Trophic and tissue distribution of PFAS in native Lake Michigan fishes

Grant: # 1980

Grant Amount: $313,108.00

Board Decision Year: 2022

University of Notre Dame - Department of Biological Sciences (Notre Dame)

Department of Biological Sciences

Miranda, Daniele ([email protected]) 5746312139

2022 Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations: Ecological and Biological Research to Inform Management - Ecological and biological fisheries research to inform management

Project Summary

PFAS are the defining aquatic pollutant of the current decade. The myriad sources and types of PFAS entering the Great Lakes demand immediate quantification in native fishes that become part of the human food chain. We will quantify the distribution of PFAS in Lake Michigan fishes occupying different trophic levels and in different tissues. Overall, our research will generate critical results that will assist decision-makers in managing fisheries and emerging contaminants in the Great Lakes.