Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Invasive Carp

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Date published: January 6, 2021
Status: Active

Database and web application for invasive carp catch data (Illinois River Catch Database)

Four types of invasive carp are currently found in the United States: black, grass, silver, and bighead carps. These species are fast growing, prolific feeders that out-compete native fish species and drastically alter the natural ecosystems they invade. To prevent the spread of invasive carp into the Great Lakes, the multi-agency Asian Carp Regional...

Date published: January 6, 2021
Status: Active

Database and web application for invasive carp telemetry data (FishTracks)

Four types of invasive carp fish species, are currently found in the United States: black, grass, silver, and bighead carps. These species are fast growing, prolific feeders that out-compete native fish species and drastically alter the natural ecosystems they invade. To prevent the spread of invasive carp into the Great Lakes, the multi-agency Asian Carp...

Date published: January 21, 2020
Status: Active

Registration of Carbon Dioxide–Carp

Invasive Carp Control: Carbon Dioxide

Registration of new fishery chemicals is critical to facilitate field research and give resource managers the ability to incorporate chemical controls as part of their Integrated Pest...

Date published: January 21, 2020
Status: Active

Invasive Carp Control: Carbon Dioxide

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is being evaluated as a chemical control for invasive carps. Recent work involves investigations on the effectiveness of CO2 as a tool to limit range expansion by blocking upstream migrations (behavioral deterrent) and manage existing populations (lethal control). Data generated from these studies are intended to inform resource managers decisions...

Contacts: Aaron Cupp
Date published: January 17, 2020
Status: Active

Carbon Dioxide for General Aquatic Invasive Species Control

Invasive Carp Control: Carbon Dioxide

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is being evaluated as a new fishery chemical for general aquatic invasive species control. Most research has focused on its effectiveness as a behavioral...

Date published: January 17, 2020
Status: Active

Effects of Carbon Dioxide on Non-Target Organisms

Invasive Carp Control: Carbon Dioxide

Chemical controls are a vital component of many effective Integrated Pest Management plans. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is being evaluated as a new fishery chemical for invasive carps...

Date published: January 16, 2020
Status: Active

Carbon Dioxide as an Invasive Carp Lethal Control

Invasive Carp Control: Carbon Dioxide

Management agencies often rely on commercial harvest for invasive carp population control. Piscicides, or fish toxicants, are an alternative method that could supplement Integrated Pest...

Contacts: Aaron Cupp
Date published: January 16, 2020
Status: Active

Engineering and Testing of Carbon Dioxide Infusion Systems

Invasive Carp Control: Carbon Dioxide

Management agencies have identified key pinch-points where there is a need to block invasive carp passage. Recent studies have shown that carbon dioxide (CO2) can be an effective...

Contacts: Aaron Cupp
Date published: January 16, 2020
Status: Active

Carbon Dioxide as an Invasive Carp Behavioral Deterrent

Invasive Carp Control: Carbon Dioxide

Introduction of invasive carps into public waters of the United States has resulted in a large effort to limit dispersal beyond the Mississippi River watershed. Navigational structures...

Contacts: Aaron Cupp
Date published: July 23, 2018
Status: Active

Assessment of newly developed acoustic stimuli for manipulating movement of bigheaded carps

Bigheaded carps, like other cyprinids, have specialized structures known as Weberian ossicles that increase their hearing range and sensitivity. Recent results from controlled laboratory studies have indicated that playback of a recording of an outboard boat motor was effective at altering silver and bighead carp behavior. 

Date published: February 27, 2018
Status: Active

Field Evaluation of Microparticles

With this study, we will validate the use of microparticles to selectively deliver a control agent to feral bigheaded carps. Prior controlled studies conducted in ponds at the Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC) in Columbia, Missouri indicated that microparticles could be used to deliver antimycin to bigheaded carps while not impacting non-target species like Largemouth Bass and...

Date published: February 27, 2018
Status: Active

Screening toxic compounds using cellular assays

This study is designed to be a high-throughput alternative to traditional methods of using whole fish assays to screen compounds for toxicity. This approach involves an initial pre-screening of a chemical databank to select molecules possessing characteristics identified as predictive criteria for potential toxicity to the fathead minnow, followed by cytotoxicity screening of selected...