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Matthew T Barbour

Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Office Phone: 608-781-6371
ORCID: 0000-0002-0095-9188

Supervisor: James A Luoma
Three SAS code files were used to analyze data for this study and they included: 1) code to compare the weight of fish distributed to the tanks, 2) code to compare the survival of fish by treatment groups, and 3) code to analyze the weight and condition of fish at exposure termination.
Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) have continued their spread within inland lakes and rivers in North America despite diligent containment and decontamination efforts by natural resource agencies and other stakeholders. Identification of newly infested waterways with early detection surveillance programs allows for rapid response zebra mussel eradication treatments in some situations. Previous eradication treatments have been conducted during times of variable water temperatures and temperature has been shown to influence the efficacy of molluscicides. Natural resource managers would benefit from knowledge regarding the impacts of water temperature and exposure duration on toxicity of molluscicides to zebra mussels....
Alternatives to chemicals for controlling dreissenid mussels are desirable for environmental compatibility, but few alternatives exist. Previous studies have evaluated the use of electrified fields for stunning and/or killing planktonic life stages of dreissenid mussels, however, the available literature on the use of electrified fields to control adult dreissenid mussels is limited. We evaluated the effects of sinusoidal alternating current (AC) and square- wave pulse direct current (PDC) exposure on the survival of zebra mussels at water temperatures of 10, 15, and 22°C. Peak voltage gradients of ~ 17 and 30 Vp/cm in the AC and PDC exposures, respectively, were continuously applied for 24, 48, or 72 h. Peak power...
Two SAS code files were used to analyze data for this study and they included: 1) code to compare the condition of unique cohorts of zebra mussel test animals at 3 time points (pre-exposure, exposure termination, and post-exposure termination), and 2) code to predict the lethal concentration of test articles required to cause 50 and 99% mortality (LC50 and LC99, respectively) for each toxicant, exposure duration, and temperature combination.
Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha Pallas 1771) are a tenacious aquatic invasive species in the United States and new infestations can rapidly expand into dense colonies. Zebra mussels were first reported in Marion Lake (Dakota County, Minnesota) in September 2017 and surveys indicated the infestation was likely isolated near the public boat access. A 2.4-hectare area, containing the known zebra mussel infestation, was enclosed and treated for nine days with EarthTec QZ®, a copper-based molluscicide, in an attempt to eradicate the zebra mussels. We conducted an on-site bioassay to confirm treatment efficacy. The bioassay was conducted in mobile assay trailer that received a continuous flow of treated lake water...
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