Metapopulation dynamics and control of the zebra mussel in freshwater and estuarine systems: the effects of hydrodynamics, larval supply, and embayments

Major Goals and Objectives

  • Monitor environmental factors and larval zebra mussel abundances in the Hudson River and contrast conditions in embayments and in the main river channel
  • Conduct dye studies near embayments to determine their ability to retain zebra mussel larvae
  • Use data from the Hudson River and our previous data from the Illinois and Hudson Rivers to determine whether side embayments can act as sources or sinks for zebra mussel larvae

Research Information

Principal Investigator:
Dianna Padilla
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State University of New York


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