Faculty and students with SUNY Cortland and SUNY Oswego are collaborating with the federal Tunison Lake Ontario Biological Station in Cortland and several other groups to save part of the Great Lakes ecosystem.
The research project is made possible by a nearly $635,000 grant from the United States Geological Service, which is eligible to be extended through five years for a potential total of $3 million. This endeavor is part of the Geological Services’ Coregonine Restoration Framework, a plan which seeks to restore and conserve the coregonine subfamily of freshwater fish found in the Great Lakes following issues like habitat destruction, overfishing and interactions with invasive species.
SUNY researchers will work to help determine the best ways to transport, raise and reintroduce the fish. SUNY Oswego will lead main research activities, while Cortland focuses on the educational experience of interns from both universities.