Piloting the Future of eDNA Sampling in New York

Contributed by Scott George, Posted 8/29/23: During June and July 2023, the USGS New York Water Science Center partnered with Smith-Root and the USGS READI-Net Program to pilot the use of a new prototype robotic eDNA sampler. This robot was installed inside the USGS streamgage at the Hudson River in Troy, NY. The robotic sampler... Read More

Northern Sunfish recovery efforts on Tonawanda Creek

Contributed by Doug Carlson and Jim Haynes, Posted 8/3/23: Studies of Northern Sunfish (Lepomis peltastes), a Threatened Species in New York, in waters near Buffalo were most active from 2004-2014. An encompassing reporta of the findings was published by Dr. Jim Haynes (SUNY Brockport) and coauthors, and it concluded that this fish had become extirpated... Read More

Grass Carp Response Program

Contributed by Touhue Yang, Posted 5/1/23: In the 2022 field season, the US Fish and Wildlife Service kickstarted their new Grass Carp Response Program in collaboration with the University at Buffalo and conducted their first fish surveys in eastern Lake Erie. Surveys consisted of electrofishing and netting at locations where grass carp were historically caught... Read More

Fishes of Northern New York and the Adirondacks

Contributed by Doug Carlson, Posted 12/9/22: Doug Carlson, retired DEC biologist and research associate at SUNY Potsdam, has just released a monograph published by Northeastern Naturalist, titled “Fishes of Northern New York and the Adirondacks.” The 46-page illustrated booklet is a complete guide to the fish species in the region, based on Carlson’s years of research, as a... Read More