Dr. Diane Waller

Research Fishery Biologist


Dr. Diane Waller's research focuses on development and evaluation of selective management strategies for aquatic invasive species, particularly zebra and quagga mussels. She is especially interested in developing control tools and application methods that minimize impacts to nontarget species. The goal of her research is to provide sound management strategies and tools to resource managers to minimize the impact of invasive species. She also conducts research on native freshwater mussels to improve conservation efforts for this imperiled fauna, including life history studies, propagation methods, and health assessment studies. She also have a personal interest (obsession) in sustainable gardening and preservation of heirloom garden plants.



  • B.A. Biology, Luther College
  • Ph.D. Zoology and Fish Parasitology, Iowa State University

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