Dr. Ray Newman



Dr. Ray Newman is a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology at the University of Minnesota specializing in aquatic invasive plants. He is passionate about aquatic ecology and understanding the interaction between plants, invertebrates, and fish. His work with the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center includes restoring native plant communities after invasive plants – such as Eurasian watermilfoil and Curly-leaf pondweed – have been introduced and assessing the distribution of hybrid watermilfoil and management implications of different genotypes. He was previously researching sustainable methods of biocontrol involving weevils and integrated approaches to milfoil management.


  • B.S. Slippery Rock University
  • Ph. D. University of Minnesota

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