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Assessment of the Invasion of the Asian Swamp Eels in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Juvenile Asian Swamp Eel captured from a backwater marsh to the Chattahoochee River, Georgia.


September 2014 - December 2018


The objective of this agreement is to support the study of an invasive fish species, Asian Swamp Eel (Monopterus albus) that occurs adjacent to and within management boundaries of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA). CRNRA manages, protects, and interprets the biota and landscape of the Chattahoochee River corridor and the Asian Swamp Eel is an invasive species that threatens the resources essential to the purposes of the park. Working with state and non-federal partners, this project will assess the invasion extent and reproduction-emigration potential of this species at CRNRA.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 10

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 7

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 26

Scientific Publications: 88

Presentations: 176



  • James LongPrincipal Investigator
  • Jeffery JohnsonStudent

Funding Agencies

  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area


Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
  2. Oklahoma State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute