Invasive Species Studies
The Asian carp, particularly prominent in the news, along with the quagga mussel, zebra mussel and other aquatic species have invaded our Great Lakes and inland waterways, primarily through global shipping. The Root Pike Watershed Initiative Network (WIN) and Wisconsin Sea Grant are supporting ongoing policy and scientific analysis of the implications of this enormous change in the environmental status quo.
The Clausen Center has just published the occasional paper ‘Managing Aquatic Invasive Species in the Great Lakes: An Analysis of Policies, Politics and Stakeholders,’ by Professor Jerald C. Mast of the Department of Political Science. Other project principals include Professors Tracy Gartner and Scott Hegrenes of Biology and Environmental Science, and Robert Schlack of Economics.