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A Multiple Disciplinary Study: The Spatiotemporal Distribution and Productivity of Zooplankton in the Western Arm of Lake Superior

Researchers will explore physical and biological conditions in Lake   Superior during critical periods of lake trout's life history by   examining how zooplankton are distributed in space and time.  The   collapse of the lake trout population in Lake Superior and   subsequent efforts to rehabilitate the stocks prompted this project,   which questions the flow of energy through part of Lake Superior's   food chain.  Our objectives address one of the thematic areas of the Minnesota   Sea Grant College Program for 2  1-2  3: "Fundamental dynamics of   the Lake Superior ecosystem." Specifically we propose three   dimensional mesoscale surveys in the western arm of Lake Superior,   (1) to measure the spatiotemporal distribution of zooplankton, (2)   to estimate the productivity of zooplankton, and (3) to measure   spatial distributions of circulation, temperature, plytoplankton and   fish for determining the physical and biological causes of   spatiotemporal anomalies of zooplankton productivity. 

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Researchers
Meng ZhouPrincipal Investigator
Associated with 1 projects
Donn BranstratorResearcher
Associated with 4 projects
Nigel WattrusResearcher
Associated with 3 projects
Donald SchreinerResearcher
Associated with 1 projects
Agencies
Minnesota Sea Grant College Program $ 90,000.00USDEstimates

Funding 30 projects for a total of $2,568,917.00
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Community
Resource Management
Fisheries
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Superior
State Province
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Annex Numbers
Research & Development
Annex 17
Cause-effect inter-relationships of productivity and ecotoxicity
Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats
General
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Research & Development
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Cause-effect inter-relationships of productivity and ecotoxicity
    Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats

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