IFR GIS Group

Reports


Baker, M.E., M.J. Wiley, and P.W. Seelbach. 2003. GIS-based models of potential groundwater loading in glaciated landscapes: considerations and development in Lower Michigan. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Research Report 2064. Ann Arbor. [PDF]

Rutherford, E.S., and S.J. Brines. GIS for great lakes fisheries analysis. Michigan Department of Natural Resources Progress Report Contract No. Amendment No. 14, FY 1997-1998, 230493.

Rutherford, E.S., and S.J. Brines. GIS for great lakes fisheries analysis. Michigan Department of Natural Resources Progress Report Contract No. Amendment No. 14, FY 1999, 230493.

Rutherford, E.S., and S.J. Brines. GIS for great lakes fisheries analysis. Michigan Department of Natural Resources Progress Report Contract No. Amendment No. 14, FY 2000, 230493.

Seelbach, P.W. and M.J. Wiley. 1997. Overview of the Michigan Rivers Inventory (MRI) Project. Fisheries Technical Report No. 97-3. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Ann Arbor, MI.31.pp.[PDF]

Seelbach, P.W., M.J. Wiley, J.C. Kotanchik and M.E. Baker.1997. A Landscape-based ecological classification system for river valley segments in Lower Michigan. Fisheries Research Report No. 2036. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Ann Arbor, MI.51.pp. [PDF]

Wehrly, K.E., M.J. Wiley and P.W. Seelbach. 1998. Landscape-based models that predict July thermal characteristics of lower Michigan rivers. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Research Report 2038, Ann Arbor. [PDF]

Wiley, M.J., P.W. Seelbach, and P. Rentschler. 1999. Feasibility of explicitly modeling reference conditions for ecological assessment of Michigan streams using landscape data. Final Report for MDNR/EPA. School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Zorn, T.G., P.W. Seelbach, E.S. Rutherford, T.C. Wills, S. Cheng, and M.J. Wiley. 2009. A landscape-scale habitat suitability model to evaluate effects of flow reduction on fish assemblages in Michigan streams. Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Research Report 2089, Ann Arbor, MI. [PDF]

Zorn, T.G., P.W. Seelbach, and M.J. Wiley. 2009. Relationships between habitat and fish density in Michigan streams. Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Research Report 2091, Ann Arbor, MI. [PDF]




Publications


Creque, S. M., E. S. Rutherford, and T. G. Zorn. 2005. Use of GIS-derived landscape-scale habitat features to explain spatial patterns of fish density in Michigan rivers. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 25:1411–1425.

Höök, T.O., E.S. Rutherford, S.J. Brines, D.M. Mason, D.J. Schwab, M.J. McCormick, G.W. Fleischer, T.J. DeSorcie, and W.G. Sprules. (in review) Spatially explicit measures of production of young alewives in Lake Michigan: Linkage between essential fish habitat and recruitment.

Höök, T.O., E.S. Rutherford, S.J. Brines, D.J. Schwab, and M.J. McCormick. (in review) Relationships between surface temperature and the spatial and temporal distributions of steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in Lake Michigan.

Höök, T. O., M. J. McCormick, E. S. Rutherford, D. M. Mason, and G. S. Carter. 2006. Short-term water mass movements in Lake Michigan: implications for larval fish transport. Journal of Great Lakes Research 32:728–737.

Höök, T.O., E.S. Rutherford, T.E. Croley, D.M. Mason, and C.P. Madenjian. 2008. Annual variation in habitat-specific recruitment success: Implications from an individual-based model of Lake Michigan alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 65: 1402-1412.

Horne, B. D., E. S. Rutherford, and K. E. Wehrly. 2004. Simulating effects of hydro-dam alteration on thermal regime and wild steelhead recruitment in a stable-flow Lake Michigan tributary. River Research and Applications 20:185–203.

Riseng, C.M., L. Wang, M.J. Wiley, E.R. Rutherford, and T. Brenden. 2008. State-of-the-art approaches for assessment of Great Lakes nearshore and large river fish habitat. Final report submitted to the Great Lakes Fisheries Trust, U.S. EPA, and and Great Lakes Fisheries Commission.

Roberts, J.J., T.O. Höök, S.A. Ludsin, S.A. Pothoven, H.A. Vanderploeg, and S.B. Brandt. 2009. Effects of hypolimnetic hypoxia in Lake Erie's central basin on foraging and distribution of yellow perch.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 131:S132-S142.

