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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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Michael A. McCartney

University of Minnesota


Topics: Detection Methods (Including molecular and genetic), Dreissenid Biology and Life History, Management/Control Tools - Development and Assessment, Modeling

Located In: Minneapolis, MN, USA

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Primary focus on inland lakes in Minnesota, upper Mississippi River and its tributaries, and emerging work in lower Great Lakes

Michael Spear

University of Wisconsin Center for Limnology


Topics: Detection Methods (Including molecular and genetic), Ecosystem Impacts- Habitat and Native Species

Located In: Madison, WI, USA

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Primary focus on Lake Mendota

Molly Wick

ORISE Fellow, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Topics: Detection Methods (Including molecular and genetic)

Located In: Duluth, MN, USA

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Primary focus on Great Lakes and connecting channels

Monica McGarrity

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department


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

Located In: Austin, TX, USA

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Primary focus on Texas water bodies

Nicholas Johnson

U.S. Geological Survey


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

Located In: Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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Primary focus on the Detroit River

Nick Phelps

Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center


Topics: Management/Control Tools - Development and Assessment, Modeling

Located In: Falcon Heights, MN, USA

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Patrick Kocovsky

U.S. Geological Survey


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

Located In: Sandusky, OH, USA

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Primary focus on Lake Erie

Pete Stangel

Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation


Topics: Monitoring, Surveillance, and Sampling

Located In: Montpelier, VT, USA

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802-490-6132

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Primary focus on Lake Champlain

Phil Matson

University of Montana


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

Located In: Polson, MT, USA

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Primary focus on Flathead Lake, Flathead River, Flathead Basin, and the Columbia River Basin

Renata Claudi

RNT Consulting Inc.


Topics: Management/Control Tools - Development and Assessment

Located In: Picton, Prince Edward, ON, Canada

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Primary focus on the Great Lakes, Colorado River, Columbia River, Lake Winnipeg, and Alberta waterways

Robert Bajno

Fisheries and Oceans Canada


Topics: Detection Methods (Including molecular and genetic)

Located In: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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Primary focus on rivers and lakes in Manitoba

Shawn Giblin

Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources


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

Located In: La Crosse, WI, USA

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Primary focus on the Mississippi River

Sherri Pucherelli

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation


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

Located In: Denver, CO, USA

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Primary focus on Lake Mead, Lake Mojave, Lake Havasu, and Colorado River

Steven Pothoven

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Topics: Ecosystem Impacts- Habitat and Native Species

Located In: Muskegon, MI, USA

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Primary focus on Lake Michigan

Sue Davies

Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator


Topics: General Inquiries

Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society

Located In: Revelstoke, BC, Canada

Email

855-785-9333

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The Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society works to prevent the spread of invasive species through education and outreach. We are available for presentations, run several social media channels, and work with boaters to teach the importance of watercraft inspection and principles of Clean Drain Dry. In addition, we monitor water bodies across our region for the presence of invasive mussels and aquatic weeds.

Teresa Newton

U.S. Geological Survey


Topics: Ecosystem Impacts- Habitat and Native Species

Located In: La Crosse, WI, USA

Email

608-781-6217

Primary focus on impacts to native mussels