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Impact of Exotic Species and Nutrient Decline on Fish Community Structure, and Food Web Linkages in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron

Walleye and yellow perch are two key sport fish in Saginaw Bay that  have experienced dramatic changes in the past decade resulting from  nutrient reduction, exotic species impacts and changes in fisheries  management. Investigators will use state-of-the-art statistical  modeling techniques to quantify the impacts of these changes on fish  community structure and distribution, particularly on walleye and  yellow perch populations. Methods include an analysis of existing  fisheries data and creation of an ecosystem view of Saginaw Bay. 

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Scope of Study
Literature / Existing Data
Scale of Phenomena
Ecosystem
Impact of Pollutants
Exotic Species
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Huron
Annex Numbers
Research & Development
Annex 17
Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats

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