitoring of five major tributaries in the Otsego Lake watershed, summer 2014.

C. Hastings

42

Analysis of fecal coliform bacteria in Otsego Lake's northern tributaries, summer 2014.

J. Bakhuizen

56

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER MONITORING:

Monitoring water quality & fecal coliform bacteria in the upper Susquehanna River, summer 2014.

M. Freehafer

64

ARTHROPOD MONITORING:

Mosquito studies

W.L. Butts

79

Mosquito Survey - Thayer Farm

W.L. Butts

80

REPORTS:

The abundance of starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) in Otsego Lake, 2014.

M. Genco & R. Russell

81

Summer 2014 trap net monitoring of the fish communities in the weedy littoral zone at Rat Cove and the rocky littoral zone at Brookwood Point, Otsego Lake.

M.J. Best

92

Monitoring zebra mussel colonization: PVC and cast iron recruitment.

B.P. Coyle, P.H. Lord, & W.H. Wong

100

Distribution of Nitellopsis obtusa (starry stonewort) in Canadarago Lake, NY.

R. Russell & M. Genco

105

2014 aquatic invasive species surveys of New York City water supply reservoirs within the Catskill/Delaware and Croton Watersheds.

M. Wilckens, H.A. Waterfield & W.N. Harman.

114

Potassium permanganate’s effect on zebra mussel adults and veligers.

B.P. Coyle, P.H. Lord, W.H. Wong & M.F. Albright

131

Development of methods to characterize & extract plastic microparticles from personal cleansing products.

E. Davidson, C. Hastings, H.A. Waterfield, & K. Yokota

142

Dynamics of Galerucella spp. and purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) in Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary, summer 2014 update.

M. Wilckens & H.A. Waterfield

149

Wetland delineation of Parslow Road Conservation Area in Oaksville, New York.

K. Berdan

156

Is lake trout recruitment impacted by zebra mussels in Otsego Lake, NY?

D.M. Lucykanish & J.R. Foster

164

Continued monitoring of the Moe Pond ecosystem and largemouth bass (Micropterous dolomieuii) populations following its introduction.

J. Piacente

171

Status of rainbow smelt (Osemerus mordax) in the Mohican Canyon Tributary, May 2014.

M.J. Best

181

Using benthic macro invertebrates to assess stream quality of the Unadilla River, Otsego County, NY.

J. Piacente

187

Summer 2014 Bioblitz series.

E. Davidson

196

The effects of Earth Tec®, a molluscicide, on zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) mortality.

M. Genco

217

Using pressurized hot water spray to kill and remove dreissenid mussels on watercraft: Field testing on the efficacy of water temperature, high pressure, and duration of exposure.

W.H. Wong, S. Gerstenberger & A. Watters

227

The temporal succession of invasive species in the Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary.

M. Wilckens

247

Monitoring the effectiveness of the Cooperstown wastewater treatment wetland, 2014.

M.F. Albright

253

Aquatic macrophyte management plan facilitation, Lake Moraine, Madison County, NY, 2014.

B.P. German & M.F. Albright

266

Control and eradication of water chestnut (Trapa natans, L.) in an Oneonta wetland, 2014 progress report.

H.A. Waterfield

278

BFS Research Activities (AY 2014-15).

K. Yokota

280

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46th Annual Report CONTENTS

Title

Author(s)

page

Introduction

W.N. Harman

1

ONGOING STUDIES:

OTSEGO LAKE WATERSHED MONITORING:

2013 Otsego Lake water levels.

W.N. Harman & M.F. Albright

8

Otsego Lake limnological monitoring, 2013.

H.A. Waterfield & M.F. Albright

11

A survey of Otsego Lake's zooplankton community, summer 2013.

C. Tanner & M.F. Albright

22

Chlorophyll a concentrations in Otsego Lake, summer 2013.

T. Bianchine & C. Tanner

34

Water quality monitoring of five major tributaries in the Otsego Lake watershed, summer 2013.

C. Teter

42

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER MONITORING:

Monitoring water quality & fecal coliform bacteria in the upper Susquehanna River, summer 2013.

T. Bianchine

59

ARTHROPOD MONITORING:

Mosquito data from light traps - Thayer Farm.

W.L.Butts

74

REPORTS:

Aquatic invasive species present in Otsego County, NY water bodies.

A. Yoo, K. Herzog, & H.A. Waterfield

75

Zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) monitoring using navigation buoys.

A. Yoo, P.H. Lord, & W.H. Wong

95

Zebra mussels and other benthic organisms in Otsego Lake in 2008.

J. Vanassche, W.H. Wong, W.N. Harman, & M.F. Albright

103

Trap net monitoring of fish communities within the weedly littoral zone at Rat Cover and rocky littoral zone at Brookwood Point, Otsego Lake.

