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Matthew T Barbour

I am currently working on and researching zebra mussel control and remediation measures.  This research includes non-target species impacts. Apart from my work at USGS, I am currently pursuing a master's degree in biology at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.  My thesis research is focused on modeling organic carbon burial in freshwater impoundments incorporating GIS driven data.

Research Interests

I am interested in researching dreissinid mussels and their impacts on the ecosystem, ultimately tying together my professional work at USGS with my thesis work in graduate school. Currently I am aiding in research into dreissinid mussel control primarily focused on understanding the relationship of physical parameters (e.g. temperature) and toxicity of different chemical compounds to zebra mussels.