Climate Change Impacts on Fisheries in Lakes Michigan & Huron is the topic for this OSU Climate Change webinar. David 'Bo' Bunnell, Research Fishery Biology, US Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center, will lead the webinar.
Great Lakes fishery managers and stakeholders have little information regarding how climate change could affect the management of recreationally and commercially important fisheries, which have been valued at more than $7 billion annually. Recent research has focused on how climate change could influence fish habitat (including water temperature, ice cover, and water levels), phytoplankton production, and ultimately fish production.
Focusing on lakes Michigan and Huron, this webinar will provide information about:
whether we can detect climate signals in long-term data on fisheries and phytoplankton
preliminary climate (e.g., water temperature, ice cover) forecasts for 2043-2065
how future climate could influence growth and consumption of key fish species, such as Chinook salmon, lake trout, yellow perch, and lake whitefish
Register online at OSU Changing Climate or contact Christina Dierkes with questions.