S.G. Stowell

110

Population assessment of fresh-water mussels (Unionidae) in Otsego Lake since the introduction of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha).

D. Caracciolo

115

Gastropods and fish as hosts of digenetic trematodes in Otsego Lake and nearby waters.

E. Darpino, R. Russell, & F. Reyda

123

Nematodes of fishes of Otsego Lake, New York, including a species that is new to science.

A. Borden & F. Reyda

129

An examination of the morphological diversity within a new genus of tapeworm from stingrays (Class: Cestoda).

K. Herzog, R. Russell, & F. Reyda

135

Cestodes of the fishes of Otsego Lake and nearby waters.

A. Sendkewitz, I. Delgado, & F. Reyda

140

Forest bryophyte reproduction and disperal: An update.

A. Lawrence & S.C. Robinson

144

Monitoring the effectiveness of the Cooperstown wastewater treatment wetland, 2013.

M.F. Albright

150

Groundwater flow and geochemisty at Greenwoods Conservancy.

M. Moore & L. Hasbargen

161

Utilizing environmental DNA to identify aquatic invasive species.

L. Newton

186

A biosurvey of Allen's Lake, Richfield Springs, NY.

P.H. Lord

192

Chronological field observations at various BFS sites, 2013.

W.L. Butts

194

Dynamics of Galerucella spp. and purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) in Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary, summer 2013 update.

H.A. Waterfield

197

Walleye (Sander vitreus) movement and depth utilization in response to changes in alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) abundance in Otsego Lake.

J. R. Foster & D.J. Drake

204

Hydroacoustic survey of Otsego Lake's pelagic fish community, spring 2013.

H.A. Waterfield & M.D. Cornwell

211

Natural recruitment of lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) in Otsego Lake.

N.M. Sawick & J.R. Foster

219

Monitoring the Moe Pond ecosystem and population estimates of largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) post unauthorized introduction.

S.G. Stowell

226

Otsego Lake, NY ice phenology 1843-2014.

H.A. Waterfield

237

Presence of mercury and comparison to other metals in lakes, rivers and streams in central New York.

M. Moore & D. Castendyk

241

The effects of zebra mussels on benthic macroinvertebrates in Otsego Lake.

J.M. Vanassche, W.H. Wong, W.N. Harman, & M.F. Albright

253

Control and eradication of water chestnut (Trapa natans, L.) in an Oneonta wetland, 2013 progress report.

H.A. Waterfield & M.F. Albright

265

Aquatic macrophyte management plan facilitation, Lake Moraine, Madison County, NY 2013.

W.N. Harman & M.F. Albright

267

Otsego Lake fry sampling, 2013.

H.A. Waterfield & M.F. Albright

278

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45th Annual Report CONTENTS

Title

Author(s)

page

Introduction

W.N. Harman

1

ONGOING STUDIES:

OTSEGO LAKE WATERSHED MONITORING:

2012 Otsego Lake water levels.

W.N. Harman & M.F. Albright

6

Otsego Lake limnological monitoring, 2012.

H.A. Waterfield & M.F. Albright

8

A survey of Otsego Lake's zooplankton community, summer 2012.

M.F. Albright

20

Chlorophyll a analysis of Otsego Lake, summer 2012.

C. Slater

29

Water quality monitoring of five major tributaries in the Otsego Lake watershed, summer 2012.

K. Mehigan

35

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER MONITORING:

Monitoring water quality & fecal coliform bacteria in the upper Susquehanna River, summer 2012.

R. Katz

52

Fish of the upper Susquehanna River, Otsego County, NY.

R. Katz

65

ARTHROPOD MONITORING:

Mosquito Studies - Thayer Farm.

W.L.Butts

69

REPORTS:

2012 aquatic plant survey of Otsego Lake.

D. McShane and K. Mehigan

70

Monitoring the effectiveness of the Cooperstown wastewater treatment wetland, 2012.

M.F. Albright

93

Benthic macroinvertebrate survey of Oaks Creek, Otsego County, NY.

B. Buckhout

103

Qualitative spot biotic survey of Oaks Creek, White Creek, Cripple Creek, and Moe Pond in Otsego County, New York.

J.S. Heilveil and B. Buckhout

113

Freshwater pearly mussel (unionid) survey of Oaks Creek and the Susquehanna River below its confluence, summer 2012.

M.F. Albright, P.H. Lord, T.N. Pokorny

123

Monitoring of the Moe Pond ecosystem and largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) population before considering biomanipulation options.

A. VanDerKrake

126

Bryophyte reproduction and dispersal in a mixed hardwood forest.

S. Robinson, A. Lawrence, R. Obenauer

137

Afton Lake monitoring and management issues, summer 2012.

