Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Missouri
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Missouri Project

Contrasting the thermal ecology of the native Coldwater Crayfish and the native Ringed Crayfish: do these species have similar thermal tolerances and preferences?

July 2015 - July 2016


Participating Agencies

  • Missouri Department of Conservation

we investigate the thermal preference and tolerance of the invasive ringed crayfish Orconectes neglectus chaenodactylus and the native coldwater crayfish Orconectes eupunctus in a laboratory setting to enhance our understanding of invasive species dynamics.