For Immediate Release
February 8, 2013
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BROCKPORT, NY—Joseph Makarewicz, PhD, Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Biology at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, was awarded a two-year, $189,884 research grant by the US Geological Survey (USGS) to further his research on the ecosystems in Lake Ontario. The award will be administered through The Research Foundation for SUNY at The College at Brockport.
Makarewicz’s study, titled “Lake Ontario Nearshore Nutrient Study” will provide data on how the chemical, biological and ecological zones of the shore operate and function cooperatively. The study will evaluate water quality, nutrient movement and zebra mussel beds in the nearshore zone. The award is from the North Atlantic Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit of the USGS.
During his years at the College, Makarewicz has been awarded millions of dollars in external research funding. His research interests include watershed resources and ecosystem management. Makarewicz received his doctorate from Cornell University and has taught at The College at Brockport for 39 years.
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