New York Project
Quantifying coregonid habitat-use across space and time to inform assessment and restoration
June 2018 - June 2022
- Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
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 collaboration with the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation, USGS Great Lakes Science Center, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Cornell, 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 and contribute to stabilizing fishery resources throughout the Great Lakes basin.