Mortality and Recruitment Mechanisms Affecting Early Life Stages of Lake Sturgeon Population in Lake Michigan

Grant: # 0648

Grant Amount: $85,679.55

Board Decision Year: 2005

Purdue University - Dept. of Forestry and Nat. Resources (West Lafayette)

Dept. of Forestry and Nat. Resources

Sutton, Trent ( (765) 496-6266

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

Project Details

Protection and rehabilitation of lake sturgeon in the Great Lakes requires an understanding of the relationship among mortality and recruitment factors. As a result, there was a need to identify and quantify the sources of mortality that act on early life stages and determine how they influence lake sturgeon populations. This research aids recovery efforts for lake sturgeon populations in Lake Michigan by examining these parameters within the context of ongoing and future rehabilitation activities.


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