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Grant Awards Projects/Photos

2021 GLRC Grant Awards Projects/Photos

Clarkson University: Andrew David, New York Great Lakes Basin and Watershed Project

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Clarkson Assistant Professor of Biology Andrew David, Ph.D., will lead research to assess the connectivity patterns of two established invasive species of snails-one that impacts largemouth bass populations in New York lakes and rivers, and one that is now the largest, most abundant snail in Adirondack lakes. Photo: Clarkson University

Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS): Tara Curtin, Shifts in Algal Abundance Project

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HWS Associate Professor of Geoscience Tara Curtin, Ph.D., will work with HWS Finger Lakes Institute Post-Doctoral Research Scientist Michael Brown, Ph.D., to lead the project team that includes researchers with Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Syracuse University; and the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. Photo: Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY): Peter L. K. Knuepfer, Augument GIS Database Project

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Binghamton University Associate Professor of Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies Peter L. K. Knuepfer, Ph.D., will lead this pilot project to systematically evaluate the history of shoreline change, both due to erosion and accretion, as a way to evaluate recent high water events in 2017 and 2019, as well as future changes. Photo courtesy of Peter L.K. Knuepfer

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry: Alexander B. Artyukhin, Process for Detecting New and Unknown Water Pollutants Project

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Alexander B. Artyukhin, Ph.D., SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, N.Y., has received a Great Lakes Research Consortium grant to analyze samples from Onondaga Lake and Lake Ontario to test the feasibility of using untargeted mass spectrometry technology paired with molecular networking to discover potential new pollutants, derivatives, or metabolites. Photo: SUNY ESF

The Seneca Watershed Intermunicipal Organization: Collaborate and Evaluate Optimizing the Design of Phosphorus Sorption Technology Project

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In collaboration with the Finger Lakes Institute at HSW, the Yates, Seneca, and Ontario County Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and Seneca Farms Biochar in Odessa, Seneca Watershed Steward Ian Smith will lead this innovative project to inform the design of field-scale systems that would be USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service-approved best management practices for mitigating phosphorus and HABs. Photo: Samantha Stumpf

2020 GLRC Grant Awards Projects/Photos

SUNY Brockport: Andie Graham, Bergen Swamp Project

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Professional Wetland Scientist Andie Graham with SUNY Brockport, Brockport, N.Y., has received a Great Lakes Research Consortium grant to examine the impact of two non-native invasive insect species on the water quality and hydrology of Bergen Swamp as part of the Lake Ontario watershed. Photo: Megan Aubertine

SUNY Brockport: Jacob Straub, Great Lakes Diving and Sea Duck Population Project

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Jacob Straub, Ph.D., of SUNY Brockport, Brockport, N.Y., releases a banded diving duck in the Lower Great Lakes Region as part of a Great Lakes Research Consortium-funded project to better understand the role of thiamine levels in the population dynamics of diving and sea ducks on the Great Lakes. Photo: Abigail Weigel

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

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Danilo Fernando, Ph.D., SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, N.Y., has received a Great Lakes Research Consortium grant to apply a genetics-based approach to identifying and propagating native species of American beachgrass (at right) critical to ecosystem sustainability along Lake Ontario. Photo left: ESF; beachgrass: Stephen M. Young/NYNHP

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

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Erica L. Majumder, Ph.D., SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, N.Y., has received a Great Lakes Research Consortium grant to evaluate how microplastics may influence Harmful Algal Bloom formation. At left, she culture microbes in an anaerobic chamber. Photo left: Caroline Gjerstad; photo right: Scripps Research Career Services

University at Buffalo

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Ian Bradley, Ph.D., and Zhenduo Zhu, Ph.D, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y., have received a Great Lakes Research Consortium grant to advance the modeling and prediction of Harmful Algal Blooms by shifting focus to the role of nitrogen and nitrogen-phosphorus dynamics in algal bloom composition and toxicity and through the use of high throughput DNA sequencing. Photo: University at Buffalo

2019 GLRC Grant Awards Projects/Photos

Stony Brook Project 1 of 2

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Dr. Ali Farhadzadeh leads the Great Lakes Research Consortium-funded project that is developing a basis for computer modeling to address Eastern Lake Erie erosion, sediment transport and depositions under a changing climate. Photo: University at Stony Brook

Stony Brook Project 2 of 2 

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Sherif L. Abdelaziz, Ph.D., right, a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y., and Drew Strakey, a Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District Technician and Program Specialist, Lyons, NY, are scouting potential locations for research that will test an innovation approach to managing shoreline erosion. With a $25,000 grant award by the Great Lakes Research Consortium (GLRC) in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation earlier this year, Abdelaziz will evaluate the use of marine-based, ecosystem-friendly biopolymers as a potential technique for increasing shoreline erosion resistance and protection. The work includes both laboratory experiments and field testing over multiple seasons with a site yet to be named in Wayne County. Photo: Wayne County SWCD

ESF Project

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ESF graduate student Iman Pakzad is assisting ESF Professor Roxanne Razavi, Ph.D., with the Great Lakes Research Consortium-funded project investigating the potential for tubenose goby to act as a vector of mercury in the aquatic ecosystem. Photo: Jonathan White

Brockport Project

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With a grant from the Great Lakes Research Consortium, Rachel Schultz, Ph.D., right, of The College at Brockport, and graduate student Courtney Scoles are assessing the effects of cattail treatment on methane emissions from Lake Ontario coastal wetlands. Photo: Jake Straub