Mechanistic approach to identify the role of pathogens in causing Diporeia spp. decline in the Laurentian Great Lakes

Grant: # 1058

Grant Amount: $218,669.00

Board Decision Year: 2009

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (Ann Arbor )

Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

Vanderploeg, Henry (henry.vanderploeg@noaa.gov) (734) 741-2235

GLFT - Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations-C - Ecological and biological fisheries research to inform management

Project Details

This study encompassed molecular, histological, and microbiological analyses of preserved Diporeia collected from the Great Lakes over three decades. Microorganisms and parasites will be identified and quantified. Quantitative analysis was combined the results obtained on disease status and prevailing environmental conditions during sampling in a system of analysis. The study helped developed a better understanding to the mechanism(s) that led to Diporeia decline in the Laurentian Great Lakes.