Evaluation of a Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) Exclusion and Trapping Device for Use in Aquatic Plant Founder Colony Establishment Metadata

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  • Main Title Evaluation of a Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) Exclusion and Trapping Device for Use in Aquatic Plant Founder Colony Establishment


  • Author: Williams, Paul Edwin
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Chair: Hudak, Paul F.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Dickson, Kenneth L.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Dick, Gary O.
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas


  • Creation: 2008-05
  • Digitized: 2008-09-10


  • English


  • Content Description: The focus of this study was to design and evaluate a trapping system that would reduce populations of common carp within water bodies in conjunction with establishment of native aquatic macrophytes founder colonies. A pond study and field study were conducted. A pond study was performed at the Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility, located in Lewisville, Texas, followed by a field study within a constructed wetland located in southern Dallas, Texas. For the pond study, twelve funnel traps were constructed (four reps of each type: control, dual-walled and ring cage). Two anti-escape devices were tested with funnels including steel fingers and hinged flaps. Ring cage and dual-walled treatments were planted using native pondweeds, while controls were left unplanted (additional bait and a drift fence scenarios were also tested). Common carp were introduced into the study pond. Chi-square statistical analyses were utilized and showed ring cage treatments using fingers as well as the use of a drift fence to be most effective. Following completion of the pond study, the two most effective treatments (controls and ring cages) were tested within the Dallas, Texas wetland; no carp were caught during the field test.


  • Keyword: Common carp
  • Keyword: restoration
  • Keyword: carp traps
  • Keyword: common carp management
  • Keyword: trapping device
  • Keyword: aquatic plants
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Carp.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Fish traps -- Evaluation.


  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Williams, Paul Edwin
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation


  • Text


  • OCLC: 262462801
  • UNT Catalog No.: b3553535
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc6038


  • Degree Name: Master of Science
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: Environmental Science
  • Academic Department: Department of Biological Sciences
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas