Accession Number : ADA139620

Title :   Report of Freshwater Mussels Workshop Held at St. Louis, Missouri on 26-27 October 1982.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Miller,A C

PDF Url : ADA139620

Report Date : Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 199

Abstract : A workshop on freshwater mussels was held in St. Louis, Mo., on 26-27 October 1982. This workshop was part of a project on mussels conducted by the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES), Vicksburg, Miss. as part of the Environmental Impact Research Program (EIRP). The purpose of the meeting was to (a) present results of the WES studies on mussels, (b) allow representatives of other Federal, State, and local agencies the opportunity to describe results of their studies on mussels, and (c) encourage members of the academic community and commercial shell industry and all other interested individuals to criticize and comment on Government-sponsored research projects dealing with freshwater mussles. The papers included in this volume deal with studies and projects that were designed to protect or inventory freshwater mussels. Included are descriptions of the Cumberlandian Mollusk Conservation Program of the Tennessee Valley Authority, results of inventories for mussels conducted by the states of Missouri and West Virginia, biological and natural history research carried out by the Virginia cooperative unit in Blacksburg, Va., and information on sampling and identification problems prepared by representatives of the Mississippi Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Zoology at the Ohio State University.

Descriptors :   *Mussels, *Environmental impact, *Environmental protection, *Research management, Workshops, Mollusca, Fresh water, Endangered species, Sampling, Inventory, Identification, Methodology, Industries, Commerce, Gems(Minerals), Beads, Aquatic biology

Subject Categories : Biology
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE