State of the Strait 2013

Setting Ecological Endpoints and Restoration Targets

October 28, 2013

Winclaire A in Vanier Hall
University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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The 2006 State of the Strait Conference compiled available data on 50 candidate indicators for the Detroit River and western Lake Erie. This conference was very well received and recommended that greater emphasis should be placed on quantifying ecological endpoints and restoration targets. It has now been seven years since that meeting. The 2013 conference will focus on progress in setting ecological endpoints and restoration targets for the Detroit River and western Lake Erie. Talks will focus on candidate indicators that are data rich and have a sound scientific rationale for identifying quantitative targets and desired endpoints. Further, talks will focus on the quantitative targets and endpoints that are being used to guide management programs like the Detroit River Remedial Action Plan, the Comprehensive Conservation Plan for the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, the Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan, watershed management plans, and others. Each talk will also evaluate the current state of development of each proposed indicator against a set of criteria to assess its adequacy, utility, and relevance (e.g., scale/responsiveness, feasibility, standardized methods, responsiveness, etc.). The conference will conclude with a panel discussion of next steps from both a science and management perspective.

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SOS Flyer 2013.pdfSOS Flyer 2013.pdf

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For more information, contact:

John H. Hartig

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
Large Lakes Research Station
9311 Groh Road
Grosse Ile, MI 48138
Phone: 734-692-7608
Fax: 734-692-7603

Steve Francoeur

Eastern Michigan University
Biology Department
316 Mark Jefferson
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: 734-487-0049

Jan J.H. Ciborowski

University of Windsor
Department of Biological Sciences
401 Sunset Ave.
Windsor, ON N9B 3P4
Phone: 519-253-3000 ext. 2725

Last modified: 09/11/13
by Ellen Green, University of Windsor