Limiting Factors and Ecological Effects of Zebra Mussels in a Southern Lake Michigan Drainage

Major Goals and Objectives

The objectives of this project are to:

  • Describe the longitudinal distribution of adult and larval zebra mussels in streams owing from colonized lakes.
  • Test mechanisms contributing to the apparent “settlement bottleneck” for zebra mussels in streams.
  • Test whether predators may influence the invasibility of streams by zebra mussels.
  • Measure responses of other aquatic biota to the presence of zebra mussels in lake-outflow environments.

Research Information

Principal Investigator:
Gary Lamberti
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Completion Date:
University of Notre Dame


Gary Lamberti
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