Amanda Rodewald, director of Conservation Science at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, was recently quoted on NPR on the topic of invasive Mute Swans. Rodewald says that the non-native swans have posed a threat to birds such as loons and least terns.
Vanessa Constant ’14, who began taking classes at Shoals Marine Lab in high school, is the inaugural recipient of a new annual award granted by the marine science teaching and research facility six miles off the coast of Portsmouth, N.H.
Stephen Morreale, DNR Senior Research Associate & Adjunct Associate Professor was part of a team of researchers who satellite-tracked 135 leatherbacks with transmitters to determine the turtles’ patterns of movement in the Pacific Ocean. Combined with fisheries data, the researchers entered the information into a computer model to predict bycatch hotspots in the Pacific.
DNR faculty Lars Rudstam and Associate Jim Watkins received a large grant and teamed together with the Center for Great Lakes Studies at Buffalo State to monitoring lower trophic levels, and study the deep chlorophyll layer that is of increasing in importance in the lakes, as well as the ecological role of mysid shrimps, the detection of invasive species, and the use of indices of biotic integrity.