Meet the Scientists
Learn what’s going on with the men and women who do invasive species research.
Find out about careers in science that focus on investigating aquatic invaders.
Meet some of the scientists who conduct invasive species research.
Their research consists of ways to prevent the spread of established invasive species
and how to prevent new species from invading. They will tell you what they
do, why they wanted to become a scientist and what is the best part of their job.
If you have specific questions for the researchers, go to the “Ask
the Expert” section.
Becky J. Carmichael, Graduate Student, Louisiana
Michael Massimi, Invasive Species Coordinator,
Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program
James Morris, Marine Ecologist, National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Martin O'Connell, Fish Ecologist and Director of
Nekton Research Laboratory, University of New Orleans
Pamela J. Schofield, Ph.D., Research Fisheries
Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Florida Integrated Science Center
Dr. John Teem, Research Scientist, Florida
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences