Integration of invasive mussel detection data in RISE

Project ID: 20055
Principal Investigator: Yale Passamaneck
Research Topic: Invasive Species
Funded Fiscal Years: 2020 and 2021
Keywords: None

Research Question

The proposed work will integrate Reclamation data on invasive mussel detection and monitoring into the data sharing platform RISE. The TSC and the PN Region have both collected large datasets of invasive mussel early detection results. These two datasets are not currently integrated with one another, and neither is paired with GIS or other tools for visualization and analysis. This project will work with IRO staff to add invasive mussel data to RISE and to develop tools for visualization of the data, including mapping of sampling and results, charting of temporal trends in the data.

Need and Benefit

Reclamation has amassed some of the largest datasets available on the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels. Integrating these data into RISE will greatly improve the utility of these invaluable datasets by combine them in a singe location and facilitating development of tools for data visualization and comparison with other Reclamation datasets. This resource will enhance invasive mussel research both within Reclamation and by external researchers working to control the spread of these organisms and control established populations.

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.

Integration of Invasive Mussel Detection Data in RISE (final, PDF, 1.3MB)
By Yale Passamaneck, Aaron Murphy, Roberto Cruz Romero, and Cavan Gerrish
Report completed on January 31, 2022

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

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Last Updated: 6/22/20