MAISRC Showcase

2020 Showcase Agenda

Please note that sessions are concurrent. During the live presentations, you will need to choose one to attend. However, all presentations are being recorded and will be shared with attendees at a later date. 


Tuesday, 9/22


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


A statewide surveillance and early detection program for Minnesota.

Presented by Dr. Amy Kinsley and moderated by Meg Duhr


Engineered Genetic Incompatibility (EGI): Biocontrol of carp and other invasive species via genetic engineering 

Presented by Sam Erickson and moderated by Dr. Michael Smanski


1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Analysis of treatment outcomes to advance starry stonewort management

Presented by Wesley Glisson and moderated by Dr. Dan Larkin. 


Will property values cool as AIS heat up?

Presented by Dr. Shyam Thomas and moderated by Dr. Gretchen Hansen.


2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. — Break


2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Carp social behaviors and new removal strategies

Presented by Dr. Przemek Bajer and moderated by Kristin Loobeek. 


Lines snag spines! A field test of angling gear ensnarement by the invasive spiny water flea, Bythotrephes

Presented by Dr. Valerie Brady and Dr. Donn Branstrator.


3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. — Poster Session 


Wednesday, 9/23


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Lunch with a researcher

Curious about curlyleaf pondweed? Have a question about quantifying risk? Join a virtual lunch table and chat with researchers! We have created multiple lunch tables with varying topics for discussion. In this session, you have the option to turn your video and microphone on to talk freely with researchers and fellow attendees. Grab a sandwich, soda, and your questions!


1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


AIS impacts on walleye populations and mercury concentrations

Presented by Naomi Blinick and moderated by Dr. Gretchen Hansen.


The valuation of carp removal from watershed districts

Presented by Dr. Lucy Levers and Dr. Amit Pradhananga.


2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. — Break


2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Low-dose copper for suppression of zebra mussels in Minnesota lakes

Presented by Diane Waller and Angelique Dahlberg


Integrating genetics and herbicide studies to improve watermilfoil management outcomes

Presented by Dr. Ryan Thum and moderated by Dr. Ray Newman


Quantifying the risk of pathogen introduction via the live baitfish pathway

Presented by Meg McEachran and moderated by Dr. Nicholas Phelps.


Thursday, 9/24


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


New MAISRC research projects 1-4

Moderated by Meg Duhr


Exploring whether native pathogens can be used to control AIS 

Presented by Isaiah Tolo, moderated by Dr. Nicholas Phelps


Understanding the spread of starry stonewort and the role of climate conditions

Presented by Dr. Ranjan Muthukrishnan, moderated by Abigail Sullivan. 


1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


New MAISRC research projects 5-8

Moderated by Cori Mattke.


New, eco-friendly solutions to mitigate the spread of AIS

Pesented by Dr. Mikael Elias and moderated by Nathan Hoekstra.


A novel technology for eDNA collection and concentration

Presented by Akli Zarouri and Hamada Aboubakr, moderated by Dr. Abdennour Abbas


2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. — Break


2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Applying MAISRC research panel discussion — success stories from local resource managers

Featuring Patrick Selter, Justine Dauphinais, and Josh Maxwell, moderated by Meg Duhr


4:00 p.m. — Happy Hour

Grab a beverage and chat with fellow attendees about the past days’ presentations. We will have three ‘rooms’ open for you to join: agency, local and county government, and lake association. We created the rooms with the hope that they will spur discussion and future action. However, regardless of your affiliation, you are welcome to join any room you wish!