The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Research Inventory

The Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Research Inventory is an interactive, Internet-based, searchable database created as a tool to collect and disseminate up-to-date information about research projects in the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Region. The Research Inventory allows Great Lakes researchers to identify similar studies, network, share experiences and increase efficiency. It enables managers to examine the impact of research, the interrelationships between research disciplines, the adequacy of research related to government agreements and to link research to policy questions.

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  • SEA LAMPREY QUANTITATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL DNA SURVEILLANCE

    January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016In ProgressProject

    RATIONALE: Successful sea lamprey (SL) control relies on identifying and prioritizing streams for management actions. Currently SL larval abundance indices and stream treatments are determined by semi-quantitative ranking surveys. Molecular monitoring programs using environmental DNA (eDNA) technology are gaining popularity by many resource management agencies to detect and quantify species presence and abundance. The Docker lab at U. Manitoba has developed robust, sensitive and species-specific eDNA markers for SL that indicates presence.

  • EVALUATING TRADE-OFFS FOR SEA LAMPREY MANAGEMENT USING AN OPERATING MODEL OF THE CONTROL PROGRAM

    January 1, 2015 to February 28, 2017In ProgressProject

    Sea lamprey control requires choices about deployment of limited resources in the face of considerable uncertainty about the best course of action. In 2009 we published an operating model (Jones et al. 2009) designed to forecast the consequences of management strategies for sea lamprey control while accounting for key sources of uncertainty (assessment, process, implementation). This model has been used to evaluate larval assessment strategies, and to calculate Economic Injury Levels for each of the Great Lakes (Irwin et al. 2012).

  • NEURAL LINK BETWEEN NOVEL OLFACTORY SIGNALS AND LOCOMOTION

    January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2017In ProgressProject

    RATIONALE: Population management methods that utilize pheromones and chemical repellents are among the most promising strategies to affect or disrupt migration and reproduction of sea lampreys without affecting other organisms. To be efficient, these methods need a detailed knowledge of the effectiveness of specific pheromones and other semiochemicals in eliciting behavioral responses in lampreys. In the past few years, a new series of bio-logically relevant molecules has been identified.

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