The effect of electric and carbon dioxide barriers on the risk of aquatic invasive species passage through the Chicago Area Waterway System

Major Goals and Objectives

  • Determine the effectiveness of the current electric barriers and proposed carbon dioxide barriers in the Chicago Area Waterway System at deterring the passage of invertebrate species from a wide range of taxonomic groups
  • Determine whether different voltages and frequencies of electricity affect the effectiveness of the electric barriers in the Chicago Area Waterway System at deterring species passage
  • Determine whether different concentrations of carbon dioxide affect the effectiveness of proposed carbon dioxide barriers in the Chicago Area Waterway System at deterring species passage.

Research Information

Principal Investigator:
Reuben Keller
Initiation Date:
2020
Affiliation:
Loyola University Chicago

Contacts

Reuben Keller
rkeller1@luc.edu