Individual-Based Modeling: Application to Walleye Stocking

  • Charles P. Madenjian
  • Brett M. Johnson
  • Stephen R. Carpenter
Part of the Springer Series on Environmental Management book series (SSEM)


To effect the biomanipulation, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) has undertaken an intensive walleye stocking program for Lake Mendota since 1987. Over 1.5 million walleye fingerlings have been stocked into the lake from 1987 through 1989. Walleye stocking, albeit at a reduced level, is expected to continue through 1993, at which time the Lake Mendota stocking program will be terminated. Success of the biomanipulation is directly related to success of walleye stocking.


Yellow Perch Prey Fish Piscivorous Fish Oneida Lake Blue Gill 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Adams SM, DeAngelis DL (1987) Indirect effects of early bass-shad interactions on predator population structure and food web dynamics. In Kerfoot WC, Sih C (eds) Predation. Direct and indirect impacts on aquatic communities, University Press of New England, Hanover, New Hampshire, pp 103–117Google Scholar
  2. Buttner JK, Kirby J (1986) Response of zooplankton and walleye fry to cladoceran inoculation and fertilization of earthen ponds. N.Y. Fish Game J. 33:34–39Google Scholar
  3. Forney JL (1974) Interactions between yellow perch abundance, walleye predation, and survival of alternate prey in Oneida Lake, New York. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 103:15–24CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Forney JL (1976) Year-class formation in the walleye (Stizostedion vitreum vitreum) population of Oneida Lake, New York, 1966–73. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 33:783–792CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Forney JL (1980) Evolution of a management strategy for the walleye in Oneida Lake, New York. N.Y. Fish Game J. 27:105–141Google Scholar
  6. Forsythe TD (1977) Predator-prey interactions among crustacean plankton, young bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus), and walleye (Stizostedion vitreum) in experimental ecosystems. Dissertation. Michigan State University, East LansingGoogle Scholar
  7. Hewett SW, Johnson BL (1987) A generalized bioenergetics model of fish growth for microcomputers. Technical Report No. WIS-SG-87-245, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, MadisonGoogle Scholar
  8. Hushak LJ, Morse GW, Apraku KK (1986) Regional impacts of fishery allocation to sport and commercial interests: A case study of Ohio’s portion of Lake Erie. No. Am. J. Fish. Manage. 6:472–480CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Huston M, DeAngelis D, Post W (1988) New computer models unify ecological theory. BioScience 38:682–691CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Johnson BM, Luecke C, Stewart RS, Staggs MD, Gilbert SJ, Kitchell JF (1992a) Forecasting effects of harvesting regulations and stocking on prey fish communities in a eutrophic lake. No. Am. J. Fish. Manage. 12 (in press)Google Scholar
  11. Johnson BM, Stein RA, Carline RF (1988) Use of a quadrat rotenone technique and bioenergetics modeling to evaluate prey availability to stocked piscivores. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 117:127–141CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Johnson BM, Stewart RS, Gilbert SJ (1992b) Ecology of fishes in the Madison lakes. Fish Management Report 148, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison (in press)Google Scholar
  13. Laarman PW (1978) Case histories of stocking walleyes in inland lakes, impoundments, and the Great Lakes—100 years with walleyes. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Publ. 11:254–260Google Scholar
  14. Madenjian CP (1991) Limits to growth of young-of-the-year walleye (Stizostedion vitreum vitreum): An individual-based model perspective. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 48:1492–1499CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Madenjian CP, Johnson BM, Carpenter SR (1991) Stocking strategies for fingerling walleyes: An individual-based model approach. Ecol. Appl. 1:280–288CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Muth KM, Wolfert DR (1986) Changes in growth and maturity of walleyes associated with stock rehabilitation in western Lake Erie, 1964–1983. No. Am. J. Fish. Manage. 6:168–175CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. Post JR (1990) Metabolic allometry of larval and juvenile yellow perch (Perca flavescens): In situ estimates and bioenergetic models. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 47:554–560CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. Post JR, Prankevicius AB (1987) Size-selective mortality in young-of-the-year yellow perch (Perca flavescens): Evidence from otolith microstructure. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 44:1840–1847CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. Swenson WA (1977) Food consumption of walleye (Stizostedion vitreum vitreum) and sauger (S. canadense) in relation to food availability and physical conditions in Lake of the Woods, Minnesota, Shagawa Lake, and western Lake Superior. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 34:1643–1654CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles P. Madenjian
  • Brett M. Johnson
  • Stephen R. Carpenter

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations