Behavioral investigations of olfactory imprinting to natal odors in cisco Coregonus artedi

Grant: # 2012

Grant Amount: $249,712.00

Board Decision Year: 2023

Michigan State University - Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (East Lansing)

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Buchinger, Tyler ([email protected]) 517-432-2778

2023 Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations: Ecological and Biological Research to Inform Management - Ecological and biological fisheries research to inform management

Project Summary

Buchinger: Characterization of olfactory imprinting to inform restoration of lake sturgeon in the Great Lakes. # 1785. Publications: Behavioral evidence of olfactory imprinting during embryonic and larval stages in lake sturgeon. Submitted to Conservation Physiology (revision requested 1/12/23) Buchinger & Johnson: Identity and Function of Lake Trout Pheromones. #1631. Publications: 1) Behavioural responses of female lake trout Salvelinus namaycush to male chemical stimuli and prostaglandin F2α. Journal of Fish Biology, 2) The evolution of (non) species‑specific pheromones. Evolutionary Ecology, 3) Discovery and characterization of natural products that act as pheromones in fish. Natural Product Reports, 4) Male lake char release taurocholic acid as part of a mimetic pheromone. In preparation. Honsey: Spatial, temporal, and diel relations between zooplankton and age-0 lake whitefish in the Upper Great Lakes. # 1949 Johnson: Optimize pheromone application rate to yield large and consistent catches of adult sea lamprey. # 1645. Publications: 1) Behavioral responses of sea lamprey to varying application rates of a synthesized pheromone in diverse trapping scenarios. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 2) A renewed philosophy about supplemental sea lamprey controls. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 3) Where you trap matters: implications for integrated sea lamprey management. Journal of Great Lakes Research.