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Using genomic tools to investigate adaptive diversity in great lakes cisco

Duration

January 2018 - December 2019

Narrative

The overall goal of the proposed research is to develop a genetic management plan for Great Lakes cisco that will include definition of conservation units based on neutral and adaptive differentiation as well as identification of suitable broodstock sources and stocking locations. Cisco restoration will likely represent a multidecadal effort with many successes and setbacks, similar to restoration of lake trout in the Great Lakes. It is vitally important to guide this restoration effort using the best data available to increase the probability of success while preventing irreparable damage to the genetic integrity of extant populations. The genetic management plan that we are proposing to create will provide an important guide for management agencies and will help to ensure that the adaptive diversity found within the vast array of cisco species and forms is maintained.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 101

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 154

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 241

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 695

Scientific Publications: 1962

Presentations: 4417

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Great Lakes Fishery Trust

Links

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey