Creating Freshwater Preserves to Protect Ecosystems

Ecology and Environment

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) has posted a conversation with MSI PI Peter Sorensen, a professor in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology and member of the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center. Professor Sorensen spoke at the annual statewide conference on invasive species in early October. His presentation concerned setting aside “freshwater preserves” or “stewardship areas” in lakes and rivers to protect their ecosystems. You can hear the entire conversation on MPR’s website.

Professor Sorensen uses MSI for genetic studies that detect the presence of rare aquatic organisms.