Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC)
MAISRC welcomes new researchers
The Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center send a warm welcome to new team member, Chelsey Blanke! Chelsey is a researcher working with the Phragmites team at MAISRC to develop strategies for coordinated control of the invasive wetland plant Phragmites australis in Minnesota. Previously, she worked on aquatic invasive species and aquatic plant management at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, on Great Lakes food webs, and people’s connections to water as an M.S. student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison Center for Limnology. She is interested in continuing to work on projects that support collaborations and solutions for the benefit of both people and the environment.
MAISRC also congratulates and welcomes Dr. Gretchen Hansen, who recently became an Assistant Professor of Fisheries Ecology in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology. Previously a Fisheries Systems Ecologist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Dr. Hansen was already leading a MAISRC project about the impacts of spiny waterflea and zebra mussels on walleye.