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

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Tuesday 17 Oct 2017

ATSIP Seminar Room 030, Building 145

  • 12 noon

James Cook University, Townsville QLD

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Tuesday 17 Oct 2017

Cairns Institute Ground Floor Meeting room Building D3 - Room 003

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James Cook University, Cairns QLD

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The Laurentian Great Lakes, shared by the United States and Canada, contain more than 20 per cent 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.


Prof. Aaron T. FiskAaron Fisk is a Professor and Senior Canada Research Chair in Changing Great Lakes Ecosystem at the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research at the University of Windsor. Prior to coming to Windsor in 2006 , Aaron was an Associate Professor at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia and a Research Scientist at Environment Canada ; he received his PhD in 1998 from the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Fisk’s research focuses on aquatic ecology, specifically, understanding trophic relationships and food web structure and function, including fish movement and contaminant dynamics, with a focus on the Great Lakes. He has published more than 200 papers; has seven former students/PDF with tenure - track faculty positions; and in the past 10 years has secured more than $20 million in funding to the University of Windsor. He is spending 2 months of his sabbatical working with JCU’s Colin Simpfendorfer and AIMS’s Michelle Heupel, building on their research on food webs and animal movements.


Diane Jarvis — Diane.Jarvis1@jcu.edu.au or 4781 6023
Jane Addison — Jane.Addison@jcu.edu.au or 4781 4506

Science areas: Environment and Biological sciences

Event type: Public seminar