MAISRC focuses its research efforts on species that have been prioritized based on their proximity to Minnesota, pathway of spread, and impact. This list of high risk/high priority species is updated annually with the help of a 9-member inter-organizational Technical Committee (MTC) and with input from the Center’s Advisory Board and the Center’s faculty members.
Active research is underway at MAISRC on many of these species. We will expand our research to additional priority species as funding and partnership opportunities become available.
Species currently being researched at MAISRC:
Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum L.) is an invasive exotic aquatic plant that was introduced to North America in the early 1940s. It grows rapidly and tends to form a dense canopy on the water surface, which often interferes with recreation, inhibits water flow, and impedes navigation. Learn more.