The major goals for fish can be quite simple: Survive, grow, and reproduce. However, to survive and reproduce, fish must eat & thanks to our existing knowledge of food webs, we can address how fish choose what to eat and where to find food when the dinner bell rings. Here, I will discuss the concept of aquatic food webs as it pertains to the work that I am doing on salmonine and walleye feeding behavior in Lakes Michigan and Huron. We will look at how humans may influence aquatic food webs and at the role that invasive species may play in food webs that have already been established. These same concepts and processes can be applied to inland lakes and streams, and we will investigate how food webs may vary from lake to lake as well as between lakes and streams. Presented by Jake Sawecki of Michigan State University.

This webinar is part of a series co-sponsored by the Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) volunteer lake and stream monitoring program and the Graduate Student Organization of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University. Find full details and register on the webinar series web page.