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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: May 9, 2019

O’Brien Presents on Fish Ecology and Research to High School Seniors

Guest Lecture at Local High School

Date published: May 9, 2019

O’Brien Presents on Lake Huron Prey Fish opulations at Stakeholder Workshop

Annual Outreach Hosted by Michigan Sea Grant

Publications

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Year Published: 2019

Seed-vectored microbes: Their roles in improving seedling fitness and competitor plant suppression

This chapter discusses the role of seed-vectored microbes in modulating seedling development and increasing fitness of plants in terms of increased biotic and abiotic stress tolerance.

White, James F. Jr.; Kingsley, Kathryn L.; Butterworth, Susan; Brindisi, Lara; Gatei, Judy W; Elmore, Matthew T.; Verma, Satish Kumar; Yao, Xiang; Kowalski, Kurt P.

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Resurgence of cisco (Coregonus artedi) population levels in Lake Michigan

In recent decades, many factors that were linked with the decline of Great Lakes cisco (Coregonus artedi) populations have subsided. The goal of this study was to investigate where cisco exist in Lake Michigan and evaluate evidence for recovery including when, where, and to what extent it is occurring. We evaluated datasets from several...

Claramunt, Randall M.; Smith, Jason; Donner, Kevin; Povolo, Annalise; Herbert, Matthew E.; Galarowicz, Tracy; Claramunt, Tracy L.; DeBoe, Scott; Stott, Wendylee; Jonas, Jory L.

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Conducting and interpreting fish telemetry studies: Considerations for researchers and resource managers

Telemetry is an increasingly common tool for studying the ecology of wild fish, with great potential to provide valuable information for management and conservation. For researchers to conduct a robust telemetry study, many essential considerations exist related to selecting the appropriate tag type, fish capture and tagging methods, tracking...

Brownscombe, Jacob W; Ledee, Elodie; Raby, Graham D.; Struthers, Daniel P; Gutowsky, Lee F G; Nguyen, Vivian M.; Young, Nathan; Stokesbury, Michael J W; Holbrook, Christopher; Brenden, Travis O.; Vandergoot, Christopher; Murchie, Karen J; Whoriskey, Kim; Mills-Flemming, Joanna; Kessel, Steven T.; Krueger, Charles C.; Cooke, Steven J.