The Cornell Biological Field Station (CBFS) is a 430-acre property located on the south shore of Oneida Lake, New York. The CBFS serves as a primary field site for aquatic research at Cornell University. The principal mission of the Field Station is to provide facilities for long-term ecological research and to support the University's educational programs, with special emphasis on freshwater systems. The centerpiece of the research program is a 40-year long-term database on the food web of Oneida Lake, New York. This program is internationally recognized for its contribution to the understanding of aquatic food webs. The research has involved scientists with a diverse range of specializations including fish ecology and management, limnology, ecological modeling, population dynamics, wildlife ecology, geochemistry, fish diseases, human dimensions of fisheries management, exotic species, and aquatic birds. The Field Station also plays a key role in providing educational experiences for graduate students with its on-site research faculty advising and serving on graduate student committees, and for undergraduate students by providing a field site for several courses and a summer undergraduate internship program. The Field Station is currently a regional center for lake related research with studies involving water bodies ranging in scale from small lakes and ponds to Oneida Lake to the Finger Lakes of central New York State to the Great Lakes.

For more information, go to the Field Station Home Page.

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  • Yellow perch abundance and length-at-age in Oneida Lake, New York, 1957 to present 

    Rudstam, Lars G.; Jackson, James R. (The Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity, 2016-02-06)
    This dataset reports estimates of yellow perch abundance and length-at-age for different stage and age groups in Oneida Lake and is part of the collection "Cornell Oneida Lake Data". The Cornell Biological Field Station ...
  • Benthic invertebrates in Oneida Lake, New York, 1956 to present 

    Rudstam, Lars G. (The Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity, 2016-02-06)
    This dataset contains benthic invertebrate data from Ekman grab samples on Oneida Lake and is part of the collection "Cornell Oneida Lake Data". The Cornell Biological Field Station (CBFS) serves as a primary field site ...
  • Gill net survey of fishes of Oneida Lake, New York, 1957 to present 

    Rudstam, Lars G.; Jackson, James R. (The Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity, 2016-02-11)
    This data package contains tables summarizing data collected during standardized gill net sampling conducted since 1957 and is part of the collection "Cornell Oneida Lake Data". The Cornell Biological Field Station (CBFS) ...
  • Zooplankton survey of Oneida Lake, New York, 1964 to present 

    Rudstam, Lars G. (The Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity, 2016-02-06)
    This dataset contains information on the crutacean zooplankton in Oneida Lake and is part of the collection "Cornell Oneida Lake Data". The Cornell Biological Field Station (CBFS) serves as a primary field site for aquatic ...
  • Bottom trawl surveys from Oneida Lake, NY, 1958 to present 

    Rudstam, Lars G.; Jackson, James R. (The Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity, 2015-09-11)
    This dataset contains trawl data from Oneida Lake, NY from 1958 to present and is part of the data set "Cornell Oneida Lake Data". The Cornell Biological Field Station (CBFS) serves as a primary field site for aquatic ...

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