Anthony Ricciardi
Associate Professor, Invasion Ecology

Redpath Museum & McGill School of Environment
McGill University

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Media Coverage

CTV News (television), 13 October 2014: "Microplastics found in sediment from the St. Lawrence, a worrisome first".

CBC Radio, 4 October 2014: Interview for the science show Quirks & Quarks regarding microplastic pollution in the St. Lawrence River.

Washington Post (newspaper/internet), 29 September 2014: "Plastic microbeads from face wash are polluting river sediment".

CBC News (television), 26 September 2014: "Plastic microbeads polluting St. Lawrence River, McGill researchers find".

La Presse (newspaper/internet), 24 September 2014: "Saint-Laurent: des polluants jamais recensés en eau douce".

Time (magazine), 17 July 2014: "Invasive Species, Coming Soon to a Habitat Near You".

McGill Reporter (newspaper), 13 June 2013: Four Burning Questions.

Canal Savoir (television), spring 2013: Broadcast of a lecture entitled Biological Invasions – The Ecological and Societal Impacts of Non-native Species, which was part of the McGill's 2013 Cutting Edge Lecture series. View podcast

Global Television, 26 October 2012: Interview for "16:9" documentary on Foreign Fish.

CBC Radio, 19 October 2012: Interview for the show The Current regarding the ethical implications of assisted migration.

The Globe and Mail (newspaper): "From global swarming to butt-kicking bugs", by Suzanne Bowness (20 April 2012).

The Scientist (magazine): "Antarctic Invasion", by Megan Scudellari (5 March 2012).

Nature.com: "Invasive species turn parasites into hosts", by Jessica Marshall (Nature, 15 February 2012). Comments on an unusual interaction between an Asian mussel and a freshwater fish, both introduced to northern Europe.

Great Lakes Echo (internet), 8 November 2011: Article on the bloody red mysid, a recent animal invader of the Great Lakes.

Medill Reports Chicago (internet), 8 April 2011: "Invasive species could cost the world trillions".  Another news feature on our recent BioScience article.

Science Daily (magazine), 1 April 2011: "Manage biological invasions like natural disasters, biologists say".  In reference to our BioScience article.

Montreal Gazette (newspaper article & video), 16 October 2010: "Battle for the river bed" (by Donna Nebenzahl).  Regarding invasions in the St. Lawrence River.

Sciencemag.org: "Home, Home Outside the Range?", by Richard Stone (Science, 24 Sept 2010). The assisted colonization debate revisited.

Nature.com: "Confronting the Biodiversity Crisis", by Hannah Hoag (Nature Reports Climate Change, 5 May 2010). More discussion on assisted colonization.

EcoAmericas.com (internet), 10 June 2010:  "Invasive species: A battle on many fronts".

Documentary film: "Lake Invaders: the Fight for Lake Huron", by John Schmit, Grand Valley State University, released February 2010. Broadcast on PBS television in April 2010.

Canal Savoir (television), 14 December 2009: Broadcast of a lecture entitled Global Swarming: How invasive species are changing the world, which was part of the McGill's 2009 Mini-Enviro public lecture series. View podcast

CBC News (television), 28 July 2009: Interview for The National regarding the assisted migration of species.

CTV News (television), 15 June 2009: Interview regarding species invasions and extinctions.

Agence Science-Presse (internet), 10 June 2009: "La Grande Invasion".

Inter Press Service News Agency (internet), 21 May 2009: "Alien species eroding ecosystems and livelihoods".

Yale Environment 360 (internet), 20 April 2009: "As climate warms, species may need to migrate or perish".

New York Times (newspaper), 8 September 2008: "Friendly invaders".

CBC Newsworld (television), 23 July 2008:  Interview for CBC News: Today regarding the translocation of species threatened by climate change.

CBC Radio, 24 July 2008: Interview for the show The Current regarding the translocation of species threatened by climate change.

Canwest News (internet), 12 May 2008:  "Great Lakes monitoring groups announce new rules to stop invasive species."

Montreal Gazette (newspaper), 10 May 2008:  "Invaders clog our seaway."

American Museum of Natural History, short documentary film: "Invasive Species", November 2007.  Accompanying AMNH Essay: "Chasing Invaders on a Water Planet"

CBC Radio (St. John's, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Whitehorse, Vancouver), 6 August 2007. Interviews regarding invasive species in Canada.

CBC News (internet), 4 June 2007: "Alien invasion - Arrival of foreign species into native ecosystems a worldwide problem".

The Globe and Mail (newspaper, op-ed article), 16 May 2007:  "Controlling global swarming".

Columbus Dispatch (newspaper), 18 March 2007: "Tiny shrimp is newest threat to Great Lakes".

