At MAISRC, the work doesn’t stop at the end of a project. For us, a key part of our mission is sharing what we’ve learned and making sure stakeholders and resource managers have the best information in-hand when making management decisions. In 2020, we hired a new staff position—Meg Duhr, Research Outreach Specialist. Meg’s focus is building relationships with lakeshore associations, local governments, and concerned citizens from across Minnesota. She is the connection between our research projects and the community members looking to implement their findings.
As of June 2021, Meg has approval through the University of Minnesota to begin traveling to local meetings and events to represent MAISRC and give updates on our latest research. We are very excited to get back out in the community and back on the water with you! Interested in having Meg join your lake association meeting or community event? Submit a contact form:
MAISRC also partners with the University of Minnesota Extension to host citizen science workshops and events through the AIS Detectors program. The events are held throughout the year and are open to the public.
Have a general question about our research or AIS? Use our contact form:
Every fall, MAISRC holds an Aquatic Invasive Species Research and Management Showcase on the St. Paul campus. This is the best opportunity for you to see our labs, hear from our researchers, and learn more about aquatic invasive species. Registration is open, get your tickets today!
The AIS Detectors Core Course is an introduction to aquatic invasive species (AIS) science, identification, and surveillance. You will learn how to report invasive species, best practices for preventing the spread of AIS, relevant rules and regulations, and how to search for AIS on your own.