Aquatic nuisance species – evaluating the ecological and economic value of the 100th Meridian Initiative

Major Goals and Objectives

  • In what parts of the Columbia and Colorado river and reservoir systems are zebra mussels likely to thrive if they are introduced from infested eastern waters?
  • For those parts of the target river systems that meet the ecological requirements of zebra mussel, what a) environmental goods and services, and b) financial and commercial goods and services are at risk?
  • What are the costs and how effective are different prevention strategies? For the 100th Meridian Initiative, what is the most cost-effective level of investment in prevention and control?

Research Information

Principal Investigator:
David Lodge
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University of Notre Dame


David Lodge
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