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Acoustic Deterrent Emiquon Preserve
Acoustic Deterrent Emiquon Preserve
Acoustic Deterrent Emiquon Preserve

James Wamboldt (USGS – La Crosse, WI), Kelsie Murchy (University of Victoria - BC Canada), and Doug Blodgett (The Nature Conservancy- Illinois Rivers Office at Emiquon) testing an underwater acoustic deterrent for Asian Carp at the water control structure located at The Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon Preserve, Lewiston, Illinois in 2017.

James Wamboldt (USGS – La Crosse, WI), Kelsie Murchy (University of Victoria - BC Canada), and Doug Blodgett (The Nature Conservancy- Illinois Rivers Office at Emiquon) testing an underwater acoustic deterrent for Asian Carp at the water control structure located at The Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon Preserve, Lewiston, Illinois in 2017.

USGS Continuous Nutrient Monitoring in the Mississippi River Basin
USGS Continuous Nutrient Monitoring in the Mississippi River Basin
USGS Continuous Nutrient Monitoring in the Mississippi River Basin

USGS “supergages” are very complex. Continuous concentrations of nutrients and streamflow are measured at supergages and the information is available to the public in real-time.

USGS “supergages” are very complex. Continuous concentrations of nutrients and streamflow are measured at supergages and the information is available to the public in real-time.

Detecting Invasive Species in the Field: Portable eDNA Screening Tool
Detecting Invasive Species in the Field: Portable eDNA Screening Tool
Detecting Invasive Species in the Field: Portable eDNA Screening Tool

The USGS field tested the use of a portable hand-held kit for the detection of the environmental DNA (eDNA) of Asian carps (bighead carp and silver carp) in water samples as part of on-going invasive species detection research. The goals of the USGS-led research are to develop a method and kit that can be used on-site to detect Asian carp eDNA within one hour.

The USGS field tested the use of a portable hand-held kit for the detection of the environmental DNA (eDNA) of Asian carps (bighead carp and silver carp) in water samples as part of on-going invasive species detection research. The goals of the USGS-led research are to develop a method and kit that can be used on-site to detect Asian carp eDNA within one hour.

Asian Carp IPM: Demonstration Project on the Illinois River (Trailer)
Asian Carp IPM: Demonstration Project on the Illinois River (Trailer)
Asian Carp IPM: Demonstration Project on the Illinois River (Trailer)

USGS and partners conducted an integrated pest management project on the Illinois River to determine the effectiveness of combining multiple tools in limiting populations of Asian carp.

USGS and partners conducted an integrated pest management project on the Illinois River to determine the effectiveness of combining multiple tools in limiting populations of Asian carp.

Asian Carp IPM: Demonstration Project on the Illinois River (Full)
Asian Carp IPM: Demonstration Project on the Illinois River (Full)
Asian Carp IPM: Demonstration Project on the Illinois River (Full)

USGS and partners conducted an integrated pest management project on the Illinois River to determine the effectiveness of combining multiple tools in limiting populations of Asian carp.

USGS and partners conducted an integrated pest management project on the Illinois River to determine the effectiveness of combining multiple tools in limiting populations of Asian carp.

Unraveling Mysteries of the Common Loon
Unraveling Mysteries of the Common Loon
Unraveling Mysteries of the Common Loon

This podcast provides insight in to the life of the common loon as captured by research scientists with USGS using modern technologies. Scientists used satellite telemetry and archival geolocator tag technologies to gain critical information on migratory movements of breeding loons in the Upper Midwest to guide conservation planning.

This podcast provides insight in to the life of the common loon as captured by research scientists with USGS using modern technologies. Scientists used satellite telemetry and archival geolocator tag technologies to gain critical information on migratory movements of breeding loons in the Upper Midwest to guide conservation planning.

Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center Open House 2009/50th Ann.
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center Open House 2009/50th Ann.
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center Open House 2009/50th Ann.

Highlights of UMESC's open house September 2009. Commentary from the Center Director, Outreach Coordinator and Center Scientists.

Highlights of UMESC's open house September 2009. Commentary from the Center Director, Outreach Coordinator and Center Scientists.