Connecting People, Science and Management
If you are someone that is or has been involved in research related to zebra and quagga mussels, the Invasive Mussel Collaborative would like to know about it! The Collaborative is distributing a short (6 question) questionnaire to collect information about dreissenid mussel research, past, present and future. The Collaborative is asking for responses to the questionnaire by Friday, November 3. Click here to access the questionnaire.
The purpose of collecting this information is to facilitate collaboration and improved information-sharing and coordination of research efforts. Once compiled, the information will be made available on this website, and used to inform future efforts to advance research and management priorities for dreissenid mussels.
About the Collaborative
Invasive zebra and quagga mussels (Dreissena polymorpha and D. rostriformis bugensis, respectively) are causing significant ecological and economic impacts and the scope of these impacts has increased as they continue to spread from the Great Lakes across North America, from the Hudson River in the east to Lake Mead in the west.
The Invasive Mussel Collaborative was established to advance scientifically sound technology for invasive mussel control to produce measurable ecological and economic benefits. The Collaborative provides a framework for communication and coordination, identifying the needs and objectives of resource managers, prioritizing the supporting science, recommending communication strategies, and aligning science and management goals into a common agenda for invasive mussel control.
As research about invasive mussels and control methods progress we continue to update this website with relevant information. We invite you to participate in the Collaborative by attending our webinars, joining our email list or contacting us.