Control Networks

Title: Monitoring of zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) populations in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country.” File. Nº URA/010A/2011.

Amount: U$ 184.135,59.

Year: 2010-2013.

Area of Specialization: Control networks of invasive alien species.

Purpose of work: Monitoring of water masses for the early detection of larvae and adult populations throughout all of the CAPV territory, by taking samples of Dreissena polymorpha larvae, carrying out the sampling method based on the vertical sweep with a 45 μm pore-size plankton net and taking the physicochemical parameters in situ needed for the interpretation of the results. After analysis of the samples in the laboratory by personnel who are experts in the taxonomic determination of zooplankton with extensive experience in identification of Dreissena polymorpha