Methods Development to Predict Establishment Risk of Emerging Freshwater Invasive Species in the Great Lakes Basin

Major Goals and Objectives

This project aims to demonstrate the potential to use well-quantified niche shifts from established ‘avatar invaders’ to develop plausible distributions for similar emerging invaders. The study uses the red swamp crayfish Procambarus clarkii as an ‘avatar invader’ and the yabby Cherax destructor, as a data-poor emerging invader.

Research Information

Principal Investigator:
Eric Larson
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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Eric Larson
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