Michael McCartney, Research Assistant Professor
- Ph.D., SUNY - Stony Brook
AIS Area of Interest
Dr. McCartney's research program has featured a broad range of marine and freshwater invertebrates and fishes — with a focus on mollusks — and he often uses molecular biology to study problems in ecology, evolution and conservation. By using the most modern genetic and genomic tools available, he aims to describe the pathways of zebra mussel spread in Minnesota and to develop early detection methods that target zebra mussel veliger larvae. The goal of his research is to help AIS managers around the state direct their efforts towards areas of the highest risk of invasion.