Saugeen Ojibway Nation
Saugeen Ojibway Nation

Quantifying the effects of anthropogenic activities on populations of Lake Huron lake whitefish.

Lake Huron lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) is important ecologically, economically, culturally, and socially to the Saugeen Ojibway Nations (SON). To ensure the longevity and sustainability of the species, this research program seeks to develops methods and tools to evaluate the effects of anthropogenic activities on lake whitefish. The objectives of the program include:

  1. Develop tools to understand the effects and estimate risks of anthropogenic activities on lake whitefish populations.
  2. Build tools that will help collect and manage environmental and ecological data.
  3. Investigate methods for population discrimination.

Related Publications, Posters, and Presentations

  • Rose, D., Kett, R., Yodzis, M., Angevaare, J., Gillis, D. (2015). A Combined Agent Based and Stage Structured Model to Study Anthropogenic Effects on Fish Populations. CPES Undergraduate Poster Session. (contributed poster)
  • Angevaare, J., Gillis, D. (2012). The Utility of Catch Per Unit Effort Variance. 2012 Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada, University of Guelph. (contributed poster)
  • Rueffer, M., Horrocks, J., Gillis, D. (2012). Spatial and Temporal Modeling of Change in Marine Harvest. 2012 Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada, University of Guelph. (contributed poster)
  • Ryan, K., Crawford, S., Gillis, D. (2012). Depth Distribution of Larval Lake Whitefish Coregonus clupeaformis in a Great Lakes Embayment. 2012 Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada, University of Guelph. (contributed poster)
  • Gillis, D., Angevaare, J. (2012). Something’s Fishy. Colloquium Joint BIOM&S Seminar Series. Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario (invited presentation).
  • Angevaare, J., Cox, R., and Gillis, D. (2014). SON-BP Collaborative Lake Whitefish Research Program: Milestone C5. Submitted to the Saugeen Ojibway Nation-Bruce Power CLWRP. (internal government publication)
  • Gillis, D. (2014). Analysis of Total Allowable Catch. 40 pp. (internal government publication)
  • Crawford, S., Gillis, D., Hanner, R. (2014). Saugeen Ojibway Nation-Bruce Power (SON-BP) Collaborative Lake Whitefish Research Program. University of Guelph Research Team Report: Year 3 Final Report. (internal government publication)
  • Angevaare, J., and Gillis, D. (2013). SON-BP Collaborative Lake Whitefish Research Program: Milestones C3 and C4. Submitted to the Saugeen Ojibway Nation-Bruce Power CLWRP. (internal government publication)
  • Crawford, S., Gillis, D., Hanner, R. (2013). Saugeen Ojibway Nation-Bruce Power (SON-BP) Collaborative Lake Whitefish Research Program. University of Guelph Research Team Report: Year 2 Final Report. 23 pp. (internal government publication)
  • Gillis, D. (2013). Analysis of Total Allowable Catch. 40 pp. (internal government publication)
  • Gillis, D., Lauzon, R. (2013) Technical Comments Regarding the Bruce A Thermal ECA Application Technical Summary Report. Saugeen Ojibway First Nation. 5pp.
  • Crawford, S., Gillis, D., Hanner, R., Binns, A. (2012). Saugeen Ojibway Nation-Bruce Power (SON-BP) Collaborative Lake Whitefish Research Program. University of Guelph Research Team Report: Year 1 Final Report. 31pp. (internal government publication)
  • Crawford, S., Gillis, D., Hanner, R., and Binns, A. (2012). University of Guelph Team Analysis of Bruce Power Responses to University of Guelph Team Comments on “Bruce A refurbishment for life extension and continued operation environmental assessment followup program. Draft operations phase impingement and entrainment monitoring plan. Saugeen Ojibway Nation – Bruce Power (SON-BP) Collaborative Lake Whitefish Research Program. Technical document. August 2012. 121 pp.
  • Overdyk, L., Crawford, S., Gillis, D., Hanner, R., Binns, A. (2012). Recommendations of Larval Fish Sampling Methodologies. Saugeen Ojibway Nation-Bruce Power Collaborative Lake Whitefish Research Program: University of Guelph Research Team Report. Technical Document, June 2012, 30pp.
  • Gillis, D. (2011). A Review of the 2011 Harvest Database & Total Allowable Catch Analysis Report to the Joint Fisheries Council of the Saugeen Ojibway First Nation. Technical document. December 2011. 109pp.
  • Crawford, S., Gillis, D., Hanner, R., and Binns, A. (2011). University of Guelph Team Comments Regarding “Bruce A refurbishment for life extension and continued operation
  • Gillis, D., Angevaare, J., Rueffer, M., Horrocks, J. (2012). Analysis of Total Allowable Catch. Technical document. October 2012. 34pp.

Team Members

Current Members

  • Dr. Daniel Gillis
  • Dr. Kim Rollins, University of Nevada
  • Justin Angevaare (PhD Student, Research Assistant)
  • Michael Yodzis (PhD Student, Research Assistant)
  • Ross Kett (MSc Student, Research Assistant)
  • Devin Rose (Undergraduate Research Assistant)
  • Emily Rollins (Research Assistant)

Previous Members

  • Dr. Bob Hanner (Department of Integrative Biology, Co-PI CWLRP)
  • Dr. Steve Crawford (Department of Integrative Biology, Co-PI CWLRP)
  • Dr. Lauren Overdyk (Department of Integrative Biology)
  • Corey Alexander (MSc Student, Research Assistant)
  • Iranaeus Chan (Undergraduate Research Assistant)
  • Nik Krsic (Research Assistant)