Current research projects
- Quantifying heterogeneous impacts of invasive zebra mussels on walleye habitat, food webs, and mercury concentrations
- Local and landscape-level effectiveness of aquatic invasive species prevention
- Managing water quality and invasive macrophytes to promote healthy native aquatic plant communities
- Identifying characteristics of invasion prone waterbodies
The AIS Detectors program trains individuals to make credible aquatic invasive species reports to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Starry Trek is a statewide search for starry stonewort and other aquatic invasive species that happens every August. Participants arrive at a local training site near them to receive their training, equipment and lake monitoring route and then spend the morning searching local lakes.