The Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC) was created to address the issues created by an increasing number of invasive plant and animal species threatening Minnesota’s lakes, rivers, and streams. MSI PI Nicholas Phelps (Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology) is the MAISRC Director. He uses MSI resources for his work developing eradication tools for invasive species.
Work by the MAISRC has been featured recently by several news outlets:
- (added September 13) KSTP TV: Experts Share Ideas for Controllling Aquatic Invasive Species at U of M Showcase
- Minnesota Public Radio: Invasive Starry Stonewort Found in First Hubbard County Lake
- The Daily Journal (Fergus Falls, Minnesota): Volunteers Discover Starry Stonewort Infestation
- StarTribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota): Crews Removing Thousands of Invasive Carp From Lake Minnetonka Headwaters
- Wisconsin Public Radio: Researchers: Invasive Mussels Not Widespread in Apostle Islands of Lake Superior