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Detecting and Predicting Aquatic Invasive Species Transmission Via Seaplanes in Alaska

Original Title: Detecting and Predicting Aquatic Invasive Species Transmission Via Seaplanes
Principal Investigator
Tobias Schwoerer

Dates

Release Date
2021
Start Date
2021-05-01
End Date
2025-05-01

Summary

Elodea spp. (Elodea) is Alaska’s first known invasive aquatic plant, first discovered in urban lakes in 2010. The combination of human pathways and climate change related shifts in seasonality and temperature have resulted in Elodea’s range expansion into Alaska’s freshwater resources. Elodea transmission often occurs when plant fragments get entangled in seaplane rudders and are carried to remote waterbodies where they quickly establish dense plant growth. This growth inhibits seaplane access and drastically alters aquatic ecosystems. Recent research showed that Elodea can have significant negative impacts on parks, subsistence, aviation‐related recreation, and Alaska’s salmon fisheries. For example, the economic loss for commercial [...]

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Contacts

Principal Investigator :
Tobias Schwoerer
Co-Investigator :
Frank Witmer
CMS Group :
Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASC) Program
Funding Agency :
Alaska CASC

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Alaskan Mountain range; Credit: Eric Vance.
Alaskan Mountain range; Credit: Eric Vance.

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  • Alaska CASC
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