Find An Expert

Looking for answers to your mussel questions? Interested in funding opportunities and compliance requirements for research? Want more information about management and control of mussels? We have a variety of experts within the Invasive Mussel Collaborative ready to answer whatever questions you may have! Click through below to see our contacts by location and expertise. If you are an expert and would like to be added to our list, please let us know!

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Chris Steffen

Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism


Topics: Detection Methods (Including molecular and genetic), Dreissenid Biology and Life History

Located In: Topeka, KS, USA

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Primary focus on Kansas reservoirs and small impoundments

Christine Densmore

U.S. Geological Survey


Topics: Management/Control Tools - Development and Assessment

Located In: Washington, DC, USA

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Primary focus on the Pacific Northwest and salmonid habitat

Christine Mayer

University of Toledo


Topics: Ecosystem Impacts- Habitat and Native Species

Located In: Toledo, OH, USA

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Primary focus on Oneida Lake and Lake Erie

Christopher Churchill

U.S. Geological Survey


Topics: Detection Methods (Including molecular and genetic), Dreissenid Biology and Life History, Ecosystem Impacts- Habitat and Native Species, Ecosystem Impacts- Nutrients, Modeling

Located In: Fort Worth, TX, USA

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Primary focus on Trinity, Canadian, Brazos, Red and Sabine River Basins in Texas

Dan Molloy

State University of New York Great Lakes Center at Buffalo


Topics: Dreissenid Biology and Life History, Management/Control Tools - Development and Assessment, Natural enemies of dreissenids (predators, parasites and ecological competitors)

Located In: Buffalo, NY, USA

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Dane Huinker

Conservation Program Manager


Topics: Prevention

Wildlife Forever

Located In: White Bear Lake, MN, USA

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763-253-0222

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Wildlife Forever is committed to slowing the spread of invasive mussels and other AIS species and empowering best management practices for wise public use of America’s natural resources. We stand ready to help with full-scale, turnkey media, marketing, educational tools and outreach services, coordinating with partners to save time and valuable resources. This unique partnership utilizes strategic, cost saving communication and marketing services to coordinate, raise public awareness of invasive species and deliver professional, ready-made materials for on-the-ground, community based conservation.

Daniel James

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Topics: Ecosystem Impacts- Habitat and Native Species, Management/Control Tools - Development and Assessment

Located In: Pierre, SD, USA

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Primary focus on Offutt Lake, Nebraska

David Hammond

Earth Science Labs, Inc.


Topics: Management/Control Tools - Development and Assessment

Located In: Holdrege, NE, USA

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Primary focus on Colorado River, Lake Havasu, Mississippi River, Lake Vadnais, Lake Minnewashta, Billmeyer Quarry, and Susquahanna River

David Wong

Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection


Topics: Detection Methods (Including molecular and genetic), Dreissenid Biology and Life History, Ecosystem Impacts- Habitat and Native Species, Management/Control Tools - Development and Assessment

Located In: Boston, MA, USA

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Primary focus on Lake Mead, Hudson River, Lake Michigan, Colorado River, Otsego Lake, and Susquehanna River

Dawn Dittman

U.S. Geological Survey


Topics: Dreissenid Biology and Life History, Ecosystem Impacts- Habitat and Native Species

Located In: Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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Primary focus on Lake Ontario and its associated rivers and streams

Denise Mayer

New York State Museum


Topics: Dreissenid Biology and Life History, Ecosystem Impacts- Habitat and Native Species

Located In: Albany, NY, USA

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Primary focus on inland lakes and large river systems

Diane Waller

U.S. Geological Survey


Topics: Dreissenid Biology and Life History, Management/Control Tools - Development and Assessment

Located In: La Crosse, WI, USA

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Primary focus on the Upper Mississippi, Great Lakes region, and inland lakes

Doug Jensen

Extension Assistant Professor and AIS Program Coordinator


Topics: General Inquiries

University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program

Located In: University of Minnesota Duluth, University Drive, Duluth, MN, USA

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218-726-8712

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Dulaney Miller


Topics: Detection Methods (Including molecular and genetic)

University of Montana

Located In: Missoula, MT, USA

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Primary focus on Flathead Lake and Flathead Basin as well as western Montana

Elise Desjarlais

Central Upper Peninsula Cooperative Weed Management Area


Topics: Management/Control Tools - Development and Assessment

Located In: Marquette, MI, USA

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Primary focus on Lake Superior and its watershed

Elliot Barnhart

U.S. Geological Survey


Topics: Detection Methods (Including molecular and genetic), Management/Control Tools - Development and Assessment

Located In: Helena, MT, USA

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