Mapping the Condition of Diporeia: Insights to Mechanisms of Declines

Grant: # 0886

Grant Amount: $569,513.00

Board Decision Year: 2007

Purdue University - Sponsored Program Services (Chicago)

Sponsored Program Services

Sepulveda, Maria ( (765) 496-3428

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

Project Details

Although the collapse of Diporeia in the Great Lakes is a well-documented phenomenon, causes for their demise remain unknown. The objectives of this project were three-fold: 1) in the laboratory, characterize metabolite profiles in Diporeia after exposure to environmental stressors using metabolomics; 2) apply these findings to natural populations to aid in the identification of causes for population declines; and 3) evaluate the extent of genetic variation of Diporeia spp. populations in the Great Lakes. 


Final Report
Final Report