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Uncovering How Clean is Clean: Great Lakes Invasive Species

Year Awarded: 2014
Awarded: $542,000
Team Leader:  Pennsylvania State University, Northeast-Midwest Institute

Invasive Species Prevention – Learning from the Lakes from Great Lakes Protection Fund on Vimeo.


This work will lead to fewer successful invasions of the Great Lakes by aquatic nuisance species. The team will do this by continuing the work that they began under a previously supported project to develop methods that will determine how the invasion risks vary with the numbers of invasive organisms released into the environment.

As these methods are established, work can begin to create receiving water standards that protect the Lakes from invasions. Such science-based receiving water standards would serve to complement the technology-based standards and judgment-based practices now common.