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!


Steven Pothoven

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Topics: Ecosystem Impacts- Habitat and Native Species

Located In: Muskegon, MI, USA


Primary focus on Lake Michigan

Sue Davies

Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator

Topics: General Inquiries

Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society

Located In: Revelstoke, BC, Canada



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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



Primary focus on impacts to native mussels

Thomas Rayburn

Lake Carriers Association

Topics: Prevention

Located In: Cleveland, OH, USA



Primary focus on research related to ballast water and lakers

Thomas Tisue

Muskegon Community College


Located In: Muskegon, MI, USA


Primary focus on western Michigan lakes and streams

Tim Campbell

Wisconsin Sea Grant; University of Wisconsin Extension

Topics: Prevention

Located In: Madison, WI, USA


Primary focus on the Great Lakes, Mississippi River, and Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin

Tim Jardine

University of Saskatchewan

Topics: Detection Methods (Including molecular and genetic)

Located In: Saskatoon, SK, Canada


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Primary focus on lakes and reservoirs in the southern half of the province of Saskatchewan

Wesley M. Daniel

Cherokee Nation Technology / U.S. Geological Survey

Topics: Dreissenid Biology and Life History

Located In: Gainesville, FL, USA


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Maintains species occurrences and profiles on the U.S. Geological Survey Nonindigenous Aquatic Species database