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University for Seniors Study Group: Aquatic Invasive Species: Management, Policy, and Emerging Issues

February 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2011
9:00-11:00 A.M.
115 Kirby Student Center
1120 Kirby Drive
University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, MN 55812

This four-part short course will examine the complexity of aquatic invasive species (AIS) management and policy. Experts on AIS from Minnesota Sea Grant will provide lectures, show video, and facilitate discussion. Participants will learn about AIS, approaches being used to address AIS, and emerging issues.

Our region is currently battling many AIS including zebra and quagga mussels, common carp, purple loosestrife, and sea lamprey. New species could arrive and cause problems such as Asian carp. Presenters will discuss why AIS are a problem in Minnesota and Lake Superior, and what is being done to address AIS through management and policy in the Great Lakes and beyond.

For more information about University for Seniors Study Group, contact: cschweig@d.umn.edu.

Dates and Times: (all 9:00-11:00 A.M.)

  • February 7: Threats of Aquatic Invasive Species in Minnesota Waters: Challenges and Opportunities. Doug Jensen, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator
  • February 14: Impacts of Aquatic Invasive Species on Lake Superior. Jeff Gunderson, Director and Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Educator
  • February 21: Invaders From the Sea: Aquatic Invasive Species and Ballast Water. Marte Thabes Kitson, AIS Assistant Education Specialist and National Park Service Liaison
  • February 28: Policy Approaches to Ballast Water Control. Dale Bergeron, Maritime Extension Educator

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