Webinars & Videos

MAISRC Videos

MAISRC provides a variety of aquatic invasive species video content. You will find some of our most recent and favorite videos below. However, we have many more available for you on our YouTube channel! Get familiar with some of MAISRC's newest projects:

Multibeam sonar can map tens to hundreds of square kilometers of river or lake bed in a single day from a moving vessel. This project will study if multibeam sonar can distinguish among substrate, native mussels, and zebra mussels on lake bottoms. Learn more on the project website.
This project directly addresses an identified need for social science-informed management to target the behavioral dimensions of AIS spread via the large and complex baitfish pathway. Learn more on the project website.
This project will develop and test a non-toxic, new coating that can mitigate the spread of zebra mussels while minimizing non-target impacts. Learn more on the project website.
Researchers plan to survey Briggs Lake for C. fluminea on a monthly basis over the winter months to evaluate overwinter survival of the population present in the lake and engage volunteers/community members in the data collection process. Learn more on the project website.
In 2021, MAISRC began a collaboration with the Minnesota Zoo to develop a zebra mussel propagation system in the MAISRC containment lab. The project, which is using tanks more commonly used in jellyfish rearing, has made important advancements and is moving in a promising direction. Learn more on the project website.
Can we use viruses to control invasive common carp? This research is finding out. Learn more about this innovative work on the project website
AIS Detectors play a critical role in improving Minnesota’s capacity to detect, respond to, educate about, and manage aquatic invasive species.
Starry stonewort is Minnesota's newest aquatic invader. Hear from MAISRC researchers about what's known, what's unknown, and what we're doing about it in this video. Learn more on the project website
What happens to walleye when zebra mussels or spiny water fleas invade? This research is finding out. Learn more on the project website
How do spiny water flea stick to different types of angling gear? This research project is finding out, so we can tell anglers which gear they need to clean the most. Learn more on the project website.
Are recreational water users in Minnesota willing to pay a daily access fee that would be applied toward aquatic invasive species management at the lake that they use? Our researchers conducted in-person surveys at four Minnesota lakes in 2019 to find out. Learn more on the project website.

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Researchers at the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center are working on a novel method for controlling invasive common carp by introducing a synthetic species-like barrier to reproduction. Learn more on the project website.

 

 

AIS Detectors Webinars

See the full list of AIS Detector webinars on the program's YouTube channel.

Webinar: Scaling Up Carp Management Through Automation and Citizen Science

This webinar was recorded on November 30, 2021 as part of the Aquatic Invasive Species Webinar Series hosted by the AIS Detectors program at the University of Minnesota.

Webinar: Understanding Starry Stonewort Invasions in a Changing Climate

This webinar was recorded on November 5, 2021 as part of the Aquatic Invasive Species Webinar Series hosted by the AIS Detectors program at the University of Minnesota.

Webinar: Using Genetic Engineering to Combat Invasive Species

This webinar was recorded on April 29, 2021 as part of the Aquatic Invasive Species Webinar Series hosted by the AIS Detectors program at the University of Minnesota.

Webinar: What's in Your Bucket?

This webinar was recorded on February 17, 2021 as part of the Aquatic Invasive Species Webinar Series hosted by the AIS Detectors program at the University of Minnesota.

Webinar: Online Decision Support Tool to Inform AIS Surveillance and Watercraft Inspection

This webinar was recorded on December 8, 2020 as part of the Aquatic Invasive Species Webinar Series hosted by the AIS Detectors program at the University of Minnesota.

Webinar: Low-dose copper for zebra mussel suppression 

Hear from researchers Dr. Diane Waller of the USGS and MAISRC Graduate Fellow, Angelique Dahlberg as they share their research and findings on zebra mussel suppression in Lake Minnetonka.

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Webinar: Lines snag spines webinar

Drs. Donn Branstrator and Valerie Brady walk through their project seeking to understand which equipment poses the highest risk for spreading spiny water fleas to new lakes. 

 

2020 MAISRC Research and Management Showcase Recordings

Last year, MAISRC moved our Showcase to an online format for the first time. Despite being an untraditional format for our annual event, we were thrilled at being able to connect over 300 virtual attendees with researchers. All presentations were recorded can be viewed for free on our YouTube channel