August 2017 Announcements
Join us at the 2017 AIS Research and Management Showcase
Join us on campus on September 13 for a day full of informative talks, hands-on demos, lab tours, and more! Hear from the state's top aquatic invasive species researchers on issues like how AIS are disrupting the sportfish industry, controlling starry stonewort, stopping Asian carp in their tracks using locks and dams, getting involved with citizen science, and much more. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
New this year, please join us for a post-event reception featuring a dozen posters on additional MAISRC research that's being conducted by postdocs, graduate students, and research assistants.
Click here to see the schedule for the day, and here to read a description of each breakout session.
AIS ID guide now available
Want to learn how to identify key aquatic invasive species, and differentiate them from their native lookalikes? Purchase your copy of the AIS Identification Guide through the University of Minnesota Bookstore here! The book is printed in full color on waterproof, durable paper and bound with an expandable binding in case additional pages need to be added. Over forty species are included, plus tips for identification, maps, and more. All proceeds benefit the research and outreach programs at MAISRC.
Report fish kills and dead mussels
If you see a fish kill event or find dead native or zebra mussels while you’re out and about this summer, please report them to MAISRC. Dead specimen can provide clues about greater ecosystem-level issues and about specific pathogens that are present. Click here to report fish kills, and to report dead mussels, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your GPS coordinates or detailed site description, and photos of the specimens. Thank you!