Dr. Ray Newman is a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology at the University of Minnesota specializing in aquatic invasive plants. He is passionate about aquatic ecology and understanding the interaction between plants, invertebrates, and fish. His work with the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center includes restoring native plant communities after invasive plants – such as Eurasian watermilfoil and Curly-leaf pondweed – have been introduced and assessing the distribution of hybrid watermilfoil and management implications of different genotypes. He was previously researching sustainable methods of biocontrol involving weevils and integrated approaches to milfoil management.
Verhoeven, M. R., D. J. Larkin, and R. M. Newman. 2020. Constraining invader dominance: effects of repeated herbicidal management and environmental factors on curlyleaf pondweed dynamics in 50 Minnesota lakes. Freshwater Biology 65:849-862. DOI:10.1111/fwb.13468
Thum, R. A., G. M. Chorak, R. M. Newman, J. A. Eltawely, J. Latimore, E. Elgin, and S. Parks. 2020. Genetic diversity and differentiation in populations of invasive Eurasian (Myriophyllum spicatum) and hybrid (Myriophyllum spicatum × Myriophyllum sibiricum) watermilfoil. Invasive Plant Science and Management 13(2): 59-67. doi:10.1017/inp.2020.12
Factors Influencing the Distribution of Invasive Hybrid (Myriophyllum Spicatum x M. Sibiricum) Watermilfoil and Parental Taxa in Minnesota. Diversity, 2020
Transplanting aquatic macrophytes to restore the littoral community of a eutrophic lake after the removal of common carp. Lake and Reservoir Management, 2018
Effect of light on macrophyte sprouting and assessment of viable seedbank to predict community composition. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management, 2019