Alteration of Lake Michigan benthic communities by the invasive colonial hydroid, Cordylophora caspia: effects on fish prey

Major Goals and Objectives

  • Document the locations and diets of the invasive, PontoCaspian colonial hydroid, Cordylophora caspia in southern Lake Michigan
  • Assess the feeding habits of C. caspia
  • Determine whether the distribution of C. caspia is related to the presence of Dreissena polymorpha or D. bugensis as substrates

Research Information

Principal Investigator:
Nadine Folino-Rorem
Initiation Date:
2006
Completion Date:
2009
Affiliation:
Wheaton College

Contacts

Nadine Folino-Rorem
folino-rorem@wheaton.edu