The Population Dynamics and Ecology of Zebra Mussels in Inland Lakes

Major Goals and Objectives

The main objectives of this project are to:

  • Describe the population dynamics of zebra mussels in nine inland lakes (seven in Michigan, one each in Indiana and Ohio).
  • Measure reproductive output, larval abundance, recruitment and adult growth adult mussel density, size distribution and availability of suitable substrata within each study lake.

Research Information

Principal Investigator:
David Garton
Initiation Date:
Completion Date:
The Ohio State University


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