SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station


Moon Over Glimmerglass

SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station Research Support Specialist Holly Waterfield said 2024 is the first year there has been open water on the lake for the majority of the time. “We haven’t seen this before,” Waterfield said.…


Harman: ‘My Thanks to All’

My work for the past six decades has been my passion and a labor of love. I truly appreciate the accolades, but would emphasize that it takes a community—our community of concerned stakeholders—who have provided long-term support and contributions to the efforts at the Biological Field Station.…


Partnership Plants Trees To Protect Lake

Partnership Plants Trees To Protect Lake SPRINGFIELD—SUNY Oneonta and the Upper Susquehanna Coalition partnered to plant 2,000 trees on the University’s land at Thayer Farm on the west side of Otsego Lake in November. Funding for the purchase, planting and maintenance of the seedlings, which are intended to combat harmful algae bloom growth, was provided through National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant funding managed by the USC. The trees will absorb phosphorus, nitrogen and other nutrients, and prevent them from…


BFS Releases Additional Testing Updates

SUNY Oneonta’s Biological Field Station team completed another round of water quality testing at Otsego Lake shoreline sites on Tuesday, September 12. Colonies of the cyanobacteria Microcystis were present in moderate to high abundance; microcystin toxins were present, but remained low in most locations.…


BFS Weekly Test Results Reported

The SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station collected water samples between Thursday, August 10 and Wednesday, August 16 to evaluate the risk of harmful algal blooms. Colonies of Microcystis, the genus of cyanobacteria responsible for last year’s HAB, were visible in surface waters in moderate abundance, but toxins were not detected.…

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