W.N. Harman, M.F. Albright, H.A. Waterfield

148

Surface water quality in Otsego County, NY, prior to potential natural gas exploration.

S. Crosier

153

Hydroacoustic surveys of Otsego Lake's pelagic fish community, 2012.

H.A. Waterfield and M.D. Cornwell

169

Monitoring the dynamics of Galerucella spp. and purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) in the Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary, summer 2012.

M.F. Albright

177

Pearly mussels in Unadilla River and tributaries.

S. Zemken, P. Lord, T. Pokorny

185

2012 population estimate of walleye (Sander vitreus) in Otsego Lake.

J. Willson, J.R. Foster, M.D. Cornwell

195

Aquatic macrophyte management plan facilitation, Lake Moraine, Madison County, NY 2012.

W.N. Harman and M.F. Albright

201

Control and eradication of water chestnut (Trapa natans, L.) in an Oneonta wetland, 2012 progress report.

H.A. Waterfield and M.F. Albright

212

Parasitic worms of fishes in tributaries of Otsego Lake.

F.B. Reyda and D.D. Willsey

213

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44th Annual Report CONTENTS

Title

Author(s)

page

Introduction

W.N. Harman

1

ONGOING STUDIES:

OTSEGO LAKE WATERSHED MONITORING:

2011 Otsego Lake water levels.

W.N. Harman & M.F. Albright

6

Otsego Lake limnological monitoring, 2011.

H.A. Waterfield & M.F. Albright

9

A survey of Otsego Lake's zooplankton community, summer 2011.

M.F. Albright & O. Zaengle

20

Chlorophyll a analysis of Otsego Lake, summer 2011.

A. Levenstein

29

Water quality monitoring of five major tributaries in the Otsego Lake watershed, summer 2011.

O. Zaengle

35

Preliminary investigations of organic and inorganic carbon content of the Otsego Lake watershed, summer 2011.

G.W. Badger

47

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER MONITORING:

Monitoring water quality & fecal coliform bacteria in the upper Susquehanna River, summer 2011.

B. Scott

59

ARTHROPOD MONITORING:

Mosquito Studies - Thayer Farm.

W.L.Butts

73

REPORTS:

Monitoring the effectiveness of the Cooperstown wastewater treatment wetland, 2011.

M.F. Albright

74

Efficacy of emergent plants as a means of phosphorus removal in a treatment wetland, Cooperstown, New York.

E. Gazzetti

82

Insight into a complex system: Cooperstown wastewater treatment wetland, 2011.

T. Robb

90

Treatment performance of advanced onsite wastewater treatment systems in the Otsego lake watershed, 2008-2011.

H.A. Waterfield

108

Baseline water quality assessment of aquatic benthic macroinvertebrates in streams prior to natural gas extraction; Otsego County NY.

K. Whitcomb

122

Microfaunal community on lichens, Otsego County, NY.

B.P. German

132

Alewife (Alosa psuedoharengus) density as a predictor of open water utilization by walleye (Sander vitreus) in Otsego Lake, NY.

B.E. Bowers

140

Summer 2011 trap net monitoring of fish communities utilizing the weedy littoral zone at Rat Cove and rocky littoral zone at Brookwood Point, Otsego Lake.

B.P. German

146

Hydroacoustic surveys of Otsego Lake's pelagic fish community, 2011.

H.A. Waterfield and M.D. Cornwell

152

Monitoring the dynamics of Galerucella spp. and purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) in the Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary, summer 2011.

M.F. Albright

158

Afton Lake water quality, nutrients and algae.

W.N. Harman, M.F. Albright, and H.A. Waterfield

164

Laurel Lake water quality, nutrients, and algae, summer 2011.

H.A. Waterfield, W.N. Harman, and M.F. Albright

169

2011 Catskill region aquatic nuisance species survey for the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development.

W.N. Harman

175

2011 pearly mussel surveys of portions of the Catatonk Creek, Butternut Creek and Unadilla River.

P.H. Lord, and T.N. Pokorny

185

Drainage basin size as a predictor of fish species richness in the Otsego Lake watershed.

J.R. Foster and R. Lewis

192

Spine punching: An effective way of marking spiny-rayed fish.

J.R. Foster and J.C. Lydon

198

DEC Invasive Species Eradication and Control Grant final report.

W.N. Harman, H.A. Waterfield, and M.F. Albright

205

Intestinal damage in locally occurring game fish infected with the acanthocephalan, Leptorhynchoides thecatus.

F.B. Reyda, C. Lange, J. Sheehan, U. Habal, D. Willsey, L. Laraque, and M. O'Rourke

208

TECHNICAL REPORTS:

BFS Technical Report #31. Aquatic macrophyte management plan facilitation, Lake Moraine, Madison County, NY, 2011.

