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Dimitry Gorski holding a lake sturgeon

Faculty and Staff

Dimitry Gorsky

Adjunct Lecturer
(585) 948-7045
Campus Address: Science And Math Complex 319

Dimitry Gorsky became an adjunct lecturer with the Great Lakes Center in 2014. He is a biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service based at the Lower Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office in Western NY.

 

Education

Ph.D., Wildlife Ecology, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, Current

M.S., Ecology and Environmental Sciences, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, 2005

B.S., Marine Biology, Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island, 2000

 

Dimitry Gorsky tagging a lake sturgeon

Research Interests

As a fish biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Lower Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Office, I am the program lead for the native species program. I am interested in studying fish movements and migrations, native species restoration, fish habitat utilization and fish community ecology.

 

Current Research Projects:

  • Habitat use of Lake Trout in Lake Ontario
  • Lake Trout riverine spawning and habitat use in the lower Niagara River
  • Lake Sturgeon spawning and population assessment in the lower Niagara River
  • Lake Sturgeon diet and feeding habitat use in the lower Niagara River

 

 

 

 

Professional Employment:

 

2010 – Present: Fish Biologist, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Lower Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, Basom, New York

2005 – 2010: Research Assistant, Department of Wildlife Ecology, University of Maine, Orono, Maine

2002 – 2005: Research Assistant, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, University of Maine, Orono, Maine

2002 – 2004: Project Biologist, State of Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission, Bangor, Maine

 

Recent Publications

 

Gorsky, D., E. Trometer, M. G. Jacobs, J. Sweka, M. A. H. Webb, and M. Talbott. March 2013. Population assessment of Lake Sturgeon in the lower Niagara River. NYSDEC Lake Ontario Annual Report 2012. Section 26: pp 11.

Gorsky, D. and J. Zydlewski. 2013. Experimental evaluation of size-dependent predation by adult post-spawned rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) on larval lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis). North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 33:1, 163-169.

Gorsky, D., J. Zydlewski, and D. Basely. 2012. Characterizing seasonal and diel vertical movement and habitat use of lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) in Clear Lake, Maine. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 141:3, 761-771.

Gorsky, D., J. Trial, J. Zydlewski, and J. McCleave. 2009. The Effects of Smolt Stocking Strategies on Migratory Path Selection of Adult Atlantic Salmon in the Penobscot River, Maine. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 29 (4): 949-957.

Holbrook, C. M., J. Zydlewski, D. Gorsky, S. L. Shepard and M. T. Kinnison. 2009. Movements of Prespawn Adult Atlantic Salmon Near Hydroelectric Dams in the Lower Penobscot River, Maine. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 29 (2): 495-505.

Gorsky, D., J. Zydlewski, and L. Kling. Submitted. Effects of competition on Lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) growth in allopatry and sympatry with non-native rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax). Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.

Great Lakes Center

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Science and Mathematics Complex 319
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-4329 •  Fax: (716) 878-6644

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