Theme overview

To understand energy and nutrient dynamics in Great Lakes food webs and the role of food web members in structuring resilient communities and ecosystems.

Theme paper

McMeans, B. C., K. S. McCann, T. D. Tunney, A. T. Fisk, A. Muir, N. Lester, B. Shuter, and N. Rooney. 2016. The adaptive capacity of lake food webs: from individuals to ecosystems. Ecological Monographs 86(1): 4-19

Ives, J.T., B.C. McMeans, K.S. McCann, A.T. Fisk, T.B. Johnson, D.B. Bunnell, K.T. Frank. & A.M. Muir. 2018. Food-web structure and ecosystem function in the Laurentian Great Lakes – Toward a conceptual model. Freshwater Biology, 1-23

Theme leaders

Aaron Fisk
University of Windsor
Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research
401 Sunset Ave.
Windsor, ON N9B 3P4
Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext. 4740
Kevin McCann
University of Guelph
Department of Integrative Biology
50 Stone Rd. East
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Phone: (519) 824-4120 ext. 56861

Relevant resources

A complete list of completion reports and scientific papers resulting from this theme can be found in the Commission's publication database.