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Quantifying coregonid habitat-use across space and time to inform assessment and restoration


June 2018 - June 2022


Coregonines once dominated the Lake Ontario fish communities, yet historical overharvest, invasive species introductions, and changing lake conditions have collapsed many native fish stocks in the Great Lakes. Presently, interest is burgeoning on restoring native Coregonine populations to increase Great Lakes ecosystem resilience. In this project, we are assessing early life stage ecology of Cisco to facilitate native restoration in the Great Lakes. Information from this project will inform fish community restoration efforts.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 4

Phd Students: 6

Post Docs: 4

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 12

Scientific Publications: 54

Presentations: 109



Funding Agencies

  • Great Lakes Restoration Initiative


New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Cornell University
  2. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute