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James Watkins

James Watkins

Senior Research Associate

Fernow G09

Great Lakes ecosystem studies. Jim leads a Cornell/Buffalo State research team that monitors zooplankton, mysid shrimp, phytoplankton, and benthos communities in all five Great Lakes. The foundation of this project is research cruises sponsored by the EPA’s Great Lakes National Program Office and other federal agencies. The effect of invasive species on native fauna is a primary focus of our research.

Research Focus

Lower food web studies of the Great Lakes and their connection to fish