Bighead carp in the upper midwest river: competition with native filter-feeding fishes and potential threats to the Great Lakes

Major Goals and Objectives

  • To determine the extent of dietary overlap between bighead carp and native filter-feeding fishes in the Mississippi and Illinois river systems
  • To use data from the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program to examine whether specific environmental factors correlate with successful reproduction of bighead carp in the Upper Mississippi River System
  • To test the effectiveness of an electric barrier in restricting the spread of bighead carp

Research Information

Principal Investigator:
John Chick
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Completion Date:
Illinois Natural History Survey


John Chick
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