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Anthony Ricciardi

Anthony Riccardi

Advancing invasion ecology using crayfish as model alien species

Anthony Ricciardi is Professor of Biology in the Redpath Museum and the School of Environment at McGill University, and a McGill Trottier Fellow in Science and Public Policy. For 25 years, his research has examined the causes and consequences of biological invasions. In particular, he and his students have sought to predict spatio-temporal variation in the ecological impacts of introduced freshwater fishes and invertebrates. He has published 115 papers on these and other topics relevant to ecology and conservation. He has been an editorial board member for the journals Diversity & Distributions, Biological Invasions, and Neobiota. From 2006 to 2016, he served on the scientific committee of the Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network – a government-funded research group that assessed the risks and mechanisms of biological invasion in Canada's lakes, rivers and coastal waters. He is a recipient of the Frank Rigler Award, the highest honour given by the Canadian Society of Limnologists in recognition of major achievements in aquatic science.