Using data about fish kills in Minnesota and Wisconsin lakes, plus water and lake-water temperatures, MSI PI Nick Phelps (associate professor, Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology; director, Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center) and colleagues have determined that, if temperatures continue to rise, so will the incidence of fish kills in northern lakes. These events will severely impact Minnesota fisheries.
This research has been featured on local media:
- Minnesota Public Radio: A Warming Climate Brings Dire Predictions for Minnesota Fish.
- KARE-11 tv: Study: Climate Change Will Make MN Fish Kills Much More Likely...and Complicated.
Professor Phelps uses MSI resources to support research into fish health and the management of aquatic invasive species.