NTRES Awards!

Congratulations are in order for both Patrick J. Sullivan and Daniel Joseph Decker!

Dr. Sullivan was recently awarded the 2013 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Research and Extension Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Science and Public Policy, which honors an individual who is able to implement scientific research into the fields of public policy and or management. Dr. Decker was honored with the 2013 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Research and Extension Award for Outstanding Service to the CALS Community, which recognizes an individual who has exhibited leadership in a specific role such as a chair or leader of a task force or program.

Both will be presented with their awards at a reception that will be held on Monday, November 4, from 4-6 PM in Biotech G10.

Lake Champlain Sea Grant workshop: Alewife and rainbow smelt interactions in Lake Champlain

On Friday, January 11, Lars Rudstam, Pat Sullivan, and Paul Simonin led a workshop focused on rainbow smelt and alewife dynamics in Lake Champlain. Rainbow smelt are native to this lake, but alewife became established over the past six years, raising many questions as to how the lake’s ecology and fisheries may subsequently change. A simulation model was used at the workshop which allowed participants to consider the effect of alewife on rainbow smelt, and how various biophysical changes in the lake may affect the future distribution and abundance of rainbow smelt and alewife in Champlain.