Literature Review/Synthesis

Project ID: 1609
Principal Investigator: Yale Passamaneck
Research Topic: Invasive Species
Funded Fiscal Years: 2016 and 2017
Keywords: None

Research Question

What are effective methods for mussel controls have been tried and tested, that might be helpful to Reclamation

Need and Benefit

This is an active literature research database for past and current mussel technology, which is accessible for Reclamation Management to search
for potential solutions to the facility issues mussel infestations create.

Contributing Partners

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Research Products

Bureau of Reclamation Review

The following documents were reviewed by experts in fields relating to this project's study and findings. The results were determined to be achieved using valid means.

Literature Review/Synthesis (final, PDF, 273KB)
By Denise Hosler
Publication completed on September 30, 2016

When mussels were first detected at Lake Mead 2007, it was suggested that a comprehensive literature review or synthesis to capture in one place, all of the most current available technologies pertinent to invasive mussels was needed. The objective of this project was to create such a resource that is regularly updated which would continually inform Reclamation's mussel research direction going forward. A comprehensive literature review was conducted and entered into an accessible database, Mendeley. The PI and his team conducted a comprehensive literature search and compiled an extensive invasive mussel on past research and available technologies. When possible, a full text PDF and all references on invasive mussel biology, spread, and control from scientific literature and government reports were collected. This Mussel Literature Synthesis database will include key word search capability and will be easily updated by the RDLES team in the future. Team members have also pursued other database share options such as Zotero, SharePoint, or a Share Drive location to ensure easy access for all SMEs. A final platform for the literature database has not yet been decided upon. A current bibliography will be available to the Research and Development Office, as well as other SMEs within Reclamation.

Literature Review/Synthesis (final, PDF, 491KB)
By Yale Passamaneck
Research Product completed on September 30, 2018

This research product summarizes the research results and potential application to Reclamation's mission.

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