Experimental Lake Erie HAB Tracker Focus Groups

Date: Winter/Spring 2017

Leads: Devin Gill (CIGLR), Mark Rowe (NOAA GLERL), Sonia Joseph-Joshi (UM SEAS)

About: Members of the recreational fishing community were invited to participate in focus groups to discuss their knowledge, perceptions, and information needs related to HABs in Lake Erie. Recommendations were provided for the development of the HAB Tracker forecast.

Funding: This workshop was supported by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.


  • Understanding the Harmful Algal Bloom Forecasting Needs of Lake Erie Anglers, Devin Gill [Presentation]
  • Gill, D., M. Rowe, and S. Joshi. 2018. Fishing in Greener Waters: Understanding the impact of harmful algal blooms on Lake Erie anglers and the potential for adoption of a forecast model. Journal of Environmental Management. (227): 248-255. (DOI:10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.08.074).



  • Predicting Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in Lake Erie: HAB Tracker, Devin Gill [Presentation]
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