Integrated Pest Management Approaches for Combating Aquatic Nuisance Species, Part 1

Monday, August 18, 2014: 1:30 PM-5:20 PM
2101 (Centre des congrès de Québec // Québec City Convention Centre)
Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) threaten ecosystems on a global scale. In North America, four species of Asian carp have invaded habitats from the southern Mississippi River to the Great Lakes, disrupting communities and displacing native fishes. In invaded habitats in Europe, Asian carp have caused the extirpation of Pike-perch. Preventing invasion of the Great Lakes by the species believed to be most damaging, Bighead Carp and Silver Carp, is among the highest priority for management and research agencies in Canada and the United States. In this symposium speakers will present their research on limiting the spread of Asian carp via Integrated Pest Management (IPM), in which multiple technologies and methodologies are simultaneously brought to bear on limiting the spread of invasive species. Presentations on individual technologies and how they are used in concert will demonstrate the promise of IPM for limiting the spread of Asian carp. Our objective is to share research results with other researchers and practitioners to demonstrate the value of integrating multiple approaches when combating invasive species and to gain additional insights on potential strategies for preventing further advances of Asian carp and other ANS. We propose a full-day symposium to focus primarily on efforts in the US and Canada, but the topic could be augmented with speakers from Europe and Australia, where similar control efforts are being undertaken. AFS members and attendees will benefit from learning about application of multidisciplinary research to practical management problems.
Patrick M. Kocovsky , Mark P. Gaikowski , David Glover , Marybeth K. Brey and Becky Cudmore
Patrick M. Kocovsky

Mark P. Gaikowski

David Glover

Marybeth K. Brey

Becky Cudmore

1:30 PM
Integrated Pest Management - a Brief Primer
Terrance Hubert, United States Geological Survey

2:10 PM
Established and Emerging Control Measures for Sea Lamprey
Dale P. Burkett, Great Lakes Fishery Commission; Michael J. Siefkes, Great Lakes Fishery Commission

2:30 PM
Advances in Alternative Controls for Sea Lamprey in the Laurentian Great Lakes
Nicholas S. Johnson, United States Geological Survey; Scott Miehls, USGS - Hammond Bay Biological Station; Michael J. Siefkes, Great Lakes Fishery Commission; Michael Wagner, Michigan State University; Gale Bravener, Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Michael Twohey, United States Fish and Wildlife Service

2:50 PM
Seasonal Variation in Sensitivity to the Pesticide Used to Control Invasive Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) Populations in the Great Lakes
Benjamin L. Hlina, Wilfrid Laurier University; Alexandra Muhametsafina, Wilfrid Laurier University; Aaron Jubar, US-Fish and Wildlife Service; Karen S. Slaght, United States Geological Survey; Jeffery W. Slade, United States Fish and Wildlife Service; Michael P. Wilkie, Wilfrid Laurier University

3:10 PM
Monday Afternoon Break

3:40 PM
Elevated pH: An Effective, Economical and Safe Tool to Control Release of Invasive Species
Christine M. Moffitt, University of Idaho; Barnaby Watten, US Geological Survey; Amber Barenberg, University of Idaho; Jeffrey Henquinet, Henquinet Consulting, LLC, PO Box 808

4:00 PM
Quantifying the Direct Movement of Fishes through the Welland Canal Using Acoustic Telemetry
Jaewoo Kim, Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Nicholas E. Mandrak, University of Toronto; David Marson, Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Becky Cudmore, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

4:20 PM
The Effects of Pulse Pressure Water Gun Technology on Rusty Crayfish (Orconectes rusticus) and Round Goby (Neogobius melanostomus) Non-Native Egg Predators in Lake Michigan
Randall M. Claramunt, Michigan Department of Natural Resources; Matthew E. Herbert, The Nature Conservancy; Tracy L. Galarowicz, Central Michigan University; W. Lindsay Chadderton, The Nature Conservancy; Jackson Gross, Smith-Root, Inc.

4:40 PM
The Effects of Seismic Technology on the Inner Ear of the Invasive Round Goby
Tristany Wagner, Smith-Root; Allison Coffin, Washington State University, Vancouver; Jackson Gross, Smith-Root, Inc.

5:00 PM
Control of Invasive Smallmouth Bass in South African River Systems: Overcoming Practical and Socio-Economic Factors
Darragh J. Woodford, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB); Stuart Barrow, Centre for Invasion Biology, Stellebosch University; Karen J. Esler, Centre for Invasion Biology, Stellenbosch University; Brian Finlayson, California Department of Fish and Game (retired); N. Dean Impson, CapeNature; Olaf L. F. Weyl, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB)

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