Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Massachusetts
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Massachusetts Staff Member


Jennifer Ryan

FreshwaterMusselonThamesRiver

Email: jeryan@umass.edu
Personal website

Education

  • BS SUNY Potsdam 2017

Biography

After receiving my Bachelor of Science from SUNY Potsdam in 2013, I studied a diverse native freshwater community in a small stretch of river in northern New York. Working with mussels first as a technician for a private environmental consulting firm and then with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, I found a passion for unionids. In the fall of 2018, I started my Master's research at the Department of Environmental Conservation under Dr. Allison Roy.

Research Interest

Focused on the propagation of Alasmidonta heterodon (dwarf wedgemussel) at the Richard Cronin Aquatic Research Center in Amherst, MA

Presentations Presentation Date
Ryan, J.E., A.H. Roy, P.D. Hazelton, and D. Perkins. 2020. Fish assessments to inform recovery of dwarf wedgemussel. Northeast Aquatic Biologists Conference, 4-6 March 2020, Newport, RI. 2020-03-04
Ryan, J.E., A.H. Roy, D.L Perkins, and T.M. Warren. 2019. In-vitro propagation of the federally endangered dwarf wedgemussel (Alasmidonta heterodon). Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society Symposium, 14-18 April 2019, San Antonio, TX. 2019-04-15
Ryan, J.E., A.H. Roy, D.L Perkins, and T.M. Warren. 2019. In-vitro propagation of dwarf wedgemussel. ASLO-SFS 2020 Joint Summer Meeting, 7-11 June 2020, Madison, WI. 2020-06-07
Ryan, J.E., A.H. Roy, D.L Perkins, and T.M. Warren. 2019. In-vitro propagation of Alasmidonta heterodon (dwarf wedgemussel). Northeast Natural History Conference, 17-19 April 2020, Stamford, CT. 2020-04-17