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Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Aquatic Invasive Species Control

 

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

Asian Carp

Application of broadband sound for bigheaded carp deterrence
Principal Investigator: Marybeth Brey

Assessing the properties of DNA degradation in complex environmental water samples
Principal Investigator: Chris Merkes

Assessing the properties of RNA degradation in complex environmental water samples
Principal Investigator: Chris Merkes

Assessment of carbon dioxide as barrier to Bigheaded carp
Principal Investigator: Aaron Cupp

Bioacoustic manipulation of invasive Bigheaded carp
Principal Investigator: Marybeth Brey

Correlating seasonal trends and occupancy of bigheaded carp eDNA to land use and stream characteristics
Principal Investigator: Chris Merkes

Developing a portable LAMP assay for detecting grass and black carp
Principal Investigator: Chris Merkes

Determination of the Acute Toxicity of Model-based Candidate Chemical Toxicants to Native and Nonnative Fish Species in Static Exposures
Principal Investigator: Joel Putnam

Carbon dioxide (CO2) injected under-ice to enhance winterkill of invasive carps
Principal Investigator: Aaron Cupp

Evaluating the behavioral response of silver and bighead carp to CO2 across three temperatures
Principal Investigator: Aaron Cupp

Use of antimycin-microparticles and corn feed to control Common Carp Cyprinus carpio
Principal Investigator: Blake Sauey

Validation of a LAMP assay and field test kit to detect silver carp in a transport tank of baitfish
Principal Investigator: Chris Merkes

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

The Lethality of Hot Water and Ozone on Aquatic Invasive Species
Principal Investigator: Terry Hubert

Dressenid Mussels

Development of Targeted Delivery Techniques for Zequanox
Principal Investigator: Jim Luoma

The effects of 28-day exposure to elevated C02 on survival, growth and condition of the juvenile life stage of Lampsilis siliquoidea and Lampsilis higginsii mussels
Principal Investigator: Diane Waller

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

Evaluation of CO2 as a dreissenid mussel control tool
Principal Investigator: Diane Waller

Exposure-Related Effects of Zequanox on Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) and lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) Survival and Condition
Principal Investigator: Jim Luoma

Temperature-dependent toxicity of molluscicides to zebra mussels
Principal Investigator: Jim Luoma

Transformation methods for the glochidia of the spectaclecase mussel Cumberlandia monodonta
Principal Investigator: Diane Waller

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

Sea Lamprey

Dissipation of Niclosamide Downstream from Granular Bayer Application Plots in Lotic Environments
Principal Investigator: Jeffry Bernardy

Evaluation of lampricide residues in mayflies during and after a TFM:1% niclosamide treatment as a risk assessment to the federally endangered pipng plover (Charadrius melodus)
Principal Investigator: Michael Boogaard

Evaluation of the influence of total alkalinity on the toxicity of TFM to age 0 lake sturgeon
Principal Investigator: Michael Boogaard

Forensic Markers of Lampricide Toxicity & Mortality in Non-Target Fishes
Principal Investigator: Jeffry Bernardy

Sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) density estimates using environmental DNA surveillance
Principal Investigator: Nicholas Schloesser

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

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

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

Others

Evaluation of carbon dioxide (CO2) as a non-physical deterrent to round goby (Neogobius melanostomus)
Principal Investigator: Aaron Cupp

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

Increasing Efficiency and Throughput of eDNA
Principal Investigator: Jon Amberg

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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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