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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, [email protected]
- Meg McEachran is a graduate research fellow at the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center. Her research on zebra mussels as a biology major at the University of St. Thomas inspired her to pursue a PhD in conservation sciences at the University of Minnesota, where she is studying the risk of fish pathogen and AIS introduction via the live baitfish pathway.
- Jenilee Gobin, Trent University, [email protected]
- Dr. Gobin completed her PhD in the Environmental and Life Sciences at Trent University under the supervision of Dr. Michael Fox (as faculty) and Dr. Erin Dunlop (as adjunct faculty and OMNRF research scientist for the Upper Great Lakes). Dr. Gobin teaches Fisheries Assessment and Management at Trent and absolutely loves it!. Over the last year, she has also worked as a fisheries/research consultant for the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, who are greatly concerned about the lake whitefish and the fishery in Lake Huron.
- Dave Caroffino, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, [email protected]
- Dave is a Michigan native who began his education at Lake Superior State University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Management. He then went to the other end of Lake Superior and pursued a Master’s Degree at the University of Minnesota, conducting fisheries research in the Duluth area. He rounded out his education by earning a Ph. D. in Fisheries from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. For the past 11 years Dave has been the Great Lakes Fisheries Biologist for the Tribal Coordination Unit within the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Fisheries Division. He is involved with cooperative fisheries management with federal and tribal partners as they work together to implement the terms of the 2000 Consent Decree.