Connecting People, Science and Management

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.

Get In Touch

Erika Jensen
Great Lakes Commission
(734) 971-9135

Connect With Us

We're interested in learning about new research, resources and communication relevant to zebra and quagga mussels. If we've missed something or you have new a resource to share, please contact us.
Join our email list!