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Daniel Yule


Research Fishery Biologist Lake Superior Biological Station Email: Phone: (715) 682-6163 ext. 13 Fax: (715) 682-6511 Professional Page:


B.S., (Biology), University of Wisconsin at River Falls, 1989
M.S., (Fishery Management), Utah State University, 1992

Current Studies

Using Historic Data to Confirm Contemporary Identifications of Lake Superior Coregonid Species

During 2011-2012, USGS-Great Lakes Science Center partnered with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources to gather upwards of 2500 digital photographs of coregonids, saving the front half of their bodies so we could recover their gillrakers. With this proposal, we seek funding to hire a student intern over the summer to analyze these collections. We have 2 objectives: 1) determine if the two collecting agencies are identifying coregonid species similar to Koelz (1929), and 2) determine the degree that status information of each species varies depending on the field identifications and the species assignments developed with our DF model. This project is relevant to native people because many band members hold fishing rights that could be negatively impacted depending on decisions levied by ESA. Since the study of Koelz (1929) anchors our understanding of the status of current populations, it is critical that we demonstrate that coregonid species are being identified as they were in the past.

Principal Investigator: Dan Yule

Recent Publications

Louise Chavarie, Andrew M. Muir, Mara S. Zimmerman, Shauna M. Baillie, Michael J. Hansen, Nancy A. Nate, Daniel L. Yule, Trevor Middel, Paul Bentzen, and Charles C. Krueger 2016. Challenge to the model of lake charr evolution: shallow- and deep-water morphs exist within a small postglacial lake. John Wiley & Sons . Biological Journal of the Linnean Society .
Contribution #2083
Imed Djemali, Jean Guillard, and Daniel L. Yule 2016. Seasonal and diel effects on acoustic fish biomass estimates: application to a shallow reservoir with untargeted common carp (Cyprinus carpio). CSIRO Publishing . Marine & Freshwater Research .
Contribution #2024
Randy L. Eshenroder, Paul Vecsei, Owen T. Gorman, Daniel L. Yule, Thomas C. Pratt, Nicholas E. Mandrak, David B. Bunnell, and Andrew M. Muir 2016. Ciscoes (Coregonus, Subgenus Leucichthys) of the Laurentian Great Lakes and Lake Nipigon. Great Lakes Fishery Commission .
Contribution #2096
Jared T. Myers, Daniel L. Yule, Michael L. Jones, Tyler D. Ahrenstorff, Thomas R. Hrabik, Randall M. Claramunt, Mark P. Ebener, Eric K. Berglund 2015. Spatial synchrony in cisco recruitment. Elsevier . Fisheries Research . 165 11-21.
Contribution #1896
Orlane Anneville, Emilien Lasne, Jean Guillard, Reiner Eckmann, Jason D. Stockwell, Christian Gillet, and Daniel L. Yule 2015. Impact of Fishing and Stocking Practices on Coregonid Diversity. Scientific Research . Food and Nutrition Sciences . 6 (11). 1045-1055.
Contribution #1949

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