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Pam Fuller

Fish Biology
The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


Pam Fuller is the program leader for the USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program which maintains a nationwide database and a web site of aquatic invaders. She is author of the summary book 'Nonindigenous Fishes Introduced into Inland Waters of the United States' which reviews the introductions of more than 500 species and looks at spatial and temporal patterns of these introductions. She has been involved in numerous national and international invasive species research activities and work groups, particularly in the field of invasive species information management. She has collaborated with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center to develop NISbase - a distributed query system for aquatic invasive species databases and is involved in the development of a global equivalent - the Global Invasive Species Information Network. She is currently a member of the National Fish Habitat Partnership Science and Data Committee, chair of the Gulf and South Atlantic Regional Panel of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, the President of the Introduced Fish Section of the American Fisheries Society, and Governing Board member of that society. She has been with the program since 1991.

Research Interest

invasive species aquatic ecosystems biogeography freshwater ecosystems maps and atlases


  • Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Program

  • Asian Tiger Shrimp Distribution and Genetics

  • Great Lakes Aquatic Nuisance Species Information System

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