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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: April 8, 2021

Johnson, Miehls Give Crash Course in Great Lakes Sea Lamprey to Veterinary Students

Clerkship on Aquatic Animal Medicine

Date published: April 8, 2021

Tingley presents at Public Fisheries Seminar for Lake Michigan

Stakeholders Discuss Ecological Changes Occurring Throughout Lake Michigan's Food Web.

Date published: April 1, 2021

Roseman Featured in Nature Conservancy Video on Lake Whitefish Research in Lake Erie

Nature Conservancy Highlights Collaborative Work

Publications

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Year Published: 2021

Estimates of food consumption rates for invasive Blue Catfish Ictalurus furcatus

As a prolific invasive species, Blue Catfish Ictalurus furcatus threaten native organisms in numerous estuarine and tidal freshwaters along the Atlantic coast of the United States. However, no published estimates of consumption rates are available for Blue Catfish in the scientific literature. This information is critical for development...

Schmitt, Joseph; Hilling, Corbin D.; Orth, Donald J.

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Year Published: 2021

Trade-offs between suppression and eradication of sea lampreys from the Great Lake

Ecosystem managers confronted with newly invasive species may respond with a program of suppression or eradication. Suppression of an invasive species refers to management of a species such that its effect on other biota in the local ecosystem is acceptable. Eradication is the removal of all individuals of a species from a defined region...

Adams, Jean V.; Birceanu, Oana; Chadderton, W. Lindsay; Jones, Michael L.; Lepak, Jesse M.; Selheimer, Titus S; Steeves, Todd B.; Sullivan, W. Paul; Wingfield, Jill

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Acoustic tag retention and tagging mortality of juvenile cisco Coregonus artedi

Release of hatchery-reared juvenile cisco (Coregonus artedi) is an important tool for recovering Great Lakes populations, but post-release survival is unknown. Telemetry using small acoustic tags provides opportunities to assess the efficacy of hatchery-reared fish releases. However, better understanding of the tolerance of juvenile...

McKenna, James E.; Sethi, Suresh; Scholten, Grant Marvin; Kraus, Jeremy W.; Chalupnicki, Marc