Research

Jim Vogler

Ongoing Projects:

  • Lake trout, Walleye, and Lake whitefish recruitment in Otsego Lake (Collaboration with SUNY Cobleskill)
  • Survey of Fish Parasites in Otsego County Water Bodies
  • Long-term monitoring on Otsego Lake and the Susquehanna Watershed
  • Wastewater Treatment in a Constructed Wetland: Assessment of Treatment Functions at the Village of Cooperstown's Wastewater Treatment Wetland
  • Upper Susquehanna Water Quality and Fecal Coliform Monitoring
  • Eurasian Milfoil Control in Inland Lakes
  • Biocontrol of Purple Loosestrife at Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary
  • Long-term monitoring of the Moe Pond ecosystem

Past Student-Facilitated Research

Since the BFS' summer internship program began in 1974, hundreds of college undergraduate and high school students have participated in research at the Biological Field Station. Students are also involved in research at the BFS under the guidance of SUNY Oneonta faculty via Directed Research and Independent Study opportunities during the academic year; students are generally associated with the Biology Department, though the BFS is a resource intended for all academic departments at the College. Student research projects are described and presented in each year's BFS Annual Report (see our Publications page for reports back to 1993); an example overview of annual student involvement for the year 2013 is provided in poster format below.

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2013 Student-Facilitated Research Projects: click here.

Data Repository


Datasets associated with microplastics research of Kiyoko Yokota

Algal Culture Data (MS Excel) and Metadata (MS Word)

Microplastics Size Distribution Data (MS Excel) and Metadata (MS Word)

Water Quality Updates


Otsego Lake Water Quality Data

BFS Staff monitor Otsego Lake bi-weekly throughout the year (monthly when it's frozen) for a variety of physical and biological parameters. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download) to view this file. - - PAGE UNDER REVISION - - updates expected winter 2019

Click here for a description of Monitoring Procedures


Partnering Organizations

Contact

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

THAYER FARM COMPLEX
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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