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Ship-Mediated Harmful Microbes: Protecting the Great Lakes Ecosystem

The Great Lakes Commission is assisting with a new initiative to   probe the sensitivity of the Great Lakes microbial community to   newcomers and develop tools and processes to protect it. The arrival   of the viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) virus in the Great Lakes,   and its subsequent impact on fish populations, raised awareness of   the potential hazards presented by nonnative pathogens. The new   initiative, headed by the Northeast-Midwest Institute, will look at   the potential impacts of such invaders on the Great Lakes microbial   community itself, and develop new techniques for monitoring and   detecting them. The Great Lakes Commission will assist in   coordinating state involvement and developing potential   institutional and policy changes.     (VHS); (VHSv); (viral hemorrhagic septicemia); (viral haemorrhagic   septicaemia); (viral hemmorrhagic septicemia); non-native microbes;   microbes; microbial; Great Lakes; pathogen; pathogens; threat;   invasive; invasive species; ANS; Great Lakes invasive species  

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Researchers
Allegra CangelosiPrincipal Investigator
Associated with 2 projects
James W. CaseyResearcher
Associated with 3 projects
Randall HicksResearcher
Associated with 6 projects
Mark BainResearcher
Associated with 1 projects
Paul BowserResearcher
Associated with 2 projects
James WintonResearcher
Associated with 3 projects
Fred DobbsResearcher
Associated with 1 projects
Tim EderResearcher
Associated with 1 projects
Agencies
Great Lakes Protection Fund $ 1,000,000.00USDActual

Funding 4 projects for a total of $1,000,540.00
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Laboratory Investigation
Impact of Pollutants
Exotic Species
Resource Management
Fisheries
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Erie
Lake Huron
Lake Michigan
Lake Ontario
Lake Superior
State Province
Illinois
Indiana
Michigan
Minnesota
New York
Ohio
Ontario
Pennsylvania
Quebec
Wisconsin
Resource Being Monitored
Emission / Release / Discharge / Waste Management
Fisheries
Human Health
Wildlife
Beneficial Use Impairment Assessments
Beach Closings
Fish Tumours or Other Deformities
Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat
Restrictions on Drinking Water Consumption or Taste and Odour Problems
Tainting of Fish and Wildlife Populations
Biology And Life History
Parasites and Diseases
Annex Numbers
Research & Development
Review of Pollution from Shipping Sources
Surveillance and Monitoring
Annex 17
Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats
General
Monitoring
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Research & Development
    Review of Pollution from Shipping Sources
    Surveillance and Monitoring
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats

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