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Assessing risk of invasion of Oklahoma reservoirs by bighead carp and zebra mussels

ANS project in Oklahoma.


August 2010 - December 2011


The goal of this study is to conduct a risk assessment for the major reservoirs (>10,000 acres) in the state of Oklahoma on the potential for the introduction and establishment of bighead carp and zebra mussel. The results of this assessment will provide valuable information that biologist can use to help to target resources towards specific reservoirs that are most vulnerable to invasion. This threat assessment will also be a template for inclusion of other water bodies and invasive species in the state or region.


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



Funding Agencies

  • Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation


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