New projects launch with Michigan Sea Grant’s support

Rain gardens, weather buoys and a lesser-known Lake Michigan fish will all feature in the latest round of research projects funded by Michigan Sea Grant.

Every two years, Michigan Sea Grant supports a wide variety of research projects led by teams at Michigan universities. Five projects were chosen for the 2016-18 funding cycle.

One project involves Sara Adlerstein, an associate research scientist at U-M, who will lead an interdisciplinary team in helping cisco restoration stakeholders identify a path forward. Ciscoes, once the dominant prey species in the Great Lakes, have been decimated by overfishing, habitat loss and invasive species. New opportunities are rising to restore the cisco fishery in Lake Michigan.

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