Asian lecture set April 21 at University of Minnesota

Asian carp, feared and despised as a threat to native fish and other aquatic life in the United States, are an important food source and are revered for their courage and stamina in swimming upstream in flooding rivers in China.

And,  while the carp seem to be expanding their range in the United States, they are becoming scarcer in China.

On Monday, April 21, the University of Minnesota’s River Life program will present a lecture by Brian Ickes, a U.S. Geological Survey biologist who will take a global perspective on Asian Carp. His lecture is titled “The Irony of Carp.”

The lecture will be at 7 p.m. in the Best Buy Theater, located in the University’s Northrop Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary.

Learn more about the lecture. View video of an October  2013 lecture on Asian carp and their threat to Minnesota waters.  The 2013 lecture was delivered by USGS research biologist Duane Chapman and was sponsored by the Freshwater Society, the university’s College of Biological Sciences, the Minnesota Invasive Species Research Center and the university’s College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences.