Asian Carp Canada Webinar
Asian Carp threaten to invade the Great lakes which could have negative ecological, economic and social consequences. two of the four species in particular, Bighead and Silver Carp, are a large threat due to their diet. They are voracious plankton feeders and have the potential to disrupt food webs. This webinar will be presented by three speakers. Dr. Edward Rutherford is a Research Fishery Biologist at NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory where he focuses on population dynamics, early life history and habitat of Great Lakes and marine fishes. Dr. Doran Mason is a Research Ecologist at NOAA and his speciality is quantitative aquatic ecology. Jenny Apriesnig is a Ph.D. candidate at Colorado State University where she develops models to examine fisheries and invasive species issues. This webinar will discuss the potential effects that a Silver and Bighead Carp invasion could have on Great Lakes food webs.