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Welcome!  The Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC) is part of the Midwest region 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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News

Date published: June 10, 2021

Kowalski Organized symposium For Virtual Society of Wetland Scientists Meeting

Symposium Titled “Microbes: Small Players with Big Impacts on Invasive Species Management and Wetland Restoration”

Date published: June 10, 2021

GLSC Works With U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service To Study Management Strategies For Invasive Phragmites australis

U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Collaborate To Develop Phragmites australis Control Method.

Date published: June 10, 2021

GLSC Publishes Latest Great Lakes Science Waves Newsletter: Field Season 2020 Photo Edition

Great Lakes Science Waves is a semi-annual newsletter highlighting science around the Great Lakes.

Publications

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Year Published: 2021

Nearshore fish species richness and species–habitat associations in the St. Clair–Detroit River System

Shallow water riparian zones of large rivers provide important habitat for fishes, but anthropogenic influences have reduced the availability and quality of these habitats. In the St. Clair–Detroit River System, a Laurentian Great Lakes connecting channel, losses of riparian habitat contributed to impairment of fish populations and their habitats...

Hilling, Corbin D.; Fischer, Jason L.; Ross, Jason E.; Tucker, Taaja; DeBruyne, Robin L.; Mayer, Christine M.; Roseman, Edward F.

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Improved methods for understanding the role of predation on dreissenid population dynamics

Impacts of dreissenid mussels (Dreissena spp.) on Great Lakes ecosystems are well documented, and a better understanding of mechanisms that cause variation in dreissenid abundance is needed. An outstanding question is how much dreissenid biomass is consumed by fish predation. A significant difficulty for investigating dreissenid consumption...

Keretz, Kevin R.; Kraus, Richard; Schmitt, Joseph

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Northern Madtom use of artificial reefs in the St. Clair–Detroit River System

The St. Clair and Detroit rivers historically supported abundant fish populations. However, like many river systems, these rivers have been greatly altered through the creation of navigation channels and other anthropogenic disturbances, resulting in the loss of fish and wildlife habitat and declines in native fish populations. To ameliorate this...

Johnson, Jennifer; Chiotti, Justin A.; Briggs, Andrew S; Boase, James C.; Hessenauer, Jan-Michael; Roseman, Edward F.