Fish & Fisheries

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Wisconsin dreamin’: Looking back and ahead on my career in ecology

REU student Joe Pitti tells us about his summer research and the path that led him to Cary 

Crangling in Land O' Lakes makes for a shocking summer

REU student Alberto Salazar gives us a taste of his experience working with Cary scientists Chris Solomon and Alex Ross on two fisheries projects based in northern Wisconsin.

Long Lake, MI

Carbon and cannibalism: What happens to bass when you increase the amount of decomposing plant debris in an experimental lake

Lakes across the northern hemisphere are getting darker; causes include heavier rains, changes in land use patterns, and recovery from acid rain. Cary Institute ecologist Chris Solomon is working to advance understanding of how lake browning impacts fishery productivity. Recent work explores the role of phantom midges and bass cannibalism in this complex system.

Sustainable recreational fisheries focus of $1.5 million NSF grant

With support from a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant, Christopher Solomon, an aquatic ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, is co-leading a study assessing links among people, lakes, and fish in the Northern Highland Lake District in Wisconsin, a region where fishing holds tremendous value economically, socially, and culturally. 

Related Projects

FishScapes

This project explores the coupled natural-human dynamics of freshwater recreational fishery landscapes. These social-ecological systems occur across the United States and the world and have tremendous cultural and economic value, yet they are vulnerable to degradation and collapse.

Impacts of Winter Drawdown on Littoral Fishes

We are working in collaboration with a consortium of governmental and non-profit agencies in southeastern Québec to try to understand the effects of water level management on littoral food webs in this region.

Managing Heritage Lake Trout Populations in the Adirondacks

We are working with the Adirondack chapter of The Nature Conservancy to build a population model of an Adirondack strain, heritage lake trout population and test alternative management strategies for maximizing the fishery's conservation and value.

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