Pam Fuller

Pam Fuller

Fish Biologist

Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

Email: pfuller@usgs.gov
Phone: 352-264-3481
Fax: 352-378-4956

Address:
7920 NW 71St Street
Gainesville, FL 32653


Expertise

Biography

EDUCATION

M.S., Zoology, University of Florida, 1994

B.S., Zoology, State University of New York at Oswego, 1986

Pam Fuller is the program leader for the USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program which maintains a nationwide database and a web site of aquatic invaders. She is author of the summary book 'Nonindigenous Fishes Introduced into Inland Waters of the United States' which reviews the introductions of more than 500 species and looks at spatial and temporal patterns of these introductions. She has been involved in numerous national and international invasive species research activities and work groups, particularly in the field of invasive species information management. She has collaborated with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center to develop NISbase - a distributed query system for aquatic invasive species databases and is involved in the development of a global equivalent - the Global Invasive Species Information Network. She is currently a member of the National Fish Habitat Partnership Science and Data Committee, chair of the Gulf and South Atlantic Regional Panel of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, the President of the Introduced Fish Section of the American Fisheries Society, and Governing Board member of that society. She has been with the program since 1991.   

 

Science and Products

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Great Lakes highlighted map
April 25, 2016

The Great Lakes Aquatic Nuisance Species Information System (GLANSIS) was developed by the NOAA Great Lakes Science Center to monitor nonindigenous aquatic species introductions into the Great Lakes region.

Asian Tiger Shrimp Distribution and Genetics
April 16, 2016

The Asian tiger shrimp began appearing in commercial shrimp catches in 2006. They grow larger than native shrimp and are known to be fierce predators - so shrimpers and managers are concerned about the potential effects this species might have. 

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.

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database and Website (NAS)
March 22, 2016

Nonindigenous - non-native - species threaten biodiversity, but the distribution of these species is not well-known. The Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) database tracks occurrence data on non-native aquatic plant and animal species throughout the United States, and provides the public with species profiles, distribution maps, and online/real-time queries for state/hydrologic basin- specific species. 

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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

Pathways of fish invasions in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States

Non-native fish introductions are a major threat to biodiversity and fisheries, and occur through numerous pathways that vary regionally in importance. A key strategy for managing invasions is to focus prevention efforts on pathways posing the greatest risk of future introductions. We identified high-risk pathways for fish establishment in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States based on...

Lapointe, Nicolas W. R.; Fuller, Pam; Neilson, Matthew; Murphy, Brian R.; Angermeier, Paul
Lapointe, N.W.R., Fuller, P.L., Neilson, M., Murphy, B.R., and Angermeier, P.L., 2016, Pathways of fish invasions in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States: Management of Biological Invasions, v. 7, no. 3, p. 212-220, http://www.reabic.net/journals/mbi/2016/Issue3.aspx, http://www.reabic.net/journals/mbi/2016/3/MBI_2016_Lapointe_etal.pdf.
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Year Published: 2015

Vectors of invasions in freshwater invertebrates and fishes

Without human assistance, the terrestrial environment and oceans represent barriers to the dispersal of freshwater aquatic organisms. The ability to overcome such barriers depends on the existence of anthropogenic vectors that can transport live organisms to new areas, and the species’ biology to survive the transportation and transplantation into the new environment (Johnson et al., 2006).

Fuller, Pam L.
Fuller, P.L., 2015, Vectors of invasions in fishes and freshwater macro-invertebrates, in Canning-Clode, J., ed., Biological Invasions in Changing Ecosystems: Ecological Impacts, Management and Predictions, p. 88-115, http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/458036.
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Year Published: 2015

Community for Data Integration 2014 annual report

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) researches Earth science to help address complex issues affecting society and the environment. In 2006, the USGS held the first Scientific Information Management Workshop to bring together staff from across the organization to discuss the data and information management issues affecting the integration and delivery of Earth science research and investigate the...

Langseth, Madison L.; Chang, Michelle Y.; Carlino, Jennifer; Birch, Daniella D.; Bradley, Joshua; Bristol, R. Sky; Conzelmann, Craig; Diehl, Robert H.; Earle, Paul; Ellison, Laura E.; Everette, Anthony L.; Fuller, Pam L.; Gordon, Janice M.; Govoni, David L.; Guy, Michelle R.; Henkel, Heather S.; Hutchison, Vivian B.; Kern, Tim; Lightsom, Frances L.; Long, Joseph W.; Longhenry, Ryan; Preston, Todd M.; Smith, Stan; Viger, Roland J.; Wesenberg, Katherine; Wood, Eric C.
Langseth, M.L., Chang, M.Y., Carlino, Jennifer, Birch, D.D., Bradley, Joshua, Bristol, R.S., Conzelmann, Craig, Diehl, R.H., Earle, Paul, Ellison, L.E., Everette, A.L., Fuller, Pam, Gordon, J.M., Govoni, D.L., Guy, M.R., Henkel, H.S., Hutchison, V.B., Kern, Tim, Lightsom, F.L., Long, J.W., Longhenry, Ryan, Preston, T.M., Smith, Stan, Viger, R.J., Wesenberg, Katherine, and Wood, Eric, 2015, Community for Data Integration 2014 annual report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1184, 40 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151184.
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Year Published: 2015

The U.S. Geological Survey’s nonindigenous aquatic species database: over thirty years of tracking introduced aquatic species in the United States (and counting)

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Database has tracked introductions of freshwater aquatic organisms in the United States for the past four decades. A website provides access to occurrence reports, distribution maps, and fact sheets for more than 1,000 species. The site also includes an on-line reporting system and an alert system for new occurrences. We provide an...

