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Cliff Kraft

Clifford Kraft


203 Fernow Hall
(607) 255-2775

Clifford Kraft studies ecosystem interactions that influence the management of freshwater fish populations in lakes and rivers -- with an emphasis on Adirondack ecosystems.

Research Focus

The overall goal of Kraft's research program is to understand ecological interactions regulating the abundance of key aquatic organisms, such as sport fish, nuisance invaders and rare species. These studies are designed to either identify ways to manage the abundance of these organisms or to understand factors that limit our capacity for their management.

Outreach and Extension Focus

Kraft regularly provides training for resource managers, scientists, and the public based on his applied research efforts regarding the management of fishery and aquatic resources. These training efforts address fisheries management in waters ranging in size from ponds to the Great Lakes, as well as the management of lake and stream habitats and water quality.

Teaching Focus

Kraft provides instruction in environmental science and sustainability, stream ecology, and environmental policy for undergraduate students, and data management for graduate students.

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

Presentations and Activities

  • Adirondack Brook Trout and Acid Rain: Environmental Legislation Fosters Successful Restoration. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. August 2018. American Fisheries Society . Atlantic City, NJ United States.