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Lake Michigan Biological Station

Invasive Species Outreach

The Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant AIS outreach team is part of the Illinois Natural History Survey Lake Michigan Biological Station, and is housed at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL. The staff conducts outreach specifically on aquatic invasive species (AIS), which are non-native freshwater organisms that become established in our natural waterways and cause negative environmental and/or economic impacts. 

Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Electric Dispersal Barrier

Observing movements of tagged common carp and their ability to pass through the electric barrier designed to prevent the passage of fish, specifically Asian carp.

Round Goby effects on Zebra Mussels

Exploring the relationship between round goby presence and zebra mussel abundance.  There is some evidence that round goby have reduced zebra mussel density on rocky reefs in Lake Michigan.  This study examines this in an experiment designed to test these relationships.

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