Lakewide zebra mussel summary, Oneida Lake, New York, 1992 - 2009
Rudstam, Lars G.; Mills, Edward
The Cornell Biological Field Station (CBFS) serves as a primary field site for aquatic research at Cornell University (more information can be found at http://www.dnr.cornell.edu/fieldst/cbfs.htm) and is part of the Department of Natural Resources, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The centerpiece of the station's research program is a 50-year database on the food web of Oneida Lake, New York, that has been collected with support from the Cornell University Brown Endowment and from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The data are collected by personnel from the Cornell Biological Field Station and include limnology, benthos, zooplankton, phytoplankton, and fish survey data, primarily from Oneida Lake and spanning 1957 to the present. This data package contains yearly lakewide estimates of biomass, density, and average size of zebra mussels collected from 1992 to 2009. Site specific data are not published here but may be obtained from the data contact.
This data package must be uncompressed for use. In addition to the data described above, it includes an Ecological Metadata Language (EML) record, which describes in considerable detail the contents of the data table(s), methods, usage rights, and other information. All users of these data are strongly encouraged to review this EML record.
Lakes; Trophic dynamics; Community structure; Invertebrates; Benthic habitat; Invasive species; Oneida Lake, New York; Oneida County, New York; Madison County, New York; Oswego County, New York; Onondaga County, New York; Zebra mussels