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Asian carp DNA found in Sturgeon Bay

Asian carp DNA has turned up in Lake Michigan waters off Door County, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reported Tuesday. The single positive water sample for the jumping silver carp was taken May 31 in Sturgeon Bay near Potawatomi State Park.

Asian carp invasion requires battle plan, officials told

New technology is helping identify the presence of invasive Asian carp, but some researchers and state natural resources managers are divided over whether positive test results signal a threat strong enough to trigger an aggressive and expensive response. Scientists are deploying environmental DNA — or eDNA — identification techniques in...

Events For 2013 Shamrock Series Events in North Texas Area

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame's Oct. 5 football game against Arizona State at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, also will include a series of events throughout the weekend at various locations in the North Texas area. The Shamrock Series presented by Sprint annually includes not only...

Asian carp DNA not widespread in the Great Lakes

Notre Dame, IND. – Scientists from the University of Notre Dame, The Nature Conservancy, and Central Michigan University have presented their findings of Asian carp DNA throughout the Great Lakes in a study published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 

Notre Dame researchers using new technologies to combat invasive species

  A new research paper by a team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame’sEnvironmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI) demonstrates how two cutting-edge technologies can provide a sensitive and real-time solution to screening real-world water samples for invasive species before they get into our country or before they cause significant damage....

CSI: Invasives

  Great Lakes researchers are using new DNA techniques to track down and control the spread of invasive species. The techniques are sort of like what you see on all those CSI television dramas where scientists analyze DNA left at the crime scene and use it to prosecute the culprits....

What Would You Say?

Many American presidents of the past century have turned to the academy when the times called for rhetoric that informed and inspired as it brought the nation together. Father Hesburgh even drafted ideas for President Gerald Ford’s speech commemorating the bicentennial. So in the weeks before Election Day 2012 the...

Notre Dame receives grant to fight invasive species

Notre Dame is getting involved in the fight to protect the Great Lakes. The university has received a $599,931 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to develop technology for early detection of invasive species in the Great Lakes. "By stopping these species we can stop the ecological costs, but also...

Feds back research to stop Great Lakes invasions

JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer Updated 3:06 p.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Read the online version.   TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal grants will support stepped-up research into ways to prevent invasions of the Great Lakes by foreign animal and plant species, with special emphasis on refining techniques that detect...

Fish barrier vs. carp DNA: What to believe?

This piece is the third of the three-part series "Deep Trouble - A High-Tech Hunt for Asian Carp," by Dan Egan, reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. This story draws from research compiled since 2006. It involved more than 100 interviews and is based on a review of thousands of pages of documents,...

Chicago River becomes battleground test lab

This piece is the first of the three-part series "Deep Trouble - A High-Tech Hunt for Asian Carp," by Dan Egan, reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. This story draws from research compiled since 2006. It involved more than 100 interviews and is based on a review of thousands of pages of documents,...

Asian carp DNA proof confirms 'worst fears'

Under the protective gaze of Touchdown Jesus, scientists inside the Life Sciences Center here on the Notre Dame campus were examining water samples from Lake Erie last week, hoping they would never find what they were looking for -- evidence of Asian carp DNA. Then that troubling moment arrived, when...

Asian carp DNA found in Lake Erie

Genetic material from Asian carp has been discovered in Lake Erie water samples collected nearly a year ago, officials said Friday. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame, Central Michigan University and the Nature Conservancy detected DNA from the invasive fish this week when examining more than 400 samples taken...

Research shows invasive species cost the Great Lakes millions

A new paper by researchers from the University of Notre Dame, the University of Wyoming and the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands assigns a dollar figure on the cost to the Great Lakes from invasive species that originate in the ballast water of ocean-going vessels. David M. Lodge...

David Lodge attends White House Great Lakes event

David Lodge, Ludmilla F. and Stephen J. Galla Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame and a world-renowned expert on invasive species, was invited to attend a White House Community Leaders Briefing on the Great Lakes Region that took place today (Feb. 29) in the Eisenhower Executive...

Restoring the Natural Divide

The Great Lakes Commission and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, with support from six funders, embarked on a project in July 2010 to identify engineering options for Chicago's waterway system that will prevent interbasin movement of aquatic invasive species, including Asian carp. The expedited study, now completed,...