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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, 2019 - January 30, 2019
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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 - June 14, 2019
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, 2019 @ 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…

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October 2019

International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species

October 27, 2019 - October 31, 2019
Le Centre Sheraton Montreal, 1201 René-Lévesque Blvd W
Montreal, Quebec H3B 2L7 Canada
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The International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species (ICAIS) is the most comprehensive international forum to address new and emerging issues related to aquatic invasive species in freshwater, marine and estuarine environments. ICAIS provides an international platform for the presentation of aquatic invasive species research that pertains to species biology, risk assessment, prevention, management and control methods, ecological and ecosystem impacts and restoration, outreach and policy. The 21st International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species will be held at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal, Montreal, Canada. The Conference…

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November 2019

Webinar: Using eDNA as an early detection tool for invasive mussels

November 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

 Recorded November 4, 2019 2:00-3:00pm ET This webinar examines the study and use of environmental DNA (eDNA) to detect invasive zebra and quagga mussels. Presenters: Adam Sepulveda, United States Geological Survey Adam Sepulveda is a research zoologist with the USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center in Bozeman, MT.  His research focuses on understanding the ecosystem and community-level consequences of aquatic invasive species and testing new tools for the early detection and monitoring of aquatic invasive species. He has been…

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March 2020

Webinar: Invasive and Native Mussels in the Great Lakes

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Please join us for a webinar hosted by the Invasive Mussel Collaborative examining the impacts of invasive zebra and quagga mussels on native mussels in Lake Erie and the Detroit River. The webinar will feature presentations from: Dr. Doug Kapusinski, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dr. Dave Zanatta, Central Michigan University Register here!

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