A Survey of Sportfish for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) – An Emerging Contaminant in the Great Lakes

Major Goals and Objectives

  • Determine the concentrations and speciation of PFAS in important Lake Michigan sportfish
  • Evaluate dietary routes for PFAS exposure from prey to predator fish using δ15N and δ13C stable isotopes along with PFAS speciation
  • Assess the relationship between total fluorine and PFAS concentrations to determine the full extent of the PFAS problem
  • Compare observed PFAS concentrations in fish from Illinois-Indiana waters to other areas such as inland Michigan waterways where PFAS are known to be a problem

Accomplishments / Benefits

Publication: Metal accumulation in Lake Michigan prey fish: Influence of ontogeny, trophic position, and habitat

Research Information

Principal Investigator:
Gary Lamberti
Initiation Date:
University of Notre Dame


Gary Lamberti
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