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Invasive species
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Invasive species are a real problem for those working and living around the Great Lakes. They can be damaging to the ecosystem, particularly agriculture and natural resources, which in turn could affect the health of animals and humans. To learn more about different kinds of invasive species, check out the links below. If you are UW faculty, staff or student, please check out our recommended reading list. The Water Library also has a list of readings for Wisconsin Residents.

GLIN Invasive Species in the Great Lakes Region
The Great Lakes Information Network site details the aquatic species that threaten these inland seas and provides many online publications.

Gateway to Federal and State invasive species activities and programs. Very comprehensive.

US Geological Survey Nonindigenous Aquatic Species
General information, scientific reports, contact lists and more for vertebrate, invertebrate and plant invasive aquatic species.

UW Sea Grant Zebra Mussel Watch
Helps you identify and prevent the spread of zebra mussels. You can also report a sighting, ask a question online and learn about other aquatic invasive species.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Invasive Species
Features information about zebra mussels, eurasian watermilfoil, round gobies, purple loosestrife and more plus Wisconsin regulations regarding the control of non-native species.

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