June 2018 Announcements
Report fish kills
If you see a fish kill event this summer, please report it using this easy app: z.umn.edu/fishkill. Reporting a fish kill is an easy, helpful way to get involved with MAISRC research – it really makes a difference! When MAISRC receives a timely report of a fish kill, researchers are able to investigate the kill while it’s still going on, which allows them to collect additional data and capture sick fish for improved analysis. This results in a much better chance of uncovering underlying diseases that may be causing the kill.
Fish kills that include carp are also very useful because they may help inform MAISRC research on harnessing pathogens to control invasive common carp. Researchers recently confirmed the presence of viruses KHV and CEV in Minnesota waters, which are lethal to carp.
Congratulations to MAISRC's Science in Seconds winners!
In May, MAISRC held its first-ever Science in Seconds competition in which graduate students presented their research projects in three minutes or less. Congratulations to our winners, pictured here! Nicki DeWeese presented on spiny waterflea, Carli Wagner on starry stonewort, and Meg McEachran on baitfish. The winner will go on to represent MAISRC at the St. Paul campus Science in Seconds event this fall. Congratulations to all who participated!
Save the date: AIS Research and Management Showcase
Mark your calendars! The fifth annual Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research and Management Showcase will be held on Wednesday, September 12 on the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus. Learn about all the exciting work going on at MAISRC at this day-long conference filled with informative talks, hands-on demos, lab tours, and more. This is your best opportunity to learn about the latest findings in AIS research, useful management tools, and get an inside-peek into our state-of-the-art lab. Registration will open mid-summer – stay tuned!
Support MAISRC with a gift today
Our researchers are working diligently all across the state to address the AIS issues that are threatening Minnesota’s waters. Help us do this critical work with a gift today -- private contributions to MAISRC make a real difference and provide us with the flexibility to meet critical needs as they arise. Thank you!