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Ecology and movements of Lake whitefish in Maine

Lake whitefish in Maine

Duration

January 2004 - October 2013

Narrative

This project is aimed at characterizing habitat use and growth of lake whitefish in Maine in the context of invasive species and climate change

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Gorsky, D. and Zydlewski, J. (Submitted) Which competitive process has more influence on juvenile lake whitefish growth, intraspecific competition among juvenile lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) or interspecific competition with non-native juvenile rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax)? Environmental Biology of Fishes.
  • Gorsky, D., Zydlewski, J. and Basely, D. (2012) Characterizing seasonal and diel vertical movement and habitat use of lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) in Clear Lake, Maine. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. Download  | 

  • Gorsky, D. and Zydlewski, J. (2013) Evaluation of size dependant predation rates and efficiency of adult post-spawned rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) on larval lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) in a laboratory setting. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 33(1):163-169.
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Thesis

  • Gorsky, D. 2011. Lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) habitat utilization, early life history, and interactions with rainbow smelt(Osmerus mordax) in northern Maine. Ph.D. Dissertation. Download  | 

Presentations

  • Gorsky, D., Zydlewski,J., Basley, D.(2007) Characterizing movement and habitat use of lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) in Clear Lake,Maine. 137th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. San Francisco, CA. September 2-6
  • Gorsky, D., Zydlewski,J., Basley, D.(2008) Characterizing basic movements and habitat use of lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) in Clear Lake, Maine. 138th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Ottawa, Canada. August 17-21.
  • Gorsky, D., Zydlewski, J. and Kling, L. (2008) Intraspecific competition in lake whitefish; the interactive effect of food availability and fish density on growth rates in a laboratory setting. 138th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Ottawa, Canada. August 17-21.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 22

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 28

Scientific Publications: 54

Presentations: 266

 

Personnel

  • Joseph ZydlewskiPrincipal Investigator
  • Silas RattenStudent
  • Dimitry GorskyStudent

Funding Agencies

  • Maine Department of Inland Fish and Wildlife
  • MDIFW
  • NOAA FISHERIES

Links

Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Maine
  5. Wildlife Management Institute