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Neil Ringler

Neil H. Ringler

Vice Provost and Exec Director of ESF Onondaga Lake Sci Center

224 Illick Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-6606/470-6803

Email: nhringle@esf.edu

Teaching Experience

EFB 132 Orientation Seminar: Environmental and Forest Biology (1 credit hour): One hour of lecture, discussion and/or exercises. Introduction to campus resources available to ensure academic success. Introduction to EFB as a field of inquiry. Fall.

EFB 385 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (4 credit hours): Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory. Analysis of vertebrate structure, with emphasis on comparative study of organ systems. Includes evolution of form and function, major adaptive patterns and phylogenetic relationships in vertebrates. Spring.

EFB 388 Ecology of Adirondack Fishes (3 credit hours): An integrated field and laboratory course in the identification of fish and recognition of ecological characteristics of major fish sp ecies and communities of Adirondack waters. Satisfies a component of the field study elective requirement in Environmental and Forest Biology. Two hours of lecture, and eight hours of field work and discussion each day for two weeks. Summer, Cranberry Lake Biological Station.

EFB 554 Aquatic Entomology (3 credit hours): An introduction to the identification, life histories and ecology of aquatic insects, with emphasis on genera found in the Northeastern U.S. Includes consideration of the functional role of insects in aquatic sysstems, and current avenues of research. Intended for senior and graduate students pursuing interests in entomology, fisheries and wildlife, forestry, limnology and general ecology. Fall.

EFB 796 Topics in Environmental and Forest Biology: Animal Flight (2 credit hours). Spring.

Current Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Advisees

Michael ConnertonMichael Connerton

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Ringler
  • Area of Study: Fish & Wildlife Biology & Management
  • Previous Graduate Study: ( )

Graduate Research Topic
Wild reproduction of Chinook salmon in Lake Ontario and its tributaries.

Deborah HummelDeborah Hummel

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Ringler
  • Area of Study: Fish & Wildlife Biology & Management
  • Undergraduate Institute: St Lawrence University (Biology)

Gregory KronischGregory Kronisch

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Ringler
  • Area of Study: Fish & Wildlife Biology & Management

Carrianne PershynCarrianne Pershyn

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Ringler and Murphy, m
  • Area of Study: Fish & Wildlife Biology & Management

Coldwater Fisheries Ecology
My thesis research is based in the northern Adirondacks, and examines population dynamics and habitat use of wild Brook Trout in tributaries of the Ausable River, NY, from headwaters to mouth, with a focus on estimating the Brook Trout population density and community composition in tributary streams and a lake that form the headwaters of the Ausable River. I am also examining the effectiveness of three existing tools for predicting Brook Trout occupancy and habitat quality within this watershed.