Seelbach, P.W., M.J. Wiley, P.A . Soranno, and M.T. Bremigan. 2000. Aquatic conservation planning: Using landscape maps to predict ecological reference conditions for specific waters. Chapter 26 In Gutzwiller, K., Editor. Concepts and applications of landscape ecology in biological conservation. (In Press) Springer-Verlag, New York, NY.

Steen, P. J., T. G. Zorn, P. W. Seelbach, and J. S. Schaeffer. 2008. Classification tree models for predicting distributions of Michigan stream fish from landscape variables. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.

Wang, H-Y, E.S. Rutherford, H.A. Cook, D.W. Einhouse, R.C. Haas, T.B. Johnson, R. Kenyon,B. Locke, M.W. Turner. 2007. Movement of Walleye in Lakes Erie and St. Clair Inferred from Tag Return and Fisheries Data. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society Vol.136:539-551.

Wehrly, K.E., T. Brenden, and L.Wang. 2009. A comparison of statistical approaches for predicting stream temperatures across heterogeneous landscapes. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 45:986-997.

Wehrly, K.E, L. Wang, D. Infante, A. Cooper, C. Geddes, L. Stanfield, E. Rutherford, 2010. Landscape change and its influences on aquatic habitat and fisheries in the Great Lakes Basin. Chapter in W. Taylor, N. Leonard, and A. Lynch, editors. Great Lakes Fisheries Policy and Management: A Binational Perspective, 2nd Edition. Michigan State University Press, East Lansing.

Wiley, M.J., S.L. Kohler and P.W. Seelbach. 1997. Reconciling landscape and site based views of aquatic stream communities. Freshwater Biology 37:133-148.




Conferences & Presentations


Brines, S.J., E.S. Rutherford, and T.O. Höök. Comparative spatial distributions of salmonines in Lake Michigan. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. Minneapolis, MN. December 2000.

Höök, T.O., E.S. Rutherford, S.J. Brines, D.M. Mason, D.J. Schwab, M.J. McCormick, and G.W. Fleischer. Development and assessment of spatially explicit models of steelhead distributions in Lake Michigan. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. Minneapolis, MN. December 2000.

Höök, T.O., E.S. Rutherford, S.J. Brines, D.M. Mason, G.W. Fleischer, D.J. Schwab, and M.J. McCormick. Habitat-mediated productions and potential recruitment of juvenile alewife in Lake Michigan. AFS-Larval Fish Conference. Gulf Shores, AL. November 2000.

Höök, T.O., H. Sano, S.J. Brines, E.S. Rutherford, D.J. Schwab, and M.J. McCormick. The influence of surface temperatures on spatial and temporal distributions and harvests of salmonines in Lake Michigan. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. St. Louis, MO. August 2000.

Höök, T.O., E.S. Rutherford, S.J. Brines, D.J. Schwab, and M.J. McCormick. The influence of surface temperatures on spatial and temporal distributions and harvests of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in Lake Michigan. International Association of Great Lakes Research, 43rd Conference on Great Lakes Research. Cornwall, Ontario. May 2000.

Rutherford, E.S., S.J. Brines, T.O. Höök, P.W. Seelbach, D.J. Schwab, T.F. Nalepa, and T.J. DeSorcie. Ecologically-based Classification of Fisheries Habitat in Lake Michigan. International Association of Great Lakes Research, 44th Conference on Great Lakes Research. Green Bay, Wisconsin. June 2001.

Rutherford, E.S., K.A. Rose, J.L. Forney, E.L. Mills, and L.G. Rudstam. Understanding Changes in Lake Michigan Yellow Perch: Lessons Learned from Modeling Perch Dynamics in Oneida Lake, N.Y.. International Association of Great Lakes Research, 44th Conference on Great Lakes Research. Green Bay, Wisconsin. June 2001.

Rutherford, E.S., S.J. Brines, and P.W. Seelbach. Ecologically based delineation and classification of habitats in Lake Michigan: A framework for resource assessment and management. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. Minneapolis, MN. December 2000.

Seelbach, P.W., M.J. Wiley, M.E. Baker, and K.E. Wehrly. Landscape-based Characterization of Ecological Reference Conditions for Valley Segments of Lake Michigan Tributaries. International Association of Great Lakes Research, 44th Conference on Great Lakes Research. Green Bay, Wisconsin. June 2001.