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Long term trends in Benthic Populations in Lake Michigan

Macroinvertebrate populations have long been used to monitor the  relative health of Great Lakes ecosystems.  Community changes reflect  relative impacts of various perturbations, including nutrient  enrichment and invasive species.  Our benthic data collected in  southern Lake Michigan extends back to 198 , and has been valuable in  interpreting man-induced ecosystem changes. More recently, the data  has been used to assess the distribution and population expansion of  Dreissena (zebra mussel and quagga mussel).

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Literature / Existing Data
Scale of Phenomena
Population
Impact of Pollutants
Exotic Species
Processes
Natural Ecological Processes
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Michigan
Purpose of Project
Trend Assessment
Resource Being Monitored
Habitat
Wildlife
Biology And Life History
Life History
Control And Mitigation
Habitat Manipulation
Ecosystem Effects
Community Structure
Annex Numbers
Control of Phosphorus
Research & Development
Surveillance and Monitoring
General
Aquatic Nuisance Species
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Control of Phosphorus
    Research & Development
    Surveillance and Monitoring
  • Annex 17

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