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.

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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

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

Thomas Rayburn

Lake Carriers Association


Topics: Prevention

Located In: Cleveland, OH, USA

Email

440-333-9994

Primary focus on research related to ballast water and lakers

Thomas Tisue

Muskegon Community College


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Located In: Muskegon, MI, USA

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Primary focus on western Michigan lakes and streams

Tim Campbell

Wisconsin Sea Grant; University of Wisconsin Extension


Topics: Prevention

Located In: Madison, WI, USA

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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