Whoever named the "temperate zone" must have had a sense of humor. I'm writing this during a week of humid, 90-degree days, and just a few months ago it was 13 below, a stiff north wind providing the icing on that frozen cake. Since then, we've had rain, snow, sleet, warm spells, cold snaps and thunderstorms.
Biologist Dr. John Waldman discusses why sea-river fish have dwindled in numbers, what we stand to lose, and actions needed to ensure their recovery. Discover the past, present, and future of these fascinating fish through research, historical accounts, anecdotes, and images.
Have you ever wondered what happens when a fish encounters a dam or a culvert? Too often, these structures are barriers to breeding and nursery sites, feeding grounds, and vital genetic mixing. In a warming world, barriers also prevent fish from seeking refuge as stream temperatures change.
A public-private partnership is hoping to make travel a bit easier for Hudson Valley fish by figuring out all the places where fish can't get there from here, and then fixing as many of them as possible.
We are working in collaboration with a consortium of governmental and non-profit agencies in southeastern Québec to try to understand the effects of water level management on littoral food webs in this region.
We are working with the Adirondack chapter of The Nature Conservancy to build a population model of an Adirondack strain, heritage lake trout population and test alternative management strategies for maximizing the fishery's conservation and value.