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Lake Erie Collaborative Science and Monitoring Initiative 2014


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U.S. Geological Survey, Great Lakes Science Center, Lake Erie Biological Station, 2018, Lake Erie Collaborative Science and Monitoring Initiative 2014: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


In 2014, the USGS Lake Erie Biological Station participated in the Coordinated Science and Monitoring Initiative (CMSI) program, a program founded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Environment Canada in the 1990s as a means to focus collaborative research attention on one of the five Great Lakes each year (on a rotating schedule) as a means to increase scientific knowledge for Great Lakes restoration. The Lake Erie survey examined the food web across a nearshore to offshore gradient, matching the sampling design the preceding USGS studies of the other four Great Lakes (2010-2013). We sampled all trophic levels in all three lake basins across multiple seasons in order to determine nutrient availability and trophic [...]


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Richard T Kraus
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Richard T Kraus
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
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Great Lakes Science Center

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CSMI_2014_Benthos.csv 59.22 KB
CSMI_2014_CPH.csv 33.68 KB
CSMI_2014_Effort_summary.csv 19.09 KB
CSMI_2014_Effort_trawl.csv 9.07 KB
CSMI_2014_Effort_waterquality.csv 11.66 KB
CSMI_2014_Fish_diets.csv 20.96 KB
CSMI_2014_Fish_LW.csv 132.56 KB
CSMI_2014_HA.csv 128.64 KB
CSMI_2014_StableIsotope.csv 92 KB
CSMI_2014_StableIsotope_References.csv 409 Bytes
CSMI_2014_WaterQuality_NWQL.csv 13.4 KB
CSMI_2014_WaterQuality_sonde.csv 1.89 MB
CSMI_2014_Zooplankton.csv 142.3 KB
Original FGDC Metadata

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The Lake Erie CSMI survey aimed to quantify trophic transfer information in all three lake basins across multiple seasons in an effort to fill in knowledge gaps pertaining to some of Lake Erie’s largest environmental and ecological stressors and increase our understanding of impairments and restoration needs.


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DOI doi:10.5066/F7B85725

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