Invasive Species Biology and Ecology
In order to develop strategies for controlling or eliminating invasive species, scientists need to understand how these species function, both inside and out. The GLSC conducts research on a suite of species to understand their internal biology and also their outward patterns of behavior. For example, scientists study the spawning locations and migration routes of adult sea lamprey, as well as the lamprey’s behavioral response to electrical current in order to develop treatment and trapping technologies. Scientists also study the conditions and processes enabling the spread of invasive plat species in order to identify weak links to exploit through management approaches.