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Carotenoid Tracers of Food Web Links for Type E Botulism

This project seeks to determine the dietary pathways leading to Type   E Botulism in fish and birds in Lake Erie, using the presence of   algal carotenoids in tissues of food organisms. With this   information, scientists will better understand and evaluate the food-  web origins and transfer of Type E botulism (Clostridium botulinum)   toxin from benthic organisms to fish.    (type E botulism); (C. botulinum); (botulism); (type E); (Lake   Erie); (waterfowl); (bird); (birds); (algal carotenoids); (fish);   (dreissenid); (mussel); (dreissenids); (mussels); (dreissena);   (quagga); (pseudofeces); (invertebrate); (phytoplankton); (sediment);   (Clostridium botulinum); (food web); (food transfer)

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Researchers
Katherine AlbenPrincipal Investigator
Associated with 1 projects
Alicia Perez-FuentetajaResearcher
Associated with 2 projects
Agencies

Funding 2 projects for a total of $153,000.00
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Laboratory Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Biochemical
Cellular
Ecosystem
Organism
Physical/Chemical
Impact of Pollutants
Exotic Species
Processes
Natural Ecological Processes
Resource Management
Fisheries
Wildlife
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Erie
State Province
New York
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Purpose of Project
Special Survey
Frequency
Weekly
Region Being Monitored
Benthos
Near and OpenShore Waters
Resource Being Monitored
Bottom Sediment
Fisheries
Plankton / Microorganisms
Wildlife
Program Drivers
Great Lakes Protection Fund
Beneficial Use Impairment Assessments
Degradation of Benthos
Tainting of Fish and Wildlife Populations
Ecosystem Effects
Food Web Structure
Annex Numbers
Research & Development
Annex 17
Mass transfer of pollutants between GL Basin Ecosystem components
General
Monitoring
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Research & Development
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Mass transfer of pollutants between GL Basin Ecosystem components

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