Variable Warming in Lakes of the Upper Midwest and Implications for Sport Fish

Event Type: Online

3 pm EDT

Climate change is predicted to alter sport fish communities in Midwestern lakes, but managers currently have limited information on individual lakes that can be used to set local expectations or intervene with mitigation strategies. With strong participation from the Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership, Northeast and North Central CASC supported researchers have combined existing fish and water temperature observations to build models that estimate daily water temperatures and fish habitat metrics for thousands of lakes in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, and Indiana. This presentation will discuss key findings from several studies, including fishery responses to warming and variability in sensitivity to warming across lakes. It will also cover the use of data visualization to reach the general public and managers with the results.

With CASC research support from: Northeast CASC & North Central CASC

This webinar is part of our 2019 'Science You Can Use' Webinar Series. Sign up for our newsletter to learn more about upcoming presentations in this series!