Evaluating Asian carp colonization potential and impact in the Great Lakes

Major Goals and Objectives

  • Develop a predictive model of Asian carp consumption and growth in the Great Lakes using a bioenergetics approach
  • Test model predictions with growth and consumption experiments in mesocosms
  • Predict where in the Great Lakes Asian carp are likely to survive by feeding on plankton
  • Provide initial estimates of the potential impact of Asian carp on Great Lake plankton communities

Research Information

Principal Investigator:
Walter Hill
Initiation Date:
Completion Date:
Illinois Natural History Survey


Walter Hill
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