Common carp are one of the most widespread invasive fish worldwide. On February 28, MAISRC researcher Przemek Bajer will present a brief history of common carp introductions around the world, explain their impacts on lake ecosystems, and discuss some of the new and innovative tools used in carp management.
Key topics include:
Effects of carp on shallow lakes, including systems that historically served as key habitat for migratory waterfowl,
Results of whole-lake carp removal efforts in the US and elsewhere, and
Why carp should be considered while developing nutrient reductions strategies for shallow lakes in agricultural and urban watersheds.
Przemek Bajer is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota and MAISRC Fellow. For the past 13 years he has been working on various aspects of common carp ecology and management in Minnesota and elsewhere and has contributed to the development of several novel management strategies for carp. He is also the owner and founder of Carp Solutions, a startup company that specializes in carp assessment and management.