I am the Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager within the Biological Threats and Invasive Species Research Program in the Ecosystems Mission Area.
I administer the USGS’ national research program on Aquatic Invasive Species. Our research foci include risk assessment, early detection and rapid response, and developing and evaluating deterrents and control methods for aquatic invasive species.
Education and Certifications
BS in Fishery Biology, magna cum laude, Colorado State, 1993
MS in Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Penn State, 1999
PhD in Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Penn State, 2004
Post-doc with USGS Northern Appalachian Research Lab on suitability of Susquehanna River tributaries for restoration of anadromous alosines and catadromous American Eel.