Faculty

 
Jess Jones

Jess Walter Jones
Restoration Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Co-Director, Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Center

Ph.D. Fisheries Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.Sc. Fisheries Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
B.Sc. Fisheries Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


106 Cheatham Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-2266
jess_jones@fws.gov

 


Research Interests:

Restoration of endangered mussel populations, conservation management of rivers, ecotoxicology of river ecosystems, mussel propagation and life history, and mussel population dynamics and genetics.

 


Publications:

2014

  • Jones, J.W., N. Johnson, Grobler, P., D. Schilling, R.J. Neves and E.M. Hallerman.  Population genetics of the endangered rough pigtoe (Pleurobema plenum) (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management (Accepted).
  • Zipper, C.E., B. Beaty, G.C. Johnson, J.W. Jones, J. Krstolic, B.J.K. Ostby, and W. Wolfe. Freshwater mussel population status and habitat quality in the Clinch River, Virginia-Tennessee, USA: A Featured Collection. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (Accepted).
  • Jones, J.W., S.A. Ahlstedt, B.J.K. Ostby, B. Beaty, M. Pinder, N. Eckert, R.S. Butler, D. Hubbs, C. Walker, S. Hanlon, J. Schmerfeld and R.J. Neves. Quantitative Assessment of Freshwater Mussel Populations in the Clinch River, Tennessee and Virginia from 2004-2009 and Collapse of the Fauna at Pendleton Island Since 1979. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (Accepted).
  • Price, J.E., C.E. Zipper, J.W. Jones, C.W. Frank. Water and Sediment Quality in the Clinch River of Virginia and Tennessee, 1964-2010. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (Accepted).
  • Tang, M., Y. Jiao, J.W. Jones. A hierarchical Bayesian approach for estimating freshwatermussel growth based on tag-recapture data. Fisheries Research 149:24-32.

2013

  • Huang, Z., J.W. Jones, J. Gu, T. Lane, E.M. Hallerman, X. Song, and R. Wan. Performance of a recirculating aquaculture system utilizing an algal turf scrubber for scaled-up captive rearing of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae). North American Journal of Aquaculture 75:543-547.
  • Carey, C.S., J.W. Jones, R.S. Butler and E.M. Hallerman. Determining optimum temperature for growth and survival of laboratory-propagated juvenile freshwater mussels. North American Journal of Aquaculture 75:532-542.

2012

  • Johnson, M.S., W.F. Henley, R.J. Neves, J.W. Jones, R.S. Butler, and S.D. Hanlon. Freshwater Mussels of the Powell River, Virginia and Tennessee: Abundance and Distribution in a Biodiversity Hotspot. Walkerana: Journal of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society 15(2):83-98. 
  • Pandolfo, T.J., W.G. Cope, G.B. Young, J.W. Jones, D. Hua, and S.F. Lingenfelser.  Acute effects of road salts and associated cyanide compounds on the early life stages of the rainbow mussel (Villosa iris).  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31:1801-1806.
  • Jones, J.W., R.J. Neves and E.M. Hallerman. Population performance criteria to evaluate reintroduction and recovery of two endangered mussel species, Epioblasma brevidens and Epioblasma capsaeformis (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Walkerana: Journal of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society 15(1):27-44. 

2011    

  • Jones, J.W. and R.J. Neves. Influence of life history variation on demographic responses of three freshwater mussel species (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in the Clinch River, U.S.A. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 21:57-73.
  • Grobler, P., J.W. Jones, N. Johnson, R.J. Neves and E.M. Hallerman.  Homogeneity at nuclear microsatellite loci masks mitochondrial haplotype diversity in the fanshell pearlymussel (Cyprogenia stegaria). Journal of Heredity 102:196-206.

2010    

  • Jones, J.W. and R.J. Neves. Descriptions of a new species and new subspecies of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae), Epioblasma ahlstedti and Epioblasma florentina aureola, in the Tennessee River drainage, U.S.A. The Nautilus 124:77-92.
  • Jones, J.W., R.J. Neves, S.A. Ahlstedt, D. Hubbs, M. Johnson, H. Dan, and B.K. Ostby. Life history and demographics of the endangered birdwing pearlymussel (Lemiox rimosus) (Bivalvia: Unionidae). American Midland Naturalist 163:335-350.

