Modeling Renibacterium Salmoninarum Dynamics among Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and Lake Whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) Populations in the Great Lakes

Grant: # 0665

Grant Amount: $42,898.30

Board Decision Year: 2005

Michigan State University - Michigan Sea Grant Extension (East Lansing)

Michigan Sea Grant Extension

Tsao, Jean (tsao@msu.edu) 517-353-1737

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

Project Details

The goal of this project was to develop models of the multiple host-pathogen system of Renibacterium salmoninarum, Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), and lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis), using modeling methods developed for terrestrial diseases. Researchers used analysis of a hierarchy of models that included alternative vectors for pathogen transmission to identify important parameters to estimate in future field studies and to explore interactions between fishery management and disease dynamics.

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