About us

For more than 60 years, the Cornell Biological Field Station at Shackelton Point has addressed issues of changing ecosystems within the lakes of New York state and beyond. 

We collaborate with local and global groups to explore the effects of invasive species and climate change and the effects on aquatic ecosystems and strive to provide an exciting, inviting and collegial working and learning environment for all.

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News

Known to wreak havoc on the aquatic food chain, the flea was discovered by Josh Appel ’22 during routine work in Natural Resources 2100, a field biology class. Groups of students from the class, taught by senior lecturer Paul Rodewald and...
  • Biological Field Station
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Organisms
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News

In May and June during an annual lakewide survey, the researchers capture sturgeon for a census of living creatures living in the lake. This sturgeon, caught June 19, measured 72.5 inches and was estimated to be 20 years old. Lake sturgeon once...
  • Current Undergraduate Student
  • Biological Field Station
  • Natural Resources and the Environment