The USGS develops strategies and techniques to understand and facilitate restoration of native species and habitats affected by invasive species. This is critical because control without restoration can leave the ecosystem vulnerable to subsequent reinvasion by the same or additional invasive species.
USGS Science and Technology Help Managers Battle Invading Asian Carp: A USGS Geonarrative
This geonarrative uses the ESRI storymap template to combine images, text, and multimedia content in a user friendly format.
If invasive bighead carp and silver carp spread into Lake Michigan, there would be enough food available for these particular species of Asian carp to surviveAsian Carp Eggs Remain in Suspension at Lower Velocities than Previously Thought
Laboratory experiments in flowing water using synthetic surrogate Silver Carp eggs demonstrate egg suspension at lower velocities than previously thoughtAsian Carp Would Have Adequate Food to Survive in Lake Erie
If invasive bighead carp and silver carp spread into Lake Erie, there would be enough food available for these species of Asian carp to surviveProcess Changes for Reporting Sightings of Asian Carp, other Non-Native Aquatic Species
Boaters, swimmers or other members of the public who see Lionfish, Asian carp, Zebra mussels or any other invasive or non-native plant or animal species have two options to report sightings
Simulation of hypothetical Asian carp egg and larvae development and transport in the Lockport, Brandon Road, Dresden Island, and Marseilles Pools of the Illinois Waterway by use of the Fluvial Egg Drift Simulator (FluEgg) model
Top Photo: Phragmites line a marsh at Sachuest Point. Photo courtesy of Tom Sturm, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.