The Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center brings together a wide variety of researchers, managers, and stakeholders to identify research priorities, conduct research, and implement solutions. Learn more about our team, our partners, and our plans for the future here.
We know that you value Minnesota's lakes, rivers, and wetlands, and that you believe in our efforts to find science-based solutions to aquatic invasive species issues. Now's the time to speak up and share those thoughts: ask your legislators to support continued funding for MAISRC.
MAISRC has multiple funding opportunities in the mix this legislative session - both research funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund and long-term stable funding to share AIS solutions through our outreach and implementation efforts. MAISRC is driven to find real-world solutions to the AIS issues facing our state and to create tools and resources to improve AIS management. Without continued funding, MAISRC will be unable to support new research projects this year or to sustain operations beyond 2023.
How can you help?
Show your support for MAISRC's innovative research and outreach programs by contacting your legislators today. Find out who represents you, along with their contact information.
MN Senate Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee
MN House Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee
Learn more and view our previous webinars
The AIS Detectors program at the University of Minnesota is jointly supported by the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center and University of Minnesota Extension. We create volunteer, citizen science, and educational opportunities focusing on aquatic invasive species issues. Our webinar series launched in May 2019 and features webinars on a variety of aquatic invasive species topics. The webinars are always free to attend and closed captioned recordings can be found out our YouTube channel. You can subscribe to our channel here
2021 Showcase is moving fully online
Each year, MAISRC hosts a Research and Management Showcase to share real-world solutions to Minnesota's aquatic invasive species problems. When we began planning the 2021 Showcase, we were excited to offer both an in-person and online experience for our attendees. As we began our planning efforts in the spring, the COVID-19 Delta variant had not yet risen to its current levels of cases or widespread concern. As a research center that works toward the goal of minimizing the spread of 'bad actors' into our beloved lakes, we found ourselves needing to take our own advice to reduce the spread of a different kind of bad actor. That said, we are moving forward with our Showcase this year, but online only. register for a ticket with a lab tour spot today!
A research team from the University of Minnesota it working to understand how the hybrid cattails affects nearshore lake ecosystems across Minnesota. Learn more