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UMESC Teams Members

Native Mussels

Email: klubinski@usgs.gov
Phone: 608-781-6297
Fax: 608-783-6066

Native Mussel Team

Research Area

Email: tnewton@usgs.gov
Phone: 608-781-6217

  • Scientific team lead
  • Assess the status and distribution of native freshwater mussels in the Upper Mississippi River basin
  • Identify factors limiting the distribution, abundance, and species richness of native mussels in large rivers
  • Evaluate the effects of climate change on native mussels in the Upper Mississippi River basin

Email: mbartsch@usgs.gov
Phone: 608-781-6285

  • Identify critical dietary needs in native mussels
  • Patricia R. Ries

Email: pries@usgs.gov
Phone: 608-781-6293

  • Effects of sublethal temperatures on adult and juvenile native freshwater mussels

Email: jrogala@usgs.gov
Phone: 608-781-6373

  • Survey designs to estimate population sizes of native mussels in the Upper Mississippi River basin
  • Development of hydraulic data layers for inclusion in the hydrophysical models of native mussel populations in the Upper Mississippi River basin

Email: szigler@usgs.gov
Phone: 608-781-6395

  • Identify factors limiting the distribution, abundance, and species richness of native mussels in large rivers
  • Development of hydrophysical models to aid in the conservation and restoration of native mussel populations
  • Development of a mussel community assessment tool

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