Save the Date!
2020 NY AFS Annual Meeting  |  February 5-7, 2020  |  High Peaks Resort  |  Lake Placid, New York

The 2019 NY AFS Annual Meeting presentations are now online!
We have uploaded the presentations to the NY AFS Youtube channel.


Check out the video from the R workshop held in April 2019.

Freshwater Mussel Die-offs

Contributed by Doug Carlson, posted 12-19-19: A recent piece by NPR discusses major die-offs of already-imperiled freshwater mussels in Virginia and other parts of the U.S. A number of potential causes are under investigation but perhaps of greatest interest is mounting evidence from epidemiologists that a novel virus and bacteria may be at least partly... Read More

Invasive Species Centre

Invasives cost Ontario $3.6 billion/yr

Contributed by Scott George, posted 12-19-19: A recent study by the Invasive Species Centre in Ontario, Canada found that an estimated $50.8 million is spent annually on invasive species management in the province. More than half of this expenditure relates to Emerald Ash Borer.  Additionally, the impacts of invasive species to agriculture, fisheries, forests, healthcare,... Read More

17th annual ‘Day in the Life of the Hudson’

17th annual ‘Day in the Life (DIL) of the Hudson River -Watershed’: contributed by Scott Wells Posted 11-13-19: For a fifth straight year, DEC’s Region 4 Fisheries organized a group effort in support of this growing public outreach event. Our expanded range now included the upper and lower Hudson River and the lower Mohawk River... Read More

Lake Ontario Bloater restoration: hints of success

Lake Ontario Bloater restoration: hints of success: contributed by Brian Weidel Posted 11-12-19: Bloater (Coregonus hoyi) are a pelagic fish species native to Lake Ontario that inhabited deep, offshore habitats. Commercial fishery records suggest the species was historically abundant in Lake Ontario, but by the 1970s, was rare. Lake Ontario restoration began in 2012 by... Read More