Amy Benson

Amy Benson

Fishery Biologist

Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

Email: abenson@usgs.gov
Phone: 352-264-3477
Fax: 352-378-4956
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4517-1466

Address:
7920 NW 71St Street
Gainesville, FL 32653


Expertise

Biography

EDUCATION

B.S., The Pennsylvania State University

M.S., The Pennsylvania State University

BACKGROUND

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.

Science and Products

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Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database and Website (NAS)
April 11, 2016

Welcome to the Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) information resource for the United States Geological Survey. Located at Gainesville, Florida, this site has been established as a central repository for spatially referenced biogeographic accounts of introduced aquatic species. The program provides scientific reports, online/realtime queries, spatial data sets, distribution maps, and general information. The data are made available for use by biologists, interagency groups, and the general public. The geographical coverage is the United States.

Invasive snakehead fish - WARC
February 26, 2016

USGS scientists study the mechanisms of aquatic species invasions across the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC) with the help of the Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database (NAS).

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Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database and Website (NAS)
April 12, 2016

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program Database Queries

Welcome to the Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) information resource for the United States Geological Survey. Located at Gainesville, Florida, this site has been established as a central repository for spatially referenced biogeographic accounts of introduced aquatic species.

USGS science for a changing world logo
March 4, 2016

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database (NAS)

The NAS provides spatially referenced biogeographic accounts of aquatic species introduced into the United States. The NAS allows for real-time queries, has regional contact information, species accounts and general information. Sign up for species-specific email alerts. Special maps available for zebra and quagga mussels, Asian carp and lionfish.

Publications

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Year Published: 2016

Walter Rowe Courtenay, Jr. (1933–2014)

WALTER R. COURTENAY, JR., ichthyologist and retired professor, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, died in Gainesville, Florida, on 30 January 2014 at age 80. Walt was born in Neenah, Wisconsin, on 6 November 1933, son of Walter and Emily Courtenay. Walt's interest in fish began at a young age as evidenced by a childhood diary in which at 13 years of age he wrote about his first...

Benson, Amy J.
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Year Published: 2014

Tracking an unprecedented invasion

Benson, Amy J.
Benson, A. 2014. Tracking an unprecedented invasion. CORAL | The Reef & Marine Aquarium Magazine JUL/AUG 2014, p. 66-68.
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Year Published: 2014

Climate controls the distribution of a widespread invasive species: Implications for future range expansion

McDowell, W.G.; Benson, A.J.; Byers, J.E.
Climate controls the distribution of a widespread invasive species: implications for future range expansion; 2014; Article; Journal; Freshwater Biology; McDowell, W. G.; Benson, A. J.; Byers, J. E.
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Year Published: 2014

Asian carp distribution in North America

Baerwaldt, K.; Benson, Amy; Irons, K.
Asian carp distribution in North America; 2014; Other Government Series; Baerwaldt, K.; Benson, Amy; Irons, K.
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Year Published: 2013

Chronological history of zebra and quagga mussels (Dreissenidae) in North America, 1988-2010

Benson, Amy J.
Chronological history of zebra and quagga mussels (Dreissenidae) in North America, 1988-2010; 2013; Book chapter; Book; Quagga and zebra mussels: biology, impacts, and control; Benson, Amy J.
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Year Published: 2009

Nonnative Fishes in the Upper Mississippi River System

Irons, Kevin S.; DeLain, Steven A.; Gittinger, Eric; Ickes, Brian S.; Kolar, Cindy S.; Ostendort, David; Ratcliff, Eric N.; Benson, Amy J.
Nonnative Fishes in the Upper Mississippi River System; 2009; SIR; 2009-5176; Irons, Kevin S.; Delain, Steven A.; Gittinger, Eric; Ickes, Brian S; Kolar, Cindy S.; Ostendort, David; Ratcliff, Eric N.; Benson, Amy J. Edited by Irons, Kevin S.
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Year Published: 2001

Establishment of the green mussel, Perna viridis (Linnaeus 1758) (Mollusca: Mytilidae) on the West Coast of Florida

Benson, A.J.; Marelli, D.C.; Frischer, M.E.; Danforth, J.M.; Williams, J.D.
Establishment of the green mussel, Perna viridis (Linnaeus 1758) (Mollusca: Mytilidae) on the West Coast of Florida; 2001; Article; Journal; Journal of Shellfish Research; Benson, A. J.; Marelli, D. C.; Frischer, M. E.; Danforth, J. M.; Williams, J. D.

Pre-USGS Publications

Benson, 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.