Shannon Donohue (BS Environmental Science and BA Psychology with Water Resources minor) and Alexa Tumbarello (BS Environmental Science), both Class of 2016, presented their limnological research experience on Lake Atitlán, Nicaragua, at the Northeast Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (NE GLEON) conference (http://blog.gleon.org/undergraduate-research-focus-at-ne-gleon-regional-conference/). Their international research experience was made possible through the faculty-lead study abroad program by Drs. Tracy Allen (Geography and Environmental Sustainability) and Devin Castendyk (Earth and Atmospheric Sciences). Kiyoko Yokota (Biology) helped organize the conference at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Thirty-two student and professional researchers from 14 institutions participated in intensive team science sessions and are planning a coordinated multi-site experiment across the northeast US and eastern Canada in mid-June.
SUNY Oneonta’s Biological Field Station on Otsego Lake is a member of the SUNY Lakes Ecological Observatory Network, which is part of the NE GLEON and the worldwide GLEON.