Welcome to the NRI Mussel Lab
Freshwater ecosystems are undergoing an unprecedented level of change that has led to large-scale loss of biodiversity, resulting in ecosystem disruption. Conservation science is at crossroads, where species declines are now outpacing knowledge needed to identify and mitigate impacts and protect remaining populations.
Work in our lab addresses these issues by focusing on indicator species like Unionid mussels to evaluate ecosystem health and test the application of ecological theories to improve conservation practices. Take a minute to explore what we do!