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Welcome!  The Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC) is part of the Great Lakes Region 3 of the USGS. Our scientists work in the Great Lakes region and other parts of the country to meet the nation’s need for scientific information used by resource managers to restore, enhance, manage, and protect the living resources and habitats in the Great Lakes basin. 

Mapping Application for the Lower Maumee River (MALMR)

Mapping Application for the Lower Maumee River (MALMR)

The Mapping Application for the Lower Maumee River (MALMR) is intended to support science-based decision making regarding habitat restoration at various scales in the lower Maumee River and surrounding region. 

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Date published: August 4, 2021

Media Advisory: Sailing Drones Collect Data for Great Lakes Fishery Research

On August 5, two uncrewed surface vehicles will begin a 45-day sailing mission through Lakes Michigan and Huron as part of a scientific study.  

Date published: June 28, 2021

Evans presents on Cladophora ecology at ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting

Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) 2021 Annual Meeting

Date published: June 28, 2021

GLSC presents at AFS Larval Fish Conference (Virtual) – Early Life History Section

American Fisheries Society Annual Larval Fish Conference Presentations

Publications

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Year Published: 2021

Foreword: Control and conservation of lampreys beyond 2020 - Proceedings from the 3rd Sea Lamprey International Symposium (SLIS III)

Introduction to the special issue on the 3rd Sea Lamprey International Symposium. The compiled papers in this special issue consist of a combination of syntheses requested in advance of the symposium and perspectives that emerged from the symposium break-out discussions. These written contributions address the symposium goals of updating our...

McLaughlin, Robert L.; Adams, Jean V.; Almeida, Pedro R.; Barber, Jessica; Burkett, Dale P.; Docker, Margaret F.; Johnson, Nicholas S.; Moser, Mary L.; Muir, Andrew M.; Siefkes, Michael J.; Steeves, Todd B.; Wilkie, Michael P.

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Setting and tracking suppression targets for sea lampreys in the Great Lakes

In response to invasive species, the course of action taken by management agencies often evolves over a range of options from a do-nothing approach to suppression to complete eradication. As a case study of suppression targets, we explore the history of approaches used by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission in response to the invasion of the...

Treska, Ted; Ebener, Mark P.; Christie, Gavin; Adams, Jean V.; Siefkes, Michael J

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Expanding freshwater biologger studies to view fish as environmental sensing platforms

While recording fish habitat use by electronic sensors, biologgers can also be viewed as autonomous environmental monitoring systems with the organism as a vehicle. This dual perspective has provided novel results from marine ecosystems, but has not been applied to freshwater ecosystems. To understand limitations in fresh water, we evaluated...

Kraus, Richard; Bontrager, Helen; Vandergoot, Chris; Faust, Matthew