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Growth and behavior of North American microbes on Phragmites australis leaves

Phragmites australis subsp. australis is a cosmopolitan wetland grass that is invasive in many regions of the world, including North America, where it co-occurs with the closely related Phragmites australis subsp. americanus. Because the difference in invasive behavior is unlikely to be related to physiological differences, we hypothesize that...

Devries, Aaron E.; Kowalski, Kurt P.; Bickford, Wesley A.

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Biological and habitat assessment of the Lower Rouge River, Michigan 2018

A key component of evaluating the success of habitat remediation projects is determining preremediation conditions, biotic and abiotic, to establish a baseline and compare with postproject conditions. The Rouge River, Michigan, is a Great Lakes Area of Concern with a listed Beneficial Use Impairment related to loss of fish and wildlife habitat. A...

Roseman, Edward F.; Fischer, Jason; DeBruyne, Robin L.; Jackson, Scott A.
Roseman E.F., Fischer J., DeBruyne R.L., and Jackson, S.A., 2020, Biological and habitat assessment of the lower Rouge River, Michigan, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5009, 54 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205009.

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Describing historical habitat use of a native fish-Cisco (Coregonus artedi)-In Lake Michigan between 1930 and 1932

With the global-scale loss of biodiversity, current restoration programs have been often required as part of conservation plans for species richness and ecosystem integrity. The restoration of pelagic-oriented cisco (Coregonus artedi) has been an interest of Lake Michigan managers because it may increase the diversity and resilience of the fish...

Kao, Yu-Chun; Bunnell, David; Eshenroder, Randy L.; Murray, Devin N.

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Long-term trends of Lake Michigan benthos with emphasis on the southern basin

Lake Michigan benthic macrofauna have been studied for almost a century, allowing for a unique analysis of long-term changes in community structure. We examined changes in abundances of three major taxonomic groups of benthic macroinvertebrates (Diporeia, Oligochaeta, and Sphaeriidae) in southern Lake Michigan from 1931-2015, and identified the...

Mehler, Knut; Burlakova, Lyubov E.; Karatayev, Alexander Y.; Elgin, Ashley K.; Nalepa, Thomas F.; Madenjian, Charles P.; Hinchey, Elizabeth K.

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2019 Lake Michigan Lake Trout Working Group Report

This report provides a review on the progression of lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) rehabilitation towards meeting the Salmonine Fish Community Objectives (FCOs) for Lake Michigan (Eshenroder et. al. 1995) and the interim goal and evaluation objectives articulated in A Fisheries Management Implementation Strategy for the Rehabilitation of Lake...

Madenjian, Charles P.; Bronte, Charles R.; Clark, Rick; Dickinson, Ben; Donner, Kevin; Gordon, Roger; Hanson, Dale; Janssen, John; Jonas, Jory; Kornis, Matthew; Lenart, Steve; Makauskas, Dan; Olsen, Erik; Redman, Becky; Schmidt, Laura; Smith, Jason; Treska, Ted

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A pheromone antagonist liberates female sea lamprey from a sensory trap to enable reliable communication

The evolution of male signals and female preferences remains a central question in the study of animal communication. The sensory trap model suggests males evolve signals that mimic cues used in nonsexual contexts and thus manipulate female behavior to generate mating opportunities. Much evidence supports the sensory trap model, but how females...

Buchinger, Tyler John; Scott, Anne M; Fissette, Skye D.; Brant, Cory; Huertas, Mar; Li, Ke; Johnson, Nicholas S.; Li, Weiming

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Does Lake Erie still have sufficient oxythermal habitat for cisco Coregonus artedi?

In Lake Erie, cisco Coregonus artedi once supported one of the most valuable freshwater fisheries on earth, yet overfishing caused their eventual extirpation from the lake. With warming lake temperatures, some have questioned whether Lake Erie still contains suitable oxythermal conditions for cisco. Using published oxythermal thresholds for cisco...

Schmitt, Joseph; Christoper S. Vandergoot; O'Malley, Brian P.; Kraus, Richard

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Spatiotemporal patterns in trophic niche overlap among five salmonines in Lake Michigan, USA

Native lake trout and introduced Chinook salmon, coho salmon, steelhead, and brown trout are major predators in Lake Michigan’s complex ecosystem and collectively support a valuable recreational fishery, but declines in their primary prey, alewife, have raised ecological and management concerns about competition and prey allocation. We applied...

Kornis, Matthew S.; Bunnell, David B.; Swanson, Heidi K.; Bronte, Charles R.

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How "simple" methodological decisions affect interpretation of population structure based on reduced representation library DNA sequencing: A case study using the lake whitefish

Reduced representation (RRL) sequencing approaches (e.g., RADSeq, genotyping by sequencing) require decisions about how much to invest in genome coverage and sequencing depth, as well as choices of values for adjustable bioinformatics parameters. To empirically explore the importance of these “simple” methodological decisions, we generated two...

Graham, Carly F.; Boreham, Douglas R.; Manzon, Richard G.; Stott, Wendylee; Wilson, Joanna Y.; Somers, Christopher M.

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Behavioral responses of sea lamprey to varying application rates of a synthesized pheromone in diverse trapping scenarios

Use of the first fish pheromone biopesticide, 3-keto petromyzonol sulfate (3kPZS) in sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) control requires an understanding of both how the amount 3kPZS applied to a trap relates to catch, and how that relationship varies among stream types. By conducting 3kPZS dose-response experiments over two years and across six...

Johnson, Nicholas S.; Lewandoski, Sean A; Alger, Bethany; O'Connor, Lisa M.; Bravener, Gale; Hrodey, Peter J.; Huerta, Belinda; Barber, Jessica; Li, Weiming; Wagner, C. Michael; Siefkes, Michael J

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Phosphorus, nitrogen and dissolved organic carbon fluxes from sediments in freshwater rivermouths entering Green Bay (Lake Michigan; USA)

Transitional areas between ecosystem types are often active biogeochemically due to resource limitation changes. Lotic-to-lentic transitions in freshwaters appear active biogeochemically, but few studies have directly measured nutrient processing rates to assess whether processing within the rivermouth is important for load estimates or the local...

Larson, James H.; James, William F.; Fitzpatrick, Faith A.; Frost, Paul C.; Evans, Mary Anne; Reneau, Paul C.; Xenopoulos, Marguerite A.

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The effect of sediment cover and female characteristics on the hatching success of walleye

Natural and anthropogenic sources of sedimentation have the potential to degrade spawning habitat and negatively affect incubating fish embryos. Walleye Sander vitreus are lithophilic broadcast spawners that use specific spawning habitats that are vulnerable to degradation caused by deposition of suspended sediments. We measured the...

Gatch, Alex; Koenigbauer, S.K.; Roseman, Edward F.; Hook, T.