M.S. Environmental Studies, Bard College, 1993
B.S. Natural Resources, Cornell University, 1976
Mark represents LCSG in regional and national fisheries and aquatic habitat initiatives. As the Aquatic Resources Specialist, he leads all activities associated with fisheries extension and aquatic invasive species, and he contributes to lake based sustainable communities and economic development. Prior to his work with LCSG, Mark was employed with New York Sea Grant and Cornell Cooperative Extension since 1984.
Ph.D. Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1985
M.S. Agricultural Development (ABT), Wye College, University of London
M.A. Biology/Ecology, San Diego State University, 1977
B.S. Zoology, cum laude, San Diego State University, 1975
Jurij oversees LCSG's extension and education activities to enhance awareness and understanding of coastal development, water quality, aquatic resources, nuisance aquatic species, land use and watershed management issues for New York-Vermont-Quebéc Lake Champlain Basin. He also conducts applied research in participatory, community-based watershed management and water quality protection, lay water quality monitoring and urban stream restoration.
Use of external indicators to evaluate stress of largemouth (Micropterus salmoides) and smallmouth (M. dolomieu) bass at tournaments
Recreational boating is an important and growing use of Lake Champlain (and other water bodies in Vermont and New York and the U.S. more broadly).