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Cooperative science to inform Lake Ontario management: Research from the 2013 Lake Ontario CSMI program

Journal of Great Lakes Research

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https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2017.07.008

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Abstract

Since the mid-1970s, successful Lake Ontario management actions including nutrient load and pollution reductions, habitat restoration, and fish stocking have improved Lake Ontario. However, several new obstacles to maintenance and restoration have emerged. This special issue presents management-relevant research from multiple agency surveys in 2011 and 2012 and the 2013 Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative (CSMI), that span diverse lake habitats, species, and trophic levels. This research focused on themes of nutrient loading and fate; vertical dynamics of primary and secondary production; fish abundance and behavior; and food web structure. Together these papers identify the status of many of the key drivers of the Lake Ontario ecosystem and contribute to addressing lake-scale questions and management information needs in Lake Ontario and the other Great Lakes and connecting water bodies.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Cooperative science to inform Lake Ontario management: Research from the 2013 Lake Ontario CSMI program
Series title:
Journal of Great Lakes Research
DOI:
10.1016/j.jglr.2017.07.008
Volume:
43
Issue:
5
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
3 p.
First page:
779
Last page:
781
Country:
Canada, United States
Other Geospatial:
Lake Ontario