our team

MAISRC Fellows:

Abdennour Abbas– eDNA

Przemek Bajer – common carp biology and management

Valerie Brady – spiny waterflea vectors of spread

Donn Branstrator – spiny waterflea impacts and history

Brent Dalzell – economics of AIS management

Josh Dumke - eDNA monitoring

Mikael Elias – enzyme-based coatings

John Fieberg - AIS surveillance

Daryl Gohl - eDNA monitoring and DNA sequencing

Gretchen Hansen – fisheries system ecologist

Siqian Huang – enzyme-based coatings

Peter Hundt – common carp control

Amy Kinsley – epidemiology and surveillance

Jessica Kozarek – multibeam sonar

Dan Larkin– aquatic invasive plant control and management

Lucia Levers – economics of AIS management

Allen Mensinger– acoustic deterrents for carp

Loren Miller– genetics and eDNA

Sunil Mor – biological control of AIS

Ranjan Muthukrishnan– starry stonewort and climate change

 

Ray Newman– aquatic invasive plant control and management

Soumesh Padhi– biological control of AIS

Nicholas Phelps– infectious fish diseases and ecosystem health

Amit Pradhananga– economics of AIS management

Heidi Rantala– water quality consultant

Amy Schrank- cattails

Michael Smanski– genetic control of invasive fish

Cory Suski- acoustic deterrents for carp

Shyam Thomas– aquatic invasive plant control and management

Ryan Thum– Hybrid watermilfoil

Dominic Travis– Veterinary population medicine

Diane Waller - zebra mussel control and suppression

MAISRC Staff:

Nick Phelps – Director

Cori Mattke – Associate Director

Meg Duhr – Research Outreach Specialist 

Kristin Loobeek – Communications Specialist

Jay Maher – Lab Manager

AIS Detectors Staff:

Pat Mulcahy – AIS Program Coordinator

Megan Weber – Extension Educator

MAISRC Graduate Fellows:

Matthew Barbour - invasive mussels

Naomi Blinick – zebra mussels

Rafael Contreras-Rangel – invasive plants

Megan Corum – invasive zooplankton

Jackie Culotta - invasive carp

Angelique Dahlberg – zebra mussels

Holly Kundel – freshwater aquatic ecosystems

Meg McEachran – aquatic ecosystem health

Jacob Olson – invasive plants

Christopher Rounds — eDNA

Kasey Rundquist – valuing AIS management

Isaiah Tolo – invasive carp

Mike Verhoeven – invasive plants


Past MAISRC Fellows:

Dave Andow • Chanlan Chun • Siba Das • Luis Escobar • John Fieberg • Jake Ferguson • Sue Galatowitsch • Vinnie Hirt • Katya Kovalenko • Sophie Mallez • Maciej Maselko • Prince Mathai • Mike McCartney • Alex Primus • Mike Sadowsky • Peter Sorensen • Paul Venturelli • Jake Walsh