Freshwater Invertebrates

MMNS Freshwater Invertebrate Research
Freshwater invertebrate research at the Museum of Natural Science is directed primarily at the status and distribution of freshwater mussels within Mississippi. One goal of these studies is to produce a usable field guide to the freshwater mussels of the state.

Contact Matt Wagner


Research Interests

  • Occurrence and distribution of freshwater mussels in Mississippi
  • Composition and stability of freshwater mussel communities in the Buttahatchee River.
  • Production of a field guide to Mississippi mussels.
  • Distribution and ecology of the crawfish genus Hobbseus in Mississippi.


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