Events 2017 October 2017 TLJV Science with Sushi Seminar

Tue, 17 Oct 2017

TLJV Science with Sushi Seminar


When: 17 October 17, 12pm -- 1:30pm

Where: At James Cook University
Room 030, Building 145 - Australian Tropical Science and Innovation Precinct, Townsville Campus

Tropical Landscapes Joint Venture Science with Sushi Seminar

Quantifying fish movement in the North American Great Lakes: Understanding ecology and contributing to management

A presentation by Prof. Aaron T. Fisk
Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor, Ontario, CANADA

Venue: ATSIP Seminar Room 030, Building 145, JCU Townsville 
Video-link: Cairns Institute Ground Floor Meeting room, Building D3-003, JCU Cairns


The Laurentian Great Lakes, shared by the United States and Canada, contain more than 20% of the worlds’ surface freshwater. These five lakes are among the world’s largest by volume and contain a variety of habitat types and species, many of which are threatened or endangered. The vulnerability of the Great Lakes’ unique and diverse ecosystems is a growing concern, which are changing dramatically due to anthropogenic stressors.

The Great Lakes are a unique aquatic ecosystem. Though smaller than oceans, they are larger than most freshwater ecosystems and, as a result, provide insights on mechanisms and processes across scale. One such area is the study of fish movements. The recent development of the Great Lakes Acoustic Telemetry Observation System (GLATOS) is providing new insights on the movement ecology of fish because, although a large system, comprehensive coverage of the system can be accomplished. In this seminar, attendees will learn about the GLATOS system and two acoustic telemetry projects in the Great Lakes: 1) the interaction and movement ecology of two top predators, largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) and bowfin (Amia calva), in the Detroit River; and 2) the movement and survival of a reintroduced extirpated prey fish, bloater (Coregonus hoyi), in Lake Ontario.

This event is free of charge. No RSVP required.

Contact details:

Diane Jarvis | or 4781 6023
Jane Addison | or 4781 4506