Presentation at the IL-AFS Conference

Many of the results of our work are rolling in! Our new collaborator, North Joffe-Nelson, a master’s student at the University of Illinois, shared findings at the Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society annual meeting on March 11th. His talk, entitled “Great Lakes Anglers’ preferences for future fishing scenarios influenced by the spread of […]

Angler Workshops

As we reach the end of 2020, we wanted to share one highlight from the past year: connecting with anglers to discuss invasive species! In early March, our team was invited to participate in a workshop hosted by IL-IN seagrant where we provided an overview of the project and engaged people in further discussion about […]

Welcome, Alexa!

This summer, we have a new intern joining the AIS team. Alexa Smith is an undergradate at the University of Illinois whose interests broadly lie in sustainability in the corporate sector. She is excited to explore the issue of aquatic invasive species as well, and we are excited to work with her to develop project […]

Winter 2019-2020 Conferences

While we’re currently teleworking in line with public health guidelines, we wanted to reflect on some presentation opportunities we had earlier this year. Our PhD student, Elizabeth Golebie, presented some preliminary survey results at the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference in Springfield, Illinois, and at the Academy of Leisure Sciences Symposium, in Champaign, Illinois. We […]

Intern Update

Another one of our current interns, Seoyeon Jang, has been working on a literature review regarding the human dimensions of AIS to analyze research trends and suggest guidance to future research directions. She had reviewed 30 papers that were extracted from the AIS project and found the need for further attention on diverse pathways, subject […]

Intern Project Update

One of our current interns, Meggie Gaddy, has been working on a spatial analysis as part of the systematic review of AIS literature. In total, she has produced 12 kernel density maps assessing the distribution of author institutions and the message frame and term usage each author employed in their study. This has led to […]

Survey Launch

We’re excited to announce that our team is finally launching a survey of license-holding anglers in five US states and the Canadian Province of Ontario! Our team has been working very hard to get to this point and we’re looking forward to the responses we receive!

Lake Committee Meetings

Our research team recently attended the Great Lakes Fishery Commission GLFC meeting. The meeting took place in Ypsilanti, Michigan and included presentations and updates from representatives of each of the five Great Lakes. We learned a lot about AIS research in the Great Lakes, efforts to minimize the impacts of sea lamprey and other invasives, […]

AIS Project Featured in the News

Our Aquatic Invasive Species project was recently featured in ACES News! Make sure to check out the article to learn more about the project and its implications for future AIS management:

Trip updates

Over the course of the past few weeks, there have been several exciting trips that our lab members have embarked on to engage with local fishery and natural resource stakeholders. A couple of our interns were given the opportunity to go on a week-long NGRREC field course, where they were able to get hands-on experiences […]