October 2018 Announcements
Are you interested in developing creative and promising solutions for population-level control of zebra mussels in Minnesota lakes? MAISRC wants to hear from you! We are currently searching for a Research Fellow in zebra mussel control. This person will build on ongoing research in the areas of chemical, biological and genetic control, advancing the science in one or more of those areas and moving towards real-world application. Learn more and find information about applying here.
Request for Proposals coming soon
Calling all researchers: keep your eyes open for our RFP, which will be announced next week! Projects will need to address one of our forty priority species. Additional information and application instructions will be released soon!
Driven to Discover: Enlisting passionate community members to protect Minnesota’s waters
Lakes are a part of the people of Minnesota’s identity. We all want to protect that. But there are 13 million surface acres of water in Minnesota—and a limited number of paid professionals available to prevent the serious threat of aquatic invasive species (AIS). So MAISRC’s Megan Weber and Dan Larkin are enlisting passionate citizens to protect Minnesota’s waters. Through the innovative AIS Detectors program, volunteers like Stephen Long and Cecilia Riedman are keeping these species from spreading to the pristine waters they call home. Watch the Driven to Discover video to hear the rest of the story!
Recently published papers
- Luoma, J., Severson, T., Barbour, M., & Wise, J. (2018). Effects of temperature and exposure duration on four potential rapid-response tools for zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) eradication. Management of Biological Invasions, 9.
- Mathai, P., Dunn, H., Magnone, P., Chun, C. L., & Sadowsky, M. (2018). Spatial and temporal characterization of epiphytic microbial communities associated with Eurasian watermilfoil: a highly invasive macrophyte in North America. Microbial Ecology, 94(12), 1–9.
- Knopik, J., & Newman, R. (2018). Transplanting aquatic macrophytes to restore the littoral community of a eutrophic lake after the removal of common carp. Lake and Reservoir Management, 1–12.
- Muthukrishnan, R., Sleith, R., Karol, K., & Larkin, D. (2018). Prediction of starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) invasion risk in upper Midwest (USA) lakes using ecological niche models. Aquatic Botany, 151, 43–50.
With the launch of MAISRC's new Research Fellowship in Zebra Mussel Control, we'd like to thank the Fletcher Family Foundation and Pelican Lakes Association of Crow Wing County for their support. Contributions like these magnify the impact of MAISRC's work by providing the flexibility to explore new research partnerships, think outside the box, and find practical management solutions. To learn more about the ways that you can support MAISRC, visit our website.