Amy Benson is a Fishery Biologist at the USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center.
Amy Benson began her career in Pennsylvania with the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In 1991, she transferred to a U.S. Geological Survey laboratory in Florida to help develop a geographic information system on invasive aquatic species.
Education and Certifications
B.S., The Pennsylvania State University
M.S., The Pennsylvania State University
Science and Products
Science and Products
Pre-USGS PublicationsBenson, A.J., C.J. Jacono, P.L. Fuller, L.R. McKercher, and M.M. Richerson. 2004. Summary report of nonindigenous aquatic species in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Region 5. U.S. Geological Survey, Gainesville, FL.Baker, P. and A. Benson. 2002. Habitat and ecology of green mussels, Perna viridis, in Florida. Journal of Shellfish Research 21:424-425.Benson, A.J., P.L. Fuller, and C.C. Jacono. 2001. Summary report of nonindigenous aquatic species in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Region 4. U.S. Geological Survey, Gainesville, FL.Benson, A. J. 2000. Documenting over a century of aquatic introductions in the United States. Pages 1-31 In: Claudi, R. and J.H. Leach (eds.), Nonindigenous Freshwater Organisms: Vectors, Biology and Impacts. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, Florida.Benson, A. J. and C. P. Boydstun. 1995. Invasion of the zebra mussel in the United States. Pages 445-446 In: LaRoe, E.T. et al. (eds.) Our living resources: a report to the nation on the distribution, abundance, and health of U.S. plants, animals, and ecosystems. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Biological Service, Washington, DC. 530 pp.Boydstun, C. P. and A. J. Benson. 1993. A geographic information system (GIS) for tracking zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) in the United States. Proceedings: Third International Zebra Mussel Conference, 1993. Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, California. Section 1, p. 103-110.Carline, R. F., A. J. Benson, and H. Rothenbacher. 1987. Long-term effects of treated domestic wastewater on brown trout. Water Research 21(11): 1409-1415.