Environmental Science & Ecology Faculty Publishes Peer-Reviewed Paper
Dr. Jacques Rinchard, Department of Environmental Science and Ecology, co-authored an article published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.
In this study, stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes were measured for Lake Michigan salmonines and their prey collected from 2014 to 2016. Bayesian ellipse and mixing model analyses were then used to quantify isotopic niche characteristics and diets, respectively, among species and years.
Turschak, B., C.R. Bronte, S. Czensy, B. Gerig, A. Happel, T.O. Hook, M.S. Kornis, B.S. Leonhardt, B.G. Matthias, J. Rinchard, and H. Bootsma. 2022. Temporal variation in the niche partitioning of Lake Michigan salmonines as it relates to alewife abundance and size structure. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 79: 487-502.