The Woodtick Press

Bruce Carlson, Author

Understanding Midwestern Aquatic Invasives

Aquatic invasive species are present in or threaten many lakes and rivers in the Midwest. To effectively deal with them or to prevent their introduction into your favorite body of water, it is important to understand them. In highly readable language and with numerous color figures, the author covers the most important invasive plants and animals from a variety of perspectives.

  • How they got here
  • How they spread
  • How they function
  • How they affect the local ecology
  • How to control them

For each invasive species, a box shows a high quality photograph, an up-to-date distribution map, criteria for identification and how to distinguish them from look-alikes. As background for understanding invasive species, an introductory chapter describes in layperson’s language how a lake is put together, how it functions and how the members of an ecological community interact. A final chapter brings things together with a general treatment of the effects of invasive species on a body of water.

In separate chapters, the book covers invasive mussels, tiny invertebrates, snails, Great Lakes fish, Asian carp, snakeheads, crayfish and invasive plants and algae.

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Book Details

Publisher ‏ : ‎ The Woodtick Press; Standard Edition (February 12, 2024)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 240 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8987072325
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.4 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches

How nature changes a lake from winter to winter, from year to year.
How nature changes a lake from winter to winter, from year to year.
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Fascinating and informative how Bruce has put together this great book. As a person who loves fishing and outdoors this book has more information you can use for any lake that will help you understand the why and why not and the reason fish are in certain areas of a lake . Each chapter is different and it’s so easy to understand and when your at a lake everything you see and here make’s sense. This is a great book for everyone who love the outdoors.