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I began my career in Pennsylvania with the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In 1991, I transferred to a U.S. Geological Survey laboratory in Florida to help develop a geographic information system on invasive aquatic species. I have a Bachelors degree and a Masters degree both from The Pennsylvania State University.
McDowell, W.G., A.J. Benson, and J.E. Byers. 2014. Climate controls the distribution of a widespread invasive species: implications for future range expansion. Freshwater Biology 59(4):847-857. [Abstract]
Benson, A. J. 2013. Chronological history of zebra and quagga mussels (Dreissenidae) populations in North America, 1988-2010. Pages 9-32 in Nalepa, T.F. and D.W. Schloesser (eds.), Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts, and Control, Second Ed., CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 815 pp.
Baerwaldt, K., A. Benson, and K. Irons. 2013. State of the carp: Asian carp distribution in North America. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 4 pp. Available at http://www.asiancarp.us/news/DistributionMaps.htm.
Irons, K. S., S. A. DeLain, E. Gittinger, B. S. Ickes, C. S. Kolar, D. Ostendorf, E. N. Ratcliff, and A. J. Benson. 2009. Non-native fishes in the Upper Mississippi River system. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5176, 68 pp.
Benson, A.J., C.J. Jacono, P.L. Fuller, L.R. McKercher, and M.M. Richerson. 2004. Summary report of nonindigenous aquatic species in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Region 5. U.S. Geological Survey, Gainesville, FL. http://fl.biology.usgs.gov/Region_5_Report/index.html
Benson, A.J., P.L. Fuller, and C.C. Jacono. 2001. Summary report of nonindigenous aquatic species in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Region 4. U.S. Geological Survey, Gainesville, FL. http://fl.biology.usgs.gov/Region_4_Report/index.html
My Science Topics
Nonnative and Invasive Aquatic Species
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