2008

  • Silva, P., X. Guan, O. Ho-Shing, J. Jones, J. Xu, D. Hui, D. Notter and E. Smith. Mitochondrial DNA-based analysis of genetic variation and relatedness among Sri Lankan native chickens and Ceylon jungle fowl (Gallus lafayetti). Animal Genetics 40:1-9.
  • Jiao, Y., R.J. Neves, and J.W. Jones. Estimation of population growth rate of the endangered dromedary pearlymussel (Dromus dromas) using a Bayesian averaging approach. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65:2389-2398.

2007

  • Neves, R.J., W.F. Henley, H. Dan, and J.W. Jones.  Conservation aquaculture: it’s application to endangered freshwater mollusks. Journal of Shellfish Research 26 (2): 665- 666.
  • Hallerman, E.M., P.J. Grobler, and J.W. Jones. Application of DNA markers for population genetic analysis, pp. 109-136, In: Zhanjiang (John) Liu (Editor), Aquaculture genome technologies. Blackwell Publishing, Ames, Iowa.
  • Jones, J.W., and R.J. Neves. A survey to evaluate the status of freshwater mussel populations in the upper North Fork Holston River, Virginia. Northeastern Naturalist 14 (3): 471-480.

2006

  • Valenti, T.W., D.S. Cherry, R.J. Currie, R.J. Neves, J.W. Jones, R. Mair, and C.M. Kane. Chlorine toxicity to early life stages of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25(9):183-189.
  • Jones, J.W., E. M. Hallerman and R.J. Neves. Genetic management guidelines for captive propagation of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia:Unionidae). Journal of Shellfish Research 25(2):527-535.
  • Jones, J.W., R. J. Neves, S.A. Ahlstedt and E. M. Hallerman. A holistic approach to taxonomic evaluation of two closely related endangered freshwater mussel species, the oyster mussel Epioblasma capsaeformis and tan riffleshell Epioblasma florentina walkeri (Bivalvia:Unionidae). Journal of Molluscan Studies 72:267-283.
  • Grobler, P., J.W. Jones, N. Johnson, B. Beaty, R.J. Neves and E.M. Hallerman. Patterns of genetic differentiation in the slabside pearlymussel, Lexingtonia dolabelloides, (Lea 1840) in the Tennessee River drainage. Journal of Molluscan Studies 72:65-75.

2005

  • Jones, J.W., R. A. Mair, and R. J. Neves. Factors affecting survival and growth of juvenile freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) cultured in recirculating aquaculture systems. Journal of North American Aquaculture 67(3):210-220.

2004

  • Jones, J.W., M. Culver, V. David, J. S. Struthers, N. Johnson, R. J. Neves, S. J. O' Brien and E. M. Hallerman. Development and characterization of microsatellite loci in the endangered oyster mussel Epioblasma capsaeformis (Bivalvia:Unionidae). Molecular Ecology Notes 4:649-652.
  • Jones, J.W., R. J. Neves, S.A. Ahlstedt and R.A. Mair. Life history and propagation of the endangered dromedary pearlymussel (Dromus dromas). Journal of the North American Benthological Society 23(3):515-525.

2003

  • Southwick, R.I., and A.J. Loftus, (Editors), W.F. Henley and J.W. Jones (Co-editors). Investigation and monetary values of fish and freshwater mussel kills. American Fisheries Society, Special Publication 30, Bethesda, Maryland.

2002

  • Pinder, M.J., E. Wilhem, and J.W. Jones. Status of the freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in the New River drainage, Virginia. Walkerana 13:189-223.
  • Jones, J.W. and R. J. Neves. Life history and propagation of the endangered fanshell pearlymussel (Cyprogenia stegaria). Journal of the North American Benthological Society 21:76-88.

2001

  • Hua D., R.J. Neves, and J. Jones. Age determination of freshwater mussels using the method of thin section. Journal of Fisheries of China. 25 (5): 413-418.
  • Jones, J.W., R.J. Neves, M. A. Patterson, C. R. Good, and A. DiVittorio. A status survey of freshwater mussel populations in the upper Clinch River, Virginia. Banisteria. 17:17-33.
  • Pinder, M.J. and J.W. Jones. Species composition and biotic condition of the fish community of Indian Creek, Tazewell County, Virginia. Banisteria. 16:2-18.

