Western Basin Lake Erie Northern Pike
Project Title
Fine scale spawning habitat selection of Northern Pike in the Western Basin of Lake Erie
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Project Duration
March 2019 - July 2022
Project Description
Recent restoration effort within Lake Erie has aimed at increasing wetland connectivity and abundance throughout the western basin. Northern Pike are often explicitly mention in restoration proposals. However, it is unknown to what degree these newfound habitats actually are suitable. Additionally, environmental factors such as early spring seiches may play a role in year class strength of Northern Pike.