Model of Lake Michigan-Illinois River Zebra Mussel Metapopulation: Evaluating Possible Control Strategies
Major Goals and Objectives
- Identify the factors responsible for variable mortality and growth of Dreissena larvae in the Illinois River and Hudson River Estuary.
- Model the interaction of flow with growth and mortality to predict the spatial and temporal patterns of settlement across systems.
- Determine how larval dynamics contribute to spatial and temporal patterns of settlement in the field.