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Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative (CSMI) - LAKE HURON


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Description of Work USGS will conduct seasonal sampling of benthic invertebrates, zooplankton, prey fish, and their diets to complement the seasonal lower trophic level sampling by EPA. A point of emphasis is describing the vertical distribution of planktivores and their zooplankton prey, to fill a knowledge gap on these predator/prey interactions. These data will provide a more holistic understanding of how invasive-driven, food-web changes could be altering energy available to sport fishes in the Great Lakes and used to build bioenergetics models that can evaluate whether zooplankton dynamics are being driven by limited resources or excessive predation. Understanding the key drivers of zooplankton will provide managers with improved [...]

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Principal Investigator :
David Bunnell
Associate Project Chief :
Russell M Strach
Cooperator/Partner :
David M Warner
Lead Organization :
Great Lakes Science Center

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To better understand nutrient transfer and the effects of invasive species on Great Lakes food webs in support of the Lake Michigan LaMP, the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, and the Great Lakes Fishery Commission Fish Community Objectives.

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