Fuller, Pam L.; Neilson, Matthew E.
Fuller, P., and Neilson, M.E., 2015, The U.S. Geological Survey’s Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database: over thirty years of tracking introduced aquatic species in the United States (and counting): Management of Biological Invasions, v. 6, no. 2, p. 159-170, accessed August 7, 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.3391/mbi.2015.6.2.06.
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Year Published: 2014

Invasion of Asian tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon Fabricius, 1798, in the western north Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico

Fuller, Pam L.; Knott, David M.; Kingsley-Smith, Peter R.; Morris, James A.; Buckel, Christine A.; Hunter, Margaret E.; Hartman, Leslie D.
Invasion of Asian tiger shrimp, <i>Penaeus monodon</i> Fabricius, 1798, in the western north Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; 2014; Article; Journal; Aquatic Invasions; Fuller, Pam L.; Knott, David M.; Kingsley-Smith, Peter R.; Morris, James A.; Buckel, Christine A.; Hunter, Margaret E.; Hartman, Leslie D.
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Year Published: 2013

USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species database with a focus on the introduced fishes of the lower Tennessee and Cumberland drainages

Fuller, Pam L.; Cannister, Matthew
USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species database with a focus on the introduced fishes of the lower Tennessee and Cumberland drainages; 2013; Article; Proceedings of the 14th Symposium on the Natural History of Lower Tennessee and Cumberland River Valleys; Fuller, Pam; Cannister, Matthew
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Year Published: 2013

The NAS Alert System: a look at the first eight years

Fuller, Pam L.; Neilson, Matt; Huge, Dane H.
The NAS Alert System: a look at the first eight years; 2013; Article; Journal; Fisheries; Fuller, Pam; Neilson, Matt; Huge, Dane H.
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Year Published: 2012

Mapping the potential distribution of the invasive Red Shiner, Cyprinella lutrensis (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) across waterways of the conterminous United States

Poulos, Helen M.; Chernoff, Barry; Fuller, Pam L.; Butman, David
Mapping the potential distribution of the invasive Red Shiner, Cyprinella lutrensis (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) across waterways of the conterminous United States; 2012; Article; Journal; Aquatic Invasions; Poulos, Helen M.; Chernoff, Barry ; Fuller, Pam L.; Butman, David
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Year Published: 2012

Ensemble forecasting of potential habitat for three invasive fishes

Poulos, Helen M.; Chernoff, Barry; Fuller, Pam L.; Butman, David
Ensemble forecasting of potential habitat for three invasive fishes; 2012; Article; Journal; Aquatic Invasions; Poulos, Helen M.; Chernoff, Barry ; Fuller, Pam L.; Butman, David
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Year Published: 2011

Vertebrate species introductions in the United States and its territories

At least 1,065 introduced vertebrate species have been introduced in the United States and its territories, including at least 86 mammalian, 127 avian, 179 reptilian/amphibian, and 673 fish species. Examples in each major taxonomic group include domestic cat, small Indian mongoose, red fox, goat, pig, rabbit, rats, house mouse, gray squirrel, nutria, starling, Indian common myna, red-vented...

Witmer, Gary W.; Fuller, Pam L.
Vertebrate species introductions in the United States and its territories; 2011; Article; Journal; Current Zoology; Witmer, Gary W.; Fuller, Pam L.
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Year Published: 2010

Reclaiming freshwater sustainability in the Cadillac Desert

Sabo, John L.; Sinha, Tushar; Bowling, Laura C.; Schoups, Gerrit H.W.; Wallender, Wesley W.; Campana, Michael E.; Cherkauer, Keith A.; Fuller, Pam L.; Graf, William L.; Hopmans, Jan W.; Kominoski, John S.; Taylor, Carissa; Trimble, Stanley W.; Webb, Robert H.; Wohl, Ellen E.
Reclaiming freshwater sustainability in the Cadillac Desert; 2010; Article; Journal; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America; Sabo, John L.; Sinha, Tushar ; Bowling, Laura C.; Schoups, Gerrit H. W.; Wallender, Wesley W.; Campana, Michael E.; Cherkauer, Keith A.; Fuller, Pam L.; Graf, William L.; Hopmans, Jan W.; Kominoski, John S.; Taylor, Carissa ; Trimble, Stanley w.; Webb, Robert H.; Wohl, Ellen E.
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Year Published: 2010

Effects of Hurricane Katrina on an incipient population of giant salvinia Salvinia molesta in the lower Pascagoula River, Mississippi

Fuller, Pam L.; Pursley, Mike G.; Diaz, Dale; Devers, Wesley
Effects of Hurricane Katrina on an incipient population of giant salvinia Salvinia molesta in the lower Pascagoula River, Mississippi; 2010; Article; Journal; Gulf and Caribbean Research; Fuller, Pam L.; Pursley, Mike G.; Diaz, Dale ; Devers, Wesley