US Long-Term Ecological Research Network

Boater behavior and species invasion

An important aspect of aquatic invasive species (AIS) management is the role humans play in their dispersal. For the spread of AIS among inland lakes, the typical pathway for dispersal is boaters moving from lake to lake. We aim to develop a spatial dynamic model of species invasions within a freshwater lake system in which a set of managing agents is concerned with the inter-seasonal spread of invasive species across lakes (where a season is defined in this case as the annual boating season), and recreational boaters/anglers make a series of intra-seasonal trip decisions to maximize random utility during the course of the season, subject to the actions taken by the manager.

North Temperate Lakes LTER: Boat Traffic Through Yahara Locks 1976 - 2011

Abstract
One of the dominant uses of the Madison area lakes is for boating. In order to develop a long term data set on the temporal fluctuations and trends in such activity, the LTER project has obtained records of boat traffic that passes through the locks at the head of the Yahara River on its stretch between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona. This data was gathered by the Dane County Department of Public Works as part of the County's ongoing monitoring of its own facilities and their use. This data set will be augmented as the Department of Public Works makes updates available. Sampling Frequency: tallied daily April through October; exact starting dates vary each year Number of sites: 1
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Dataset ID
15
Date Range
-
Maintenance
ongoing
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Methods
This data has been and will continue to be gathered by the Dane County Department of Public Works as part of the County s ongoing monitoring of its own facilities and their use.
Short Name
NTLLC01
Version Number
24
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