Presentations:

2013

  • J. Jones. Life history and conservation of freshwater mussels. Invited key note presentation for the West Virginia Society of American Foresters’ Annual Symposium, August 27-29, Summersville, West Virginia.
  • Tang, M., Y. Jiao, J. Jones. A Hierarchical Bayesian Approach for Estimating Freshwater Mussel Growth Based On Tag-Recapture Data. American Fisheries Society, September 8-13, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • D. Hua, J.W. Jones, T.W. Lane, R.J. Neves and Y. Jiao. Propagation, release and monitoring of mussels to restore populations in the Clinch and Powell rivers, Tennessee and Virginia. 8th Biennial Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, March 11-15, Guntersville, Alabama.
  • D. Hua, Y. Jiao, R.J. Neves and J.W. Jones. Quantitative analyses of survival and growth of the federally endangered freshwater mussel Cumberlandian combshell (Epioblasma brevidens) in the Powell River, Tennessee. 8th Biennial Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, March 11-15, Guntersville, Alabama.
  • D. Schilling, J.W. Jones, A. Phipps, M.J. Pinder and E.M. Hallerman. Assessment of morphological and molecular genetic variation of freshwater mussels species belonging to the genera Fusconaia, Pleuronaia, and Pleurobema in the Tennessee River drainage. 8th Biennial Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, March 11-15, Guntersville, Alabama.
  • T.W. Lane, J.W. Jones, and B.J.K. Ostby. Longterm monitoring and demographic assessment of mussel populations in the upper Clinch River, Tennessee. 8th Biennial Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, March 11-15, Guntersville, Alabama.
  • C.S. Carey, J.W. Jones, R. Butler, E.M. Hallerman and M.J. Kelly. Demographic assessment of a reintroduced population of the endangered oyster mussel (Epioblasma capsaeformis) in the upper Clinch River, Virginia. 8th Biennial Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, March 11-15, Guntersville, Alabama.
  • J. Rogers, W. Henley, A. Graumann, J.W. Jones and W. Gregory Cope. Assessing sub-lethal effects of chloride on adult Villosa iris using histological evaluations of vital organs. 8th Biennial Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, March 11-15, Guntersville, Alabama.
  • C.M. Bergeron, M. Johnson, A. White, J. Rogers, P.R. Lazaro, J.W. Jones, B. Beaty, B. Evans, S. Alexander, W. Gregory Cope. Recent precipitous declines of freshwater mussels in the Clinch River: Influence of sediment and water quality stressors. 8th Biennial Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, March 11-15, Guntersville, Alabama.

2012

  • A.E. Pinkney, D.A. Cristol, C.T. Driscoll, D.C. Evers, M.J. Hooper, J.W. Jones, R.S. Lazarus, A. Milliken, B.A. Rattner, J. Schmerfeld, D.W. Sparling, T.H. Tear. Interactions between climate change, contaminants, and ecosystems in the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Long Beach, California, November 9.
  • Jones, J.W. Life History and Conservation of Freshwater Mussels in Virginia. Invited Presentation, Virginia Association of Wetland Professionals, Richmond, Virginia, May 11.

2011

  • Jones, J.W., E.M. Hallerman and R.J. Neves. Population Genetics and Management of Freshwater Mussels in the United States. Invited Presentation, Freshwater Fisheries Research Center, Wuxi, China, July 18.
  • Jones, J.W. Freshwater Mussels of the Ohio River Basin: Historical Ecology, Current Conditions and Management in a Rapidly Changing World. Invited Presentation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Science Seminar Series Webcast, April 28.
  • Jones, J.W. Freshwater Mussels of the Ohio River Basin: Historical Ecology, Current Conditions and Management in a Rapidly Changing World. Invited Key Note Presentation, Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society 7th Biennial Symposium, Louisville, Kentucky, April 11-15.
  • Hua, D., J.W. Jones, R.J. Neves and Y. Jiao. Propagation, Release and Monitoring of Juvenile Mussels of Two Endangered Species, Epioblasma capsaeformis and E. brevidens and Two Non-Listed Species in the Clinch and Powell Rivers, Tennessee and Virginia. Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society 7th Biennial Symposium, Louisville, Kentucky, April 11-15.
  • Jones, J.W. Development of the Clinch-Powell Clean Rivers Initiative to Protect a Biodiversity Hotspot. State of the Region Eastern Coal Regional Roundtable, Pipestem State Park, West Virginia, March 21-23.
  • Jones, J.W. Population Modeling and Demography of an Endangered Mussel Species in the Clinch River, U.S.A: Quantitative Criteria to Evaluate Reintroductions and Recovery of Epioblasma capsaeformis. Northeast Region Biologists Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, February 14-18.
  • Jones, J.W., R.J. Neves and E.M. Hallerman. Reintroduction of the Endangered Oyster Mussel: Criteria for Evaluating Population Performance. Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Tampa, Florida, January 12-16.

