Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC)
MAISRC welcomes three new students
Melaney Dunne is a graduate student working with Dr. Ray Newman in the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District studying the native plant response to both carp removal and early season herbicide application on invasive aquatic plants, with the goal of finding effective management strategies. She is passionate about aquatic ecosystem conservation and management and seeks to explore various restoration methods on lakes and streams.
Josh Poole is a graduate student working with Dr. Przemek Bajer to study control of the Common Carp through the use of both biological control methods and piscicide. He is interested in aquatic ecosystem health and management and seeks to understand how invasive species can be sustainably managed.
Megan Tomamichel is a PhD student working with Dr. Paul Venturelli to develop a model to predict the spread and impact of the emerging Heterosporosis disease on the harvestable biomass of yellow perch (Perca flavescens). Her hobbies include fishing, cross country skiing, camping and taking care of her freshwater planted aquarium.