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Characterizing the ecological niche of round goby


April 2017 - June 2019


Round goby were introduced into the Great Lakes from the Ponto-Caspian region in the mid 1990s and have since then spread rapidly throughout all 5 Great Lakes. Presently, the invasion front is moving inland via connected waterways. In this project, we are characterizing the ecological niche of round goby to inform expectations about the suitability of inland lakes to goby invasions. Results will inform managers about which waters are most at risk of round goby establishing self sustaining populations.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 240

Phd Students: 143

Post Docs: 52

University Staff: 245

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 702

Scientific Publications: 1948

Presentations: 4246



Funding Agencies



Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey