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.

Research Information

Principal Investigator:
Daniel Schneider
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Completion Date:
Illinois Natural History Survey


Daniel Schneider
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