Recorded February 27, 2018 1:30-3:00pm ET
- Jim Luoma, U.S. Geological Survey
- Jim has worked for the Department of Interior in various roles, including fish propagation and aquatic research, for over 27 years. Since 2010 he has been leading a group of USGS researchers at the Upper Midwest Sciences Center in La Crosse, WI to develop and evaluate control tools for dreissenid mussels.
- Katherine Ayres, United Water Conservation District
- Katherine Ayres is an Associate Ecologist with the United Water Conservation District in Ventura County California. She is the project manager for United’s Quagga Mussel Monitoring and Control Plan and the lead for pilot testing treatment options to address the Quagga Mussel infestation in Lake Piru.
- Diane Waller, U.S. Geological Survey
- Dr. Diane Waller is a Research Fisheries biologist at the USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, WI. Her research focuses on evaluating effectiveness, selectivity, and nontarget safety of management and control options for invasive species, in particular dreissenid mussels.