W.N. Harman, M.F. Albright and O. Zaengle

214

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43rd Annual Report CONTENTS

Title

Author(s)

page

Introduction

W.N. Harman

1

ONGOING STUDIES:

OTSEGO LAKE WATERSHED MONITORING:

2010 Otsego Lake water levels.

W.N. Harman & K.S. Ernst

4

Otsego lake limnological monitoring, 2010.

H.A. Waterfield & M.F. Albright

7

A survey of Otsego Lake's zooplankton community, summer 2010.

M. Leonardo & M.F. Albright

19

Chlorophyll a survey, Otsego Lake, 2010.

H. Bauer

28

Water quality monitoring of five major tributaries in the Otsego Lake watershed, summer 2010.

S. Putnam

33

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER MONITORING:

Monitoring water quality & fecal coliform bacteria in the upper Susquehanna River, summer 2010.

H. Bauer

48

Susquehanna headwaters baseline water quality monitoring.

S. Fickbohm

62

ARTHROPOD MONITORING:

Mosquito Studies - Site record: Psorophora ferox (van Humboldt).

W.L.Butts

84

Site record: Ixodes scapularis Say.

W.L.Butts

86

Observation of centrachid spawning activity (pond west of Upland Interpretive Center).

W.L. Butts

87

REPORTS:

Monitoring the effectiveness of the Cooperstown wastewater treatment
wetland.

M.F. Albright and H.A. Waterfield

88

Phosphorus content in reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea) in a treatment wetland, Cooperstown, NY.

B. Olsen

94

Continued monitoring of Canadarago Lake and its tributaries, 2010 results (interim report).

H.A. Waterfield, M.F. Albright and N. Mazziotta

103

A survey of Canadarago Lake’s zooplankton community, summer 2010.

M.F. Albright

119

Survey of fecal coliform bacteria in Canadarago Lake and its tributaries.

N. Mazziotta

125

Macroinvertebrate survey and biological assessment of water quality: tributaries of Canadarago Lake, Otsego County, NY.

C. Bailey

133

2010 Canadarago Lake aquatic macrophyte survey.

T.F. Smith

143

Treatment performance of advanced onsite wastewater treatment systems in the Otsego lake watershed, 2010 results update.

H.A. Waterfield

161

Continued evaluation of phosphorus-removal media for use in onsite wastewater treatment systems (interim report).

M.F. Albright and H.A. Waterfield

171

Investigating walleye (Sander vitreus) behavior and optimal forage theory in Otsego Lake, NY.

B.E. Bowers and H.A. Waterfield

180

Summer 2010 trap net monitoring of littoral fish communities at Rat Cove and Brookwood Point, Otsego Lake.

B.E. Bowers

186

Fish faunal changes in Otsego Lake’s Shadow Brook watershed following application of best management practices.

R.J. Reynolds, J.C. Lydon and J.R. Foster

191

Spawning site fidelity of walleye (Sander vitreus) in Otsego Lake, NY.

J.R. Foster, J.C. Lydon, R.C. Hilsdorf and C.J. Tizzio

201

Walleye (Sander vitreus) spawning movements and habitat utilization in Otsego Lake, NY.

J. Brewer, J. McGuirk and J.R. Foster

209

Introduction of white perch (Morone americana) into Otsego Lake.

S.M. Cavaliere, J.R. Foster, J.C. Lydon and M.D. Cornwell

224

Hydroacoustic surveys of Otsego Lake’s pelagic fish community, 2010.

H.A. Waterfield and M.D. Cornwell

228

A survey of the parasites of smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomeiu) of Otsego County, NY.

C. Szmygiel and F.B. Reyda

235

A survey of gregarines in the odonates of Otsego Country, NY.

C. Wiles and F.B. Reyda

241

The gregarine parasites of Ischnura verticalis, the eastern forktail damselfly, in Otsego County, NY.

C. Wiles and F.B. Reyda

247

Historical archaeology at the Thayer Homestead: Progress report of the 2010 investigations.

D.P. Staley

255

Phase I report of archaeological investigations of the State University of New York College at Oneonta Upland Field Station.

R. B. Walker

266

Unadilla River Pearly mussel survey.

Solomon Maricle

295

Monitoring the dynamics of Galerucella spp. and purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) in the Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary, summer 2010.

H.A. Waterfield and M.F. Albright

302

Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership 2010 Annual Report.

M. Taylor

310

TECHNICAL REPORTS:

BFS Technical Report # 28. Limnological and fishery survey of a privately owned fishing preserve.

M.F. Albright, H.A. Waterfield, M.D. Cornwell, K. Coakley and J.C. Lydon

319

BFS Technical Report #29. Aquatic macrophyte management plan facilitation, Lake Moraine, Madison County, NY, 2010.

W.N. Harman, M.F. Albright
and T.F. Smith

345

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