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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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Date published: June 6, 2019

GLSC Science Featured in DOI Newswave Spring and Summer 2019 issues

GLSC Science and Images Featured by DOI.

Date published: June 6, 2019

Voice of America Films Hammond Bay Biological Station Sea Lamprey Research

Hammond Bay Biological Station Featured on Voice by Voice of America

Date published: June 6, 2019

The Phragmites Adaptive Management Framework (PAMF) Trains Participants Around the Great Lakes Basin

Phragmites Control Methods for Land Managers in Michigan

Publications

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Evaluating the sustainability of a Cisco Fishery in Thunder Bay, Ontario under alternate harvest control rules

Sustainable management of fish stocks is promoted through the application of Management Strategy Evaluations, providing information to managers on the relative performance of alternative management approaches (strategies) while accounting for uncertainty. In this study, we developed a simplified management strategy evaluation of a cisco, Coregonus...

Fisch, Nicholas C; Bence, James R.; Myers, Jared T.; Berglund, Eric K.; Yule, Daniel

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Is barotrauma an important factor in the discard mortality of Yellow Perch?

In physoclistous fishes, barotrauma caused by rapid decompression during capture may be an important source of fishing mortality that is unquantified for some fisheries. We developed a predictive logistic model for barotrauma incidence in Yellow Perch Perca flavescens and applied this model to Ohio's recreational and commercial fisheries in Lake...

Knight, Carey; Kraus, Richard T.; Panos, Demetra; Gorman, Ann Marie; Leonhardt, Benjamin; Robinson, Jason; Thomas, Michael J.

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The integrated monarch monitoring program: From design to implementation

Steep declines in North American monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) populations have prompted continent-wide conservation efforts. While monarch monitoring efforts have existed for years, we lack a comprehensive approach to monitoring population vital rates integrated with habitat quality to inform adaptive management and effective conservation...

Cariveau, Alison B; Holt, Holly L; Ward, James P; Lukens, Laura; Kasten, Kyle; Thieme, Jennifer; Caldwell, Wendy; Tuerk, Karen; Baum, Kristen A; Drobney, Pauline; Drum, Ryan G.; Grundel, Ralph; Hamilton, Keith; Hoang, Cindy; Kinkead, Karen; McIntyre, Julie; Thogmartin, Wayne E.; Turner, Tenlea; Weiser, Emily L.; Oberhauser, Karen