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October 2017

Webinar: Approaches to Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Programs (no. 2)

October 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This webinar continues an examination of watercraft inspection and decontamination programs, focusing on voluntary programs within the Great Lakes region.

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January 2018

Webinar: Case Studies in Response to and Management of Invasive Mussel Infestations

January 19, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will examine methods, decision-making structures, and lessons learned from ecent response and management activities for zebra and quagga mussels.

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February 2018

Webinar: Influences of the Physical Properties of Water on Mussel Treatment

February 27, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar discusses recent research examining water properties and treatment efficacy for dreissenid mussels, and examines water temperature, high water conductivity, and the efficacy of carbon dioxide as a treatment method.

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September 2018

Webinar: Case Studies in Manual Removal of Invasive Mussels

September 6, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This webinar explores the decision-making process leading to manual removal, operational/logistical considerations and constraints, and lessons learned from a past removal effort and an ongoing removal effort.

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November 2018

Strategy to Advance Management of Invasive Zebra and Quagga Mussels

November 29, 2018

The Invasive Mussel Collaborative announced today that it has released a new strategy to reduce invasive mussels and their negative impacts. The Strategy to Advance Management of Invasive Zebra and Quagga Mussels is intended to drive investments, policy, and research around invasive mussels across the Great Lakes region and beyond. The spread of zebra and quagga mussels across North America, as well as recent advancements in the development of control methods, has generated significant interest in the management and control of…

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January 2019

79th Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference

January 27 - January 30
Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel, 100 Lakeside Ave E
Cleveland, OH 44114 United States
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The theme of the meeting is "Communicating Science to Fan the Flames of Conservation." This annual event will attract nearly 800 biologists, students, and scientists from local, state and provincial, federal, and tribal natural resources agencies, universities, and private companies across the 12 Midwestern states and provinces. Highlights include: nearly 400 technical presentations, poster displays, plenary sessions, networking opportunities and social events.

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March 2019

Webinar: Invasive Mussel Genomics: Innovations for Control Methods

March 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Recorded: March 8, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time This webinar is part of a miniseries on the genomics of invasive mussels hosted by the Invasive Mussel Collaborative. Part one of the miniseries covers the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's prize competition "Eradication of Invasive Mussels in Open Water." The first prize awarded in this competition proposed a novel genetic modification-based method for control. Presenters: Sherri Pucherelli, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Sherri is a biologist and invasive species research coordinator…

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May 2019

Webinar: Invasive Mussel Genomics: Sequencing the Dreissenid Genome

May 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Recorded: May 2, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time This webinar is part of a miniseries on the genomics of invasive mussels hosted by the Invasive Mussel Collaborative. Part two of the miniseries covers efforts by the University of Minnesota and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to sequence the genome of zebra and quagga mussels, respectively. Presenters: Yale Passamaneck, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Yale Passamaneck is a biologist with the Bureau of Reclamation’s Technical Services Center in Denver. Yale…

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June 2019

2019 IAGLR Conference on Great Lakes Research

June 10 - June 14
College at Brockport, State University of New York, 350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420 United States
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Fellow researchers from around the world will gather in Brockport, New York, on the shores of the Erie Canal for IAGLR's 62nd annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. Hosted by The College at Brockport, State University of New York, the conference will feature four days of scientific sessions and speakers focusing on our theme Large Lakes Research: Connecting People and Ideas. Mark your calendars for June 10-14, 2019. You won't want to miss it!

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August 2019

Webinar: Invasive Mussel Impacts on Fisheries

August 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

 Recorded August 1, 2019 11:00am-12:30pm ET This webinar examined the impacts that invasive mussels pose to native fisheries in the Great Lakes. Ecological changes caused by the invasion of zebra and quagga mussels were discussed, as well as practical on-the-ground fisheries management around invasive mussels. The webinar featured presentations from: Meg McEachran, University of Minnesota, Meg McEachran is a graduate research fellow at the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center. Her research on zebra mussels as a biology major…

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