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Re-establishing ecological connectivity between the Great Lakes and their tributaries: Prioritization in a complex system


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Ecological connectivity between the Great Lakes and their tributaries is widely impaired, and many agencies and organizations are currently investing in restoring these connections to enhance target fish and wildlife populations. To assist in targeting these investments, we have been developing spatial data on the location and attributes of barriers (dams and road-stream crossings) and fish breeding habitat throughout the Great Lakes basin to analyze the optimum strategy for enhancing connectivity and restoring fish migrations. The proposed work will result in guidance for barrier restoration at scales from individual watersheds to the entire basin, refine methodologies for spatial analysis of barriers, and provide an initial framework [...]


Principal Investigator :
Peter McIntyre
Co-Investigator :
Patrick Doran, Matthew Diebel

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Ch 12_McIntyre et al Conservation of Migratory Fishes final (1).pdf
“Conservation of Migratory Fishes in Freshwater Ecosystems”
897.84 KB
Neeson et al._2015_PNAS_Connectivity.pdf
“Enhancing restoration efficiency through spatial & temporal coordination”
1.05 MB
Januchowski-Harley et al. 2013.pdf
“Restoring aquatic connectivity requires expanding inventories”
400.56 KB
Januchowski-Hartley et al. 2014 DD predicting culvert passability for migratory fishes.pdf
“Predicting road culvert passability for migratory fish”
1.03 MB

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  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal

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