Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Benthic Mapping

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Date published: May 21, 2018
Status: Active

Benthic Mapping – Illinois River Benthic Mapping to Support Invasive Asian Carp Research

According to the 2016 Monitoring and Response Plan for Asian carp in the Mississippi River Basin, there is little to no information regarding Asian carp behavior and habitat use in invaded areas (1). There are some studies and anecdotal information showing that Asian carp are occurring in certain macrohabitats, specifically the main channel border during low summer flows and backwaters during...