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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  • Assessing the potential of selective fish passage using trap-and sort fishways

    March 1, 2017 to February 28, 2021In ProgressProject

    Developing methods of blocking and removing invasive fishes, while allowing the passage of desirable fishes (selective fish passage) is becoming an issue of great importance to fisheries managers in the Great Lakes. We propose to assess the potential for selective fish passage with currently operated trap-and-sort fishways used to remove invasive Sea Lampreys (Petromyzon marinus) and pass desirable fishes. Trap and sort fishways consist of sequential downstream and upstream compartments.


    January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019In ProgressProject

    Chemoreception is not restricted to olfaction; solitary chemosensory cells (SCCs) are present in the skin of fish and other aquatic vertebrates, including brook and silver lampreys. With GLFC funding, we have investigated SCCs in the sea lamprey. In adults, these are numerous on cutaneous papillae around the nostril, around the oral disc, around the gill pores, and on the dorsal fins. Depending on their location, SCCs are innervated by different nerves, but their central projection pattern is similar, as each links to motor control centers.

  • Evaluation of Light as a Non-Physical Cue to Guide Downstream-Migrating Lamprey Transformers Into Traps

    January 2, 2017 to March 30, 2018In ProgressProject

    The Great Lakes Fishery Commission desires to diversify and integrate sea lamprey control options. Efficient and low-maintenance trapping of downstream migrating transformed sea lampreys would provide an additional control tool. Transformers are sensitive to and respond behaviorally to low-intensity white light (10 lux; Binder et al. 2013), therefore visible white light has potential to repel or guide actively migrating transformers. Light has been shown to be effective in attracting upstream migrant adult sea lamprey into traps in the laboratory (Stamplecoskie et al.

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