Want to learn more about the Asian Carp problem AND participate in the Water Theme Semester in only 15 minutes?
Please join us for this free 15-minute lecture, "Ecological Risk Analysis for Great Lakes Invasive Species: The 'Asian carp' is a Red Herring," part of the Shapiro Science Library lecture series "Science in 15 Minutes." This talk will be presented by Dr. Gerald Smith, Professor Emeritus, Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Geological Sciences, Museums of Zoology and Paleontology. Have the chance to talk one-on-one with a UM expert on Great Lakes fish species!
This event will take place March 16, 5:30pm, in the Media Gateway, North Quad [click here for directions]. The Media Gateway is most easily accessed through the door at the corner of Thayer and Washington Streets.
Abstract: Our ecological risk assessment for potential invasion of Silver Carp into the Great Lakes contradicts politicians’ claims. The Great Lakes are too cold, with insufficient food, and with strong potential for top-down control of carp by abundant predators. The risk of Silver Carp entry through the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal and damage to the Great Lakes fishery is minimal.