Effects of Exotic Species and Human Impacts on Essential Fatty Acid Availability on the Lake Michigan Food Web

Grant: # 0292

Grant Amount: $306,000.00

Board Decision Year: 2002

University of Illinois - Illinois Natural History Survey (Zion)

Illinois Natural History Survey

Dettmers, John (jdettmers@glfc.org) (734) 662-3209

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

Project Details

The goal of this project was to determine whether the availability of essential fatty acids to yellow perch has been affected by the changing food web and contributed to poor recruitment of this important sport fish. Changes in the food web (e.g., exotic species), as well as increased UV light penetration, may have altered amounts of essential nutrients available in the ecosystem.

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