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Development of a genetic linkage map for cisco to facilitate integrated studies of adaptive managment


July 2017 - March 2018


Management agencies across the Great Lakes are taking advantage of the declines in the abundance of non-native forage species to try and restore a native forage base. Coregonines are an important part of the native food web. Broodstock for Cisco (Coregonus artedi) are being developed by the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Understanding how the environment in a hatchery and in the wild will affect cisco morphology is important for the development of a broodstock and the success of any stocking program. An important component of studies designed to understand adaptive diversity in captive and wild stocks is a linkage map. This project will produce a linkage map that can be used in planned and ongoing projects to understand adaptive diversity of coregonines across the Great Lakes.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 142

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 240

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 701

Scientific Publications: 1936

Presentations: 4260



  • Wes LarsonPrincipal Investigator
  • Dani BlumsteinStudent

Funding Agencies

  • Great Lakes Science Center


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey