Invasive Mussel Literature Resource

Project ID: 19138
Principal Investigator: Yale Passamaneck
Research Topic: Invasive Species
Funded Fiscal Years: 2019, 2020 and 2021
Keywords: None

Research Question

Invasive quagga and zebra mussels present a significant risk to US Bureau of Reclamation operations and
infrastructure. They have the potential to disrupt USBR operations and to cause damage to infrastructure leading to
expensive repairs. A number of initiatives are currently underway at Reclamation to look at invasive mussels, including
their spread, their economic impact, and potential methods for control in Reclamation infrastructure and open water
environments. A centralized resource for accessing scientific literature and reports on invasive mussels will serve as a
resource for these and other projects.

Need and Benefit

Multiple projects in USBR are currently investigating the spread, impacts, economics, and potential control of invasive
mussels. These aand future projects rely in part on a review of the scientific literature to understand the state of
knowledge on the subject and what work as has already been done.

Contributing Partners

Contact the Principal Investigator for information about partners.

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.

Invasive Mussel Literature Resource (final, PDF, 1.1MB)
By Yale Passamaneck
Report completed on September 30, 2021

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

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Last Updated: 6/22/20