Science News (magazine), 13 January 2007: "Alien alert: shrimpy invader raises big concerns".

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (newspaper), 21 Dec 2006: "Shrimp joins Great Lakes invader list".

Corporate Knights (magazine), October 2006: "Alien invasion".

Toronto Star (newspaper), 18 August 2006: "Ottawa chastised on Great Lakes' ballast rules".

Windsor Star (newspaper), 3 June 2006: "Coalition of scientists tackles lake invaders".

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (newspaper), 16 May 2006: "A new invasion: quaggas take over Lake Michigan".

Duluth News Tribune (newspaper), 25 Dec 2005: "So long, Salties?".

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (newspaper), 31 Oct 2005: "Noxious cargo".

Great Lakes Radio Consortium (internet radio), 10 Oct 2005: "Top ten threats to the Great Lakes: Predicting new invaders".

Canadian Sailings (magazine), 25 July 2005: "Ballast exchange proves insufficient to halt invasive species".

Duluth News Tribune
(newspaper), 26 March 2005. "Scientists warn of lake invaders".

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (newspaper), 18 Dec 2004: "Sea of change".

The Globe and Mail (newspaper), 2 Oct 2004: "Perch add junk-food mussels to their diet".

Montreal Gazette (newspaper), 29 Sept 2004: "Perch acquire taste for toxin-infested mussels".

Science Daily (magazine), 29 Sept 2004: "A fishy change in diet: McGill research shows fish eating junk food.".

St. Catharines Standard (newspaper), 3 July 2004: "Just the tip of the invasion".

Canadian Sailings (magazine), 10 May 2004: "Scientists ring alarm regarding invasive species"

CBC/Radio-Canada (television), 7 Sept 2003: Interview for science program Découverte regarding West Nile virus and invasive species.

CBC Radio, 9 July 2003: Interview regarding 'alien species' in Canada.

Toronto Star (newspaper), 5 July 2003: "Alien species invasion threatens Great Lakes".

St. Catherines Standard (newspaper), 19 June 2003: "Meltdown of the lakes".

Maclean's (magazine), 2 June 2003: "An Erie decline".

Canadian Sailings (magazine), 3 March 2003. "Canada's voluntary ballast treatment program contains too many flaws."

CTV News (television), 3 Jan 2003: Interview regarding synergistic impacts of aquatic invasions.

Canadian Wildlife (magazine), Winter 2003: "Clear and present danger".

CBC News (television), 13 Aug 2002: Interview regarding replacement of zebra mussels by another invasive mussel in the St. Lawrence River.

Discovery Channel (television), 22 May 2001: Interview regarding alien seaweed invasion of Nova Scotia coast.

CBC Radio, 14 May 2001: Interview regarding biological invasions on the Atlantic coast.

National Post (newspaper), 30 Aug 2000: "Aliens help each other successfully invade Great Lakes".

Detroit News (newspaper), 30 Aug 2000: "Great Lakes invaders on the rise".

Michigan Live (internet), 25 Aug 2000: "Any effort to stop lake invaders will help, scientist says".

USA Today (newspaper), 10 April 2000. "River changes come at cost to wildlife".

C-Span (television), 10 April 2000. "Endangered Rivers".

The Holland Sentinel (newspaper), 9 Mar 2000. "Invaders driving Great Lakes wildlife to extinction."

Michigan Live (internet), 3 Mar 2000. "Great Lakes in 'invasional meltdown', experts say."

Halifax Chronicle Herald (newspaper), 20 Feb 2000: "Freshwater animals' extinction rate rivals rainforest's".

Florida Environment (radio), 3 Jan 2000: "Foreseeing freshwater extinctions."

Earthwatch Radio, 29 Nov 1999: "Farewell to freshwater fauna."

Ottawa Citizen (internet), 22 Nov 1999: "Dozens of species threatened by not-so-freshwater".

Environmental News Network (internet), 16 Oct 1999: "Freshwater species in peril, study finds".

New Scientist (magazine), 9 Oct 1999: "Going, going...".

Newsweek (internet), 6 Oct 1999: "Fragile fish".

Discovery (internet), 6 Oct 1999: "Freshwater animals in dire straits".

BBC News (internet), 5 Oct 1999: "Extinction warning for freshwater species".

The Globe and Mail (newspaper), 4 Oct 1999: "Freshwater species heading extinction".

Science Daily (magazine), 30 Sept 1999: "Mass extinction of freshwater species in North America".

Montreal Gazette (newspaper), 23 July 1996: "Scientists seek ways to delay zebra mussel invasion".

Detroit News (newspaper), 6 June 1996: "Sponges squeezing out mussels".


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