Application of a framework to quantify flow of energy pathways to Great Lakes prey fish

Grant: # 1895

Grant Amount: $288,341.00

Board Decision Year: 2020

University of Wyoming - Zoology and Physiology (Laramie)

Zoology and Physiology

Fetzer, William (wfetzer@uwyo.edu) 6086585007

2020 Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations: Ecological and Biological Research to Inform Management - Ecological and biological fisheries research to inform management

Project Summary


Great Lakes fisheries management requires a clear understanding of energy flow within Great Lakes food webs. This project will integrate spatially-explicit estimates of prey fish resource use and biomass to quantify energy flow from nearshore and offshore food resources to prey fish in Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Green Bay, and Saginaw Bay. Results will provide managers with novel information to balance predator and prey populations, achieve Fish Community Objectives, and restore populations of native fish.