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Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Aquatic Invasive Species Control

Principal Investigators

Jon J. Amberg
Michael A. Boogaard
Mark P. Gaikowski
Terrance D. Hubert
James A. Luoma

Long Term Objectives

  • Conduct research to develop new methods for the control of aquatic invasive species or to mitigate the effects of aquatic invasive species through chemical, biological, or physical means.

  • Provide technical assistance to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission Integrated Management of Sea Lamprey Control Program in the Great Lakes in the areas of regulatory affairs, lampricide treatment efficacy, and non-target species risk assessment.

Short Term Objectives

  • Develop detection methods to identify presence, determine abundance, analyze behavior, and evaluate efforts to control aquatic invasive species.
  • Understand the physiology, dietary preferences, and habitat requirements of aquatic invasive species to enhance selective control methods that exploit their vulnerabilities.
  • Evaluate and develop methods for controlling aquatic invasive species through chemical, biological, and physical means while minimizing impact on non-target species and the environment
  • Provide technical assistance to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission in the area of regulatory affairs. 

Current Projects

Develop detection methods to identify presence, determine abundance, analyze behavior, and evaluate efforts to control aquatic invasive species.

Relationship between environmental DNA and fish movement and spawning with Asian carp in the Wabash River
Principal Investigator: Jon Amberg

Zebra Mussel Control Research and Evaluation in Minnesota Waters (LCCMR) – Assessing the efficacy of zebra mussel eDNA as a control measure prioritization tool
Principal Investigator: Jon Amberg

Relationship between fish presence and abundance in Arizona standing waters measured through standard techniques and environmental DNA
Principal Investigator: Jon Amberg

New Zealand Mudsnail eDNA marker validation and trout stream monitoring
Principal Investigator: Chris Merkes

Developing Quantitative Environmental DNA Surveillance for Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus)
Principal Investigator: Jon Amberg

Increasing Efficiency and Throughput of eDNA
Principal Investigator: Jon Amberg

Oral Toxicity of Rotenone and Antimycin-A in Asian Carps
Principal Investigator: Jon Amberg

Understand the physiology, dietary preferences, and habitat requirements of aquatic invasive species to enhance selective control methods that exploit their vulnerabilities.

Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Pseudomonas fluorescens Strain CL145A to Control Dreissenid Mussels
Principal Investigator: Jim Luoma

Understanding Xenobiotic Metabolism in fish as it relates to chemicals used to control invasive species
Principal Investigator: Jon Amberg

Digestive Physiology of Aquatic Invertebrates
Principal Investigator: Jon Amberg

Intestinal Physiology of Planktivorous Fishes
Principal Investigator: Jon Amberg

Assessing life history traits of Asian carp in established and emerging populations to identify and characterize vulnerabilities that can be exploited for control.
Principal Investigator: Brent Knights

Provide technical assistance to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission in the area of regulatory affairs. 

Sea Lamprey

Evaluation of a Glucuronyl Transferase Assay for Predicting the Sensitivity of Species of Concern to the Lampricide TFM
Principal Investigator: Terry Hubert

Residue Levels of the Lampricides TFM and Niclosamide in Moribund Sea Lamprey Larvae Following Exposures to TFM and a TFM/1% Niclosamide Combination 
Principal Investigator: Terry Hubert

Improving the Accuracy and Precision of Predictions of TFM-niclosamide Concentrations for Treatment of Sea Lamprey Spawning Tributaries
Principal Investigator:

Evaluation of the Acute Toxicity of 3-trifluoromethyl-4-nitrophenol (TFM) to the Snuffbox Mussel (Epioblasma Triquetra)
Principal Investigator: Mike Boogaard

Evaluation of the acute toxicity of 3-trifluoromethyl-4-nitrophenol (TFM) and a TFM/1% niclosamide mixture to the black sandshell mussel (ligumia recta)
Principal Investigator: Mike Boogaard

Register New Lampricide Active Ingredients and End-use Formulations and Maintain Registered Products in Compliance with United States and Canadian Pesticide Regulations
Principal Investigator: Terry Hubert

Develop Experimental Use Permits, Datasets and Develop Registration Plans for Sea Lamprey Pheromones in Compliance with United States and Canadian Biopesticide Regulations
Principal Investigator: Terry Hubert

Evaluate and develop methods for controlling aquatic invasive species through chemical, biological, and physical means while minimizing impact on non-target species and the environment

Asian carp

Use of Sound to Alter Behavior of Silver Carp and Bighead Carp
Principal Investigator: Jon Amberg

Using sound as a behavioral deterrent to Asian carps
Principal Investigator: Jon Amberg

Use of micro-particles to control bigheaded carps
Principal Investigator: Jon Amberg

Water guns as behavioral deterrents to Asian carp
Principal Investigator: Jon Amberg

Using Carbon Dioxide as a behavioral deterrent to Asian carp
Principal Investigator: Jon Amberg

Retention of Potential Piscicide Oral Delivery Formulations (ODF) by Asian carps: Effect of Particle Size
Principal Investigator: Jim Luoma

Oral Toxicity of Rotenone and Antimycin-A in Asian Carps
Principal Investigator: Jon Amberg

Identify Potential Compounds for Inclusion in a Toxicant Screening Program to Identify Potential Selective Toxicants for Control of Asian carp
Fish Toxicity Database
Principal Investigator: Terry Hubert and Joel Putnam

Synthesis of GD-174 (2-[digeranylamino]-ethanol) and its Derivatives
Principal Investigator: Tammy Clark

Mussels

Efficacy of Pseudomonas fluorescens, strain CL145A, SDP (Zequanox®) for controlling zebra mussels within Lake Minnetonka, MN enclosures
Principal Investigator: Jim Luoma

Use of electrified fields to control dreissenid mussels
Principal Investigator: Jim Luoma

Exposure-related effects of Zequanox on lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) and lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) survival and condition
Principal Investigator: Jim Luoma

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Silver Carp Video | Quicktime video

 

Lake Trout with attached sea lamprey
Lake Trout with attached sea lamprey

Technical assistance in support of Sea Lamprey Control Program
Technical assistance in support of Sea Lamprey Control Program

Juvenile bighead carp
Juvenile bighead carp

Zebra mussels on native mussel
Zebra mussels on native mussel

 


Michigan Department of Natural Resources: Identification of Juvenile
Asian carp video
(all Asian carp and native fish were provided by USGS).

 

 

 

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