Complex interactions in Lake Michigan’s rapidly changing ecosystem

Journal of Great Lakes Research
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For over 30 years, Lake Michigan’s food web has been in a constant state of transition from reductions in nutrient loading and proliferation of invasive species at multiple trophic levels. In particular, there has been concern about impacts from the invasive predatory cercopagids (Bythotrephes longimanus and Cercopagis pengoi) and expanding dreissenid mussel and round goby populations. This special issue brings together papers that explore the status of the Lake Michigan food web and the factors responsible for these changes, and suggests research paths that must be taken for understanding and predicting system behavior. This introductory paper describes the special issue origin, presents an overview of the papers, and draws overarching conclusions from the papers.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Complex interactions in Lake Michigan’s rapidly changing ecosystem
Series title Journal of Great Lakes Research
DOI 10.1016/j.jglr.2015.11.001
Volume 41
Issue Supplement 3
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Great Lakes Science Center
Description 7 p
First page 1
Last page 6
Country United States
Other Geospatial Lake Michigan
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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