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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 State University

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