Title: Aquatic Ecologist and AIS Outreach Coordinator
I lead the aquatic invasive species (AIS) outreach team, which transfers science and technology primarily to constituents in Illinois and Indiana. The goal of our work is to prevent the introduction and spread of AIS into our valuable aquatic resources. Because the pathways through which AIS can spread are diverse, we work with diverse audiences throughout the states including power boaters, teachers, anglers, pet retailers, canoeists, and water gardeners. We partner with Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, which is one of 33 Sea Grants in the U.S. Learn more about what we do and the outreach products that we have here.
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Be a Hero-Transport Zero™ Campaign. APEX Award for Publication Excellence. Green Campaigns.
Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Award. Professional. Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
Lake Guardian Award. Illinois Lake Management Association.
Nab the aquatic invader! Be a Sea Grant super sleuth. Educational Web Site. Silver award for web-based outreach efforts. National Sea Grant.
Find 7 ways invasive species are spread. Display. Bronze Award for Exhibits. Association for Communications Excellence.
Exotics to Go. CD-ROM. National Sea Grant Blue Ribbon Award
Arrest that Invader! Education Project. Bronze Award for Educational Project. Agricultural Communicators.
ANS-HACCP. Outstanding Program Award. Great Lakes Sea Grant Network Program.
Exotic species day camp education project. Outstanding Educational Program Award, American Distance Education Consortium.
SGNIS and exotic species day camp posters. Bronze Award, Agricultural Communicators in Education.
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MS, Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, 1994
Thesis title: “The effects of crayfish (Orconectes rusticus) on the macroinvertebrate and algal assemblages in a northern Michigan stream”
Thesis advisor: Dr. Gary A. Lamberti
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