Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Sara M Creque-Thomas
Title: Senior Aquatic Ecologist
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Lake Michigan Biological Station
400 17th St.
Zion, IL 60099
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Location: LMBS
Phone: 847-872-8677
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Habitat and aquatic communities along the Illinois shoreline.
Diet overlap of native and non-native fishes.
Growth and survival of nearshore fishes in the Illinois waters of Lake Michigan.
Better quantification and understanding of microzooplankton/rotifer communities and abundance in Lake Michigan.
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Happel, A., Creque, S., Rinchard, J., Höök, T., Bootsma, H., Janssen, J., Jude, D., Czesny, S.   2015.  Exploring yellow perch diets in Lake Michigan through stomach content, fatty acids, and stable isotope ratios. Journal of Great Lakes Research.

Happel, A., Lafountain, J., Creque, S., Rinchard, J., Höök, T., Bootsma, H., Janssen, J., Jude, D., Czesny, S. 2015.  Spatio-temporal description of Lake Michigan spottail shiner (Notropis hudsonius) diets through fatty acid profiles.  Journal of Great Lakes Research.

Weber, M.J., B.C. Ruebush, S.M. Creque, R.A. Redman, S.J. Czesny, D.H. Wahl, J.M. Dettmers.  2015. Early life history of alewife Alosa psuedoharengus in southwestern Lake Michigan.  Journal of Great Lakes Research.  41:436-447.

Peters, J.A., M.J.  Cooper, S.M. Creque, M.S.  Kornis, J.T.  Maxted, W.L. Perry, F.W. Schueler, T.P. Simon, C.A. Taylor, R.F. Thoma, D. G. Uzarski, D.M. Lodge.  2014.  Historical changes and current status of crayfish diversity and distribution in the Laurentian Great Lakes.  Journal of Great Lakes Research.

Creque, S.M. and S.J. Czesny. 2012. Diet overlap of non-native alewife with native yellow perch and spottail shiner in nearshore waters of southwestern Lake Michigan, 2000-2007. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 21:207-221.

Creque, S.M., K.M. Stainbrook, D.C. Glover, S.J. Czesny and J.M. Dettmers. 2010. Mapping bottom
substrate in Illinois waters of Lake Michigan: linking substrate to biology. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36:780-789.

Sparks, R. E., T.L. Barkley, S.M. Creque, J.M. Dettmers and K.M. Stainbrook. 2011. Evaluation of a fish
dispersal barrier in the Chicago Sanitary and Shipping Canal. In Proceedings of "Invasive Asian Carps in North America: a forum on their biology and management".  Ed. D.C. Chapman and M. Hoff.  American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.
Creque, S.M., J.M. Dettmers, M.J. Raffenberg, and W.B. Brofka.  2006.  If you build it, will they come? Fish and angler use at a freshwater artificial reef.  North American Journal of Fisheries  Management 26:702-713.
Creque, S.M., E.S. Rutherford, and T. Zorn.  2005.  Use of GIS-derived landscape-scale habitat features to explain spatial patterns of fish densities in Michigan Rivers.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management 25:1411-1425.
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American Fisheries Society (National, Illinois Chapter, Education and Equal Opportunities Sections)

MS, Resource Ecology & Management, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2002

BS, Water Resources & Environmental Biology, Heidelberg University, Tiffin, OH, 1999

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