Impacts of Introduced Pacific Salmon on Ecological Communities of Great Lakes Tributaries

Grant: # 0857

Grant Amount: $150,637.00

Board Decision Year: 2007

University of Notre Dame - Research & Other Sponsored Programs (Notre Dame)

Research & Other Sponsored Programs

Lamberti, Gary A. (glambert@nd.edu) (574) 631-8075

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

Project Details

University of Notre Dame determined how introduced Pacific salmon affect food web composition, energy flow, and contaminant biotransport in Great Lakes tributary streams. Impacts will be assessed by measuring the responses of algae, macroinvertebrates, and native stream fish to salmon spawners, including the incorporation of nutrients and pollutants transported by salmon. The results of this project helps Great Lakes states and provinces preserve native stream communities that might otherwise be altered by introduced Pacific salmon.

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