Learn more about MAISRC's research projects on preventing the establishment and minimizing the spread of AIS by clicking on their title below. Click here to learn about MAISRC research projects on control and management of AIS and detecting AIS. Funding for these projects is provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative – Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR), unless otherwise noted.

Current projects:

Evaluating innovative coatings to suppress priority AIS  Mikael Elias

Completed projects:

Decision-making tool for optimal management of AIS Nick Phelps

Updating an invasive fish and native fish passage model for locks and dams  Anvar Gilmanov

Evaluating boat cleaning station efficacy on the removal of residual water from recreational boats Nick Phelps

Estimating overland transport frequencies of invasive zebra mussels – Mike McCartney

Blocking bighead, silver, and other invasive carp by optimizing lock and dams Peter Sorensen

Evaluating zebra mussel spread pathways and mechanisms in order to prevent further spread – Mike McCartney

Eco-epidemiological model to assess aquatic invasive species management – Nick Phelps

Recognizing high-risk areas for zebra mussels and Eurasian watermilfoil invasions in Minnesota Nick Phelps

Ascertaining whether an enhanced bubble curtain could deter Asian carp movement into small tributaries in a practical manner; immediate installation of sound deterrents in the Mississippi River – Peter Sorensen