Brown and black bullheads: UV radiation
Overall effectiveness category Awaiting assessment
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Applying UV radiation to an invaded waterbody may offer a tool for localised eradication or population reduction of bullheads, provided potentially negative effects on native species are carefully managed. A combined laboratory and field study in Lake Tahoe, USA indicated that UV levels in parts of the lake are intense enough to kill all larvae of largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides (Tucker et al. 2012).
Tucker A.J., Williamson C.E. & Oris J.T. (2012) Development and application of a UV attainment threshold for the prevention of warm water aquatic invasive species. Biological Invasions, 14, 2331-2342.