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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: July 5, 2019

GLSC Participates in Lake Ontario Data Synthesis Workshop with Partners

Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative Data Integration for the 2018 Season in Lake Ontario

Date published: July 5, 2019

Tracking Great Lakes Lake Sturgeon in the Cayuga-Seneca Canal System

Tracking Movement in a New York State Lake Sturgeon Recovery Plan Critical Habitat

Date published: June 6, 2019

GLSC Science Featured in DOI Newswave Spring and Summer 2019 issues

GLSC Science and Images Featured by DOI.

Publications

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A space-time geostatistical model for probabilistic estimation of harmful algal bloom biomass and areal extent

Harmful algal blooms (HABs) have been increasing in intensity across many waterbodies worldwide, including the western basin of Lake Erie. Substantial efforts have been made to track these blooms using in situ sampling and remote sensing. However, such measurements do not fully capture HAB spatial and temporal dynamics due to the limitations of...

Fang, Shiqi; Giudice, Dario Del; Scavia, Donald; Binding, Caren E.; Bridgeman, Thomas B.; Chaffin, Justin D.; Evans, Mary Anne; Guinness, Joseph; Johengen, Thomas H.; Obenour, Daniel R
Shiqi Fang, Dario Del Giudice,Donald Scavia, Caren E. Binding, Thomas B. Bridgeman, Justin D. Chaffin, Mary Anne Evans, Joseph Guinness, Thomas H. Johengen, Daniel R.Obenour. 2019. A space-time geostatistical model for probabilistic estimation of harmful algal bloom biomass and areal extent. Science of The Total Environment 695:133776

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Shifting diets of Lake Trout in northeastern Lake Michigan

Prey fish communities in Lake Michigan have been steadily changing, characterized by declines in both the quantity and quality of Alewife Alosa pseudoharengus. To evaluate concurrent changes in the diet of Lake Trout Salvelinus namaycush in northeastern Lake Michigan, we analyzed stomach contents of Lake Trout caught during gill‐net...

Luo, Miles K.; Madenjian, Charles P.; Diana, James S.; Kornis, Matthew S.; Bronte, Charles R.
Luo, M. K., C. P. Madenjian, J. S. Diana, M. S. Kornis, and C. R. Bronte. 2019. Shifting diets of Lake Trout in northeastern Lake Michigan. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 39:793-806.

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Optimum electrofishing waveforms and parameters to induce a capture-prone response in juvenile Grass Carp

Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) are a non-native species to North America that were first introduced for vegetation control in the 1960s. However, wild-reproducing Grass Carp can negatively impact aquatic habitats and aquatic communities by consuming substantial amounts of aquatic vegetation and increasing turbidity. Numerous fisheries...

Briggs, Andrew S; Dean, Jan C.; Boase, James C.; Kocovsky, Patrick; Luoma, James A.
Briggs, A.S., Dean, J.C., Boase, J.C., Kocovsky, P.M., Luoma, J.A. 2019. Optimum Electrofishing Waveforms and Parameters to Induce Immobilization of Juvenile Grass Carp. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 39(4):705-713. DOI: 10.1002/nafm.10303. Briggs, A.S., Dean, J.C., Boase, J.C., Kocovsky, P.M., Luoma, J.A. In-Press. Optimum Electrofishing Waveforms and Parameters to Induce Immobilization of Juvenile Grass Carp. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. DOI: 10.1002/nafm.10303.