Informing policy and practice for AIS cases in the Great Lakes using lessons learned from the sea lamprey control story

Grant: # 1641

Grant Amount: $134,515.00

Board Decision Year: 2016

University of Michigan Water Center

Read, Jennifer (mvolch@umich.edu) 734-763-2642

2016 Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations Social, Economic, and Technology (SET) Research to Inform Policy and Practice - Social, economic, and technology research to inform policy and practice

Project Summary

Sea lamprey control in the Great Lakes has been an unprecedented success. This study will use a qualitative approach to assess and analyze the deeper knowledge of key individuals involved in Great Lakes aquatic invasive species (AIS) issues, compare this data to existing robust data from an ongoing sea lamprey project, and use the output to inform policymakers, managers, AIS technicians, elected officials, and the public about how to tackle current and future threats.