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洛林E. Lewis 千岛生物站 (TIBS) hosts an aquatic research program on ecology, 保护, 和管理圣. Lawrence River with an emphasis on fisheries, 动物物种的栖息地, 湿地, 湖沼学, 和入侵物种. The TIBS research program continues to advance scientific inquiry to guide management activities and understand perturbations that affect the ecosystem. 许多教师, staff and students from a variety of institutions are attracted to the unique nature of this immense river that is the natural outlet to the Laurentian Great Lakes. Long-term aquatic ecosystem monitoring and graduate and undergraduate student projects, with the support of a variety of faculty, provide a diverse ecological research portfolio with many related studies supported by extramural grants. Regional outreach activities maintain a strong ESF connection to the St. Lawrence River community and provide students and staff opportunities for information exchange.


州长岛 was named for island summer resident Thomas G. Alvord, Lieutenant Governor of 新 York State in 1864. James and Lorraine Lewis donated the island to SUNY-ESF in 1971. 洛林E. Lewis 千岛生物站 (TIBS) was created in 2000 and received its first Director in 2001. Through the faculty of Environmental and 森林 Biology, an important aquatic research program was developed beginning with the St. Lawrence Seaway Winter Navigation Studies in the 1970s. 研究 has continued through fisheries management studies with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) from 1983 to present and now with additional grants from the US Fish and Wildlife 服务 Fish Enhancement Mitigation and 研究 Fund. Recent laboratory and boathouse renovations were completed in the summer of 2012 through a National Science Foundation grant and provide cyberinfrastructure improvements linking TIBS to the Center for Integrated Teaching and 研究 (CIRTAS) at the ESF main campus.

上面的圣. 劳伦斯河生态系统

圣塔鸟瞰图. 劳伦斯河千岛

St. 劳伦斯河千岛

上面的圣. Lawrence River consists of a complex array of habitats including over 1,800个岛屿, 2,000年浅滩, and thousands of hectares of nearshore freshwater littoral habitats and coastal emergent 湿地.  圣. Lawrence River is the only natural outlet to the Great Lakes, with a drainage basin of over 3/4 of a million square kilometers. It connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. It is the 10th largest river in the world in terms of flow with upper River average discharge of over 243,000年慢性疲劳综合症!

圣. Lawrence River fish community contains a diverse array of fishes with nearly 50 species observed annually in surveys and around 85 species documented by TIBS and NYSDEC.

圣. Lawrence River is home to several popular sportfish including: muskellunge, 北部派克, 角膜白斑, 大口黑鲈和小口黑鲈. Popular panfish species include yellow perch, 岩鲈鱼, 黑莓鲈, 还有南瓜籽和蓝鳃翻车鱼.

The ecosystem harbors a diverse array of aquatic and wetland plants and several NYS threatened and endangered species examples including the Lake sturgeon, pugnose杰出的人物, 常见的燕鸥, 秃鹰, 和布兰丁的乌龟. Many notable invasive species have affected the ecosystem in recent decades including dressinid mussels, 圆的虾虎鱼, and viral hemorraghic septicemia (VHSv).