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    Researchers Tatiana Garcia, a graduate student, and civil and environmental engineering professor Marcelo Garcia developed a model that predicts how Asian carp eggs will disperse after spawning that will help resource managers develop strategies for preventing spread of the invasive species to the Great Lakes.

    Researchers Tatiana Garcia, a graduate student, and civil and environmental engineering professor Marcelo Garcia developed a model that predicts how Asian carp eggs will disperse after spawning that will help resource managers develop strategies for preventing spread of the invasive species to the Great Lakes.

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      Researchers Tatiana Garcia, a graduate student, and civil and environmental engineering professor Marcelo Garcia developed a model that predicts how Asian carp eggs will disperse after spawning that will help resource managers develop strategies for preventing spread of the invasive species to the Great Lakes.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      The FluEgg model tracks a clutch of eggs from the point of spawning (Top left, dark blue) through time as the eggs travel downstream and mature. The model illustrates how the eggs will be dispersed in three-dimensional space within the water.

      Photo by Tatiana Garcia

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  • To reach Marcelo Garcia, call 217-244-4484; email: mhgarcia@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Development of a Fluvial Egg Drift Simulator to Evaluate the Transport and Dispersion of Asian Carp Eggs in Rivers,” is available online.