Using Genomic Tools to Investigate Adaptive Diversity in Great Lakes Cisco

Grant: # 1700

Grant Amount: $105,000.00

Board Decision Year: 2017

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point - College of Natural Resources (Stevens Point)

College of Natural Resources

Larson, Wesley ( 715-346-3150

2017 Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations: Ecological and Biological Research to Inform Management - Ecological and biological fisheries research to inform management

Project Summary

Historically, cisco was the major forage fish component in the Great Lakes food chain and supported extensive commercial fisheries in multiple Great Lakes. However, anthropogenic impacts have led to massive declines in cisco abundance as well as local and global extirpations of multiple cisco species. We will use genomics to investigate the genetic basis of adaptation in cisco. This research will provide important data that can be used to preserve cisco diversity and inform restoration.