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Dr. James D. Williams
Institution(s) / Organization(s):
Florida Museum of Natural History
Dr. Jim Williams is currently a Research Associate with the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida and also works with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on a book on freshwater mussels of Florida. He is a retired Research Biologist from the U.S. Department of the Interior in Gainesville, FL. Prior to that he worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 1974 to 1996, and was an Assistant Professor of Biology at three universities in the southeastern U.S. from 1969 to 1974. His research concentrates on fish and freshwater mollusks.
Relevant to the biota of the Gulf of Mexico, Dr. Williams has published the following:
Benson, A. J., D. C. Marelli, M. E. Frischer, J. M. Danforth, and J. D. Williams. 2001. Establishment of the green mussel, Perna viridis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Mollusca: Mytilidae) on the west coast of Florida. Journal of Shellfish Research 20(1): 21–29.
Turgeon, D. D, J. F. Quinn, Jr., A. E. Bogan, E. V. Coan, F. G. Hochberg, W. G. Lyons, P. M. Mikkelsen, R. J. Neves, C. F. E. Roper, G. Rosenberg, B. Roth, A. Scheltema, F. G. Thompson, M. Vecchione, and J. D. Williams. 1998. Common and Scientific Names of Aquatic Invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Mollusks, 2nd ed. American Fisheries Society, Special Publication 26, Bethesda Maryland. 526 pp. + CD.
Ph.D. in Biology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.A., 1969
M.S. in Biology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.A., 1965
B.S. Secondary Education, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.A., 1962
Area of Expertise / Interest:
Biology, Ecology, and Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems; Ichthylogy; Malacology; Conservation and Management of Endangered and Threatened Species; Ecology; Fisheries; Natural and Man-Made Hazard Mitigation; Systematics; Coastal Development; Endangered Species; Habitat Loss; Invasive Species
Preferred Language: English
Keywords: Gulf of Mexico biota researcher, BioGoMx references, Mollusks, Biology, Ecology, Conservation, Ecosystems, Ichthylogy, Malacology, Conservation , Management, Species
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