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Mark Vinson

Fisheries Biologist

Great Lakes Science Center

Email: mvinson@usgs.gov
Office Phone: 715-682-6163
Fax: 715-682-6511
ORCID: 0000-0001-5256-9539

Location
2800 Lake Shore Drive, East
Ashland , WI 54806
USA

Supervisor: Kurt R Newman
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Description of Work In 2011, the US EPA, USGS, and Canada’s DFO/EC continued the evolution of the strategy to conduct an “integrated’ (water quality to fish) spatially-consistent assessment for the entire lake in order to provide biomass estimates for each trophic level. A total of 54 sites were sampled during summer 2011. Water chemistry, nutrients, phytoplankton, zooplankton, benthic invertebrates, Mysis, and pelagic and benthic fish were collected at each site.
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Description of Work USGS scientists provide expertise, capacity and support for the implementation of Lakewide Management Plans (LaMPs) and the associated goals, objectives and targets for each of the Great Lakes, including Lake Superior. The LaMPs are critical binational groups that are important for promoting Great Lakes restoration. Specifically, LaMP efforts include compiling monitoring and research information into the Great Lakes web mapper (SiGL Mapper). The Mapper’s focus is on information that will result in recognition of areas where data are being collected, missing or sparse, and on areas where ecosystems are vulnerable.
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Age estimates of Lake Superior Kiyi (Coregonus kiyi) from scales and otoliths were compared from fish collected in 2014 and 12 years (2003–2014) of length frequency data were examined to assess year-class strength and validate age estimates.
Categories: Data; Types: Citation; Tags: Aging, Lake Superior
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