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Stodola, Alison Price

Aquatic Biologist
Curator of Malacology

Address and Contact Information

Forbes Natural History Building
1816 S. Oak St.
M/C 652
Champaign, IL  61820


M.S. Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, 2008.
B.S. Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, NC State University, Raleigh, 2004.

Research Biography

Research Interests

  • Distributional research of freshwater mollusks
  • Environmental assessments of lotic freshwater systems
  • Identification of midwestern freshwater mussels and gastropods
  • curator of malacology of INHS mollusk collection

Professional Affiliations

American Fisheries Society
Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society

Selected Publications

Stodola, A.P., C. Lydeard, J.T. Lamer, S.A. Douglass, K.S. Cummings, and D. Campbell. 2021. Hiding in plain sight: genetic confirmation of putative Louisiana Fatmucket Lampsilis hydiana in Illinois. Freshwater Mollusk Biology and Conservation 24:59-86.

Douglass, S.A., E. Reasor, J. Tiemann, A. Stodola, S. McMurray. 2020. Recent evaluation of Corbicula Form D distribution in the Midwest, U.S.A. American Midland Naturalist 183:136-142.

Chiavacci, S.J., A.P. Stodola, and S.A. Douglass. 2018. Natural and anthropogenic factors predict the presence of two freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in Illinois, USA. Freshwater Science 37:870-884.

Stodola, K.W., A.P. Stodola and J.S. Tiemann. 2017. Survival of translocated Clubshell and Northern Riffleshell in Illinois. Freshwater Mollusk Biology and Conservation 20:89-102.

Cao, Y., K.S. Cummings, L. Hinz, S.A. Douglass, A.P. Stodola, and A.M. Holtrop. 2017. Reconstructing the natural distribution of individual mussel species and species diversity in wadeable streams of Illinois, USA with reference to stream bioassessment. Freshwater Science 36:669-682.

Fritts, A.K., A.P. Stodola, S.A. Douglass, and R.M. Vinsel. 2016. Investigation of freshwater mussel glochidia presence on Asian carp and native fishes of the Illinois River. Freshwater Mollusk Biology and Conservation 19:22-28.

Tiemann, J.S., S. A. Douglass, A.P. Stodola, and K.S. Cummings. 2016. Effects of lowhead dams on freshwater mussels in the Vermilion River Basin, Illinois, with comments on a natural dam removal. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 109:1-7.

Cao, Y., A.P. Stodola, S.A. Douglass, D.K. Shasteen, K.S. Cummings, A.M. Holtrop. 2015. Modeling and mapping the distribution, diversity, and abundance of freshwater mussels (Family Unionidae) in wadeable streams of Illinois, USA. Freshwater Biology 60:1379-1397.

Shasteen, D.K., S.A. Douglass, and A.P. Stodola. 2015. Occurrence of the little spectaclecase Villosa lienosa (Conrad, 1834)(Mollusca: Unionidae) downstream of the Wabash and Ohio River confluence in Illinois. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 108:5-6.

Sherwood, J.L, A.P. Stodola, S.A. Bales, and T.W. Spier. 2013. Freshwater mussels (Bivalvia:Unionidae) of the La Moine and Spoon Rivers, Illinois. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 106:27-34.

Price, A.L. and J.T. Peterson. 2010. Estimation and modeling of electrofishing capture efficiency for fishes in wadeable warmwater streams. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 30:481-498.

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