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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: September 20, 2019

Patrick Kocovsky Teaches Junior High Students About Fish Age Estimation

Passing on our knowledge to the next generation of scientists.

Date published: September 20, 2019

Tara Bell invited to Participate in Making USGS Data FAIR Workshop

FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable

Date published: September 18, 2019

Patrick Kocovsky Participates in Press Forum with Representative Joyce on Asian Carp in Lake Erie

Communicating Invasive Species Issues with Congress.

Publications

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Year Published: 2020

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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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.