Press release

Media Availability: Zebra Mussels and Fresh Water

During Manitoba's Invasive Species Awareness Week, IISD Experimental Lakes Area is pleased to offer expertise to media on zebra mussels—one of Manitoba waters' most common invasive species—and the effect they can have on our province's fresh water.
April 23, 2019

The Province of Manitoba has proclaimed April 22 to 28 Invasive Species Awareness Week, and is continuing efforts to make the public aware of the negative effects invasive species can have on our environment.

IISD Experimental Lakes Area is pleased to offer expertise to media on zebra mussels—one Manitoba waters' most common invasive species—and the effect they can have on our province's fresh water.

Dr. Scott Higgins is an IISD Experimental Lakes Area Research Scientist who has studied the ecological impacts of zebra mussels across North America and Europe over the last decade. He has authored several research papers and book chapters on their impacts, and co-authored a national risk assessment of zebra mussels in Canada.

To arrange to speak with Dr. Higgins please contact Sumeep Bath at [email protected] or +1 (204) 958 7700 ext 740.   

IISD Experimental Lakes Area is one of the world’s most influential freshwater research facilities. It features a collection of 58 small lakes and their watersheds in Northwestern Ontario, Canada, as well as a facility with accommodations and laboratories for up to 60 personnel. By manipulating these small lakes, scientists are able to examine how all aspects of the ecosystem—from the atmosphere to fish populations—respond.

About IISD

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an award-winning independent think tank working to create a world where people and the planet thrive. Our mission is to accelerate solutions for a stable climate, sustainable resources, and fair economies. We shine a light on what can be achieved when governments, the private sector, NGOs, and communities come together to share knowledge, commit to change, and build resilience. With offices in Geneva, Ottawa, Toronto and Winnipeg, our research spans the globe.  

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