2010

  • Roberts, J., E. Hallerman, J. Jones, P. Angermeier. Effects of dams, reservoirs, and tailwaters on functional connectivity in the upper Tennessee River basin. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 26-28.
  • Jones, J.W. Biological Discoveries in the Clinch and Powell Rivers and Their Importance to Freshwater Mussel Conservation. Conservation Management of the Clinch and Powell River Systems: How Towns, Roads and Development Influence Aquatic Environments, May 25-26, Abingdon, Virginia.
  • Johnson, M., R. Neves, W. Henley, J. Jones. Quantitative survey of the freshwater mussel fauna in the Powell River, Virginia and Tennessee. Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Asheville, North Carolina, February 26-28. 
  • Jones, J.W., and R.J. Neves. Population Modeling of the Endangered Oyster Mussel: quantitative criteria to evaluate harvest and reintroductions. Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Asheville, North Carolina, February 26-28.

2009

  • Jones, J.W., S.A. Ahlstedt, B.K. Ostby, B. Beaty, M. Pinder, N. Eckert, R. Butler, D. Hubbs, C. Walker, J. Schmerfeld, and R.J. Neves. Status and Trends of Freshwater Mussel Populations in the Clinch and Powell Rivers, Tennessee and Virginia. Annual Spring Meeting of The Clinch-Powell Clean Rivers Initiative. May 27-28, Abingdon, VA
  • Jones, J.W., P. Grobler, N. Johnson, R.J. Neves and E.M. Hallerman. Long-term Demographic Trends of Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in the Mississippi River Valley, USA: Genetic Evidence for Population Contraction, Expansion, and Secondary Contacts during the late Pleistocene and Holocene. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, August 28-Sept. 4, Nashville, TN
  • Jones, J.W., and J. Schmerfeld. Collapse of the Pendleton Island Mussel Preserve and the Mussel Dead-Zone in the Clinch River, VA. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Region 5 Environmental Contaminants Workshop, September 22-24, Block Island, RI
  • Jones, J.W. Natural History and Conservation of Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in Virginia. Historical Explorations into Virginia’s Natural History: Virginia Natural History Society Symposia, September 25-26, Martinsville, VA
  • Wang, N., C. Ingersoll, J. Kunz, C. Ivey, W. Brumbaugh, C. Kane, S. Alexander, B. Evans, R. Neves, D. Hua, C. Walker, J. Jones, R. Mair, N. Eckert, S. Bakaletz. Effects of coal mining discharges on juvenile mussels and commonly tested organisms. Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society. April 19-24, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Johnson, M., R. Neves, W. Henley, J. Jones. Status of the freshwater mussel fauna in the Powell River, Tennessee and Virginia. Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society. April 19-24, Baltimore, Maryland.

2008

  • Neves, R.J., Hua Dan, J.W., Jones, and W.F. Henley. Propagation and culture of endangered freshwater mussels. Society for Conservation Biology, July 13-17, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.
  • Jones, J.W., and J. Schmerfeld. Decline, recovery and restoration of freshwater mussel populations in the Clinch and Powell rivers of the southeastern United States. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Environmental Contaminants Program National Training Meeting, May 12-16, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 
  • Neves, R.J., Hua Dan, J.W., Jones, and W.F. Henley. Restoration of endangered mussels in the United States. National Shellfisheries Association Meeting. April 7-10, Providence, RI

2007    

  • Jones, J.W. Decline and recovery of freshwater mussel populations in the Clinch, and Powell rivers of the southeastern United States. Virginia/West Virginia Water Research Symposium: Connecting Management to Aquatic Communities, Skelton Conference Center, November 26-30, Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • Jones, J.W. Decline and recovery of freshwater mussel populations in the Clinch, Powell, and Big South Fork Cumberland rivers of the southeastern United States. Conservation Management of the Clinch and Cumberland River Systems: A Collaborative Discussion on Coal Mining and the Aquatic Environment, September 5-7, Abingdon, Virginia.
  • Wang, N., J. Kunz, C. Ingersoll, C. Kane, S. Alexander, B. Evans, R.J. Neves, Hua Dan, C. Walker, and J.W. Jones. Assessing the sensitivity of juvenile freshwater mussels to coal mining effluents and slurries. Conservation Management of the Clinch and Cumberland River Systems: A Collaborative Discussion on Coal Mining and the Aquatic Environment, September 5-7, Abingdon, Virginia.
  • Jones, J.W., P. Grobler, R.J. Neves, and E.M. Hallerman. Complex patterns of genetic variation in freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) of the United States: implications for conservation genetic studies. 137th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, August 31-September 6, San Francisco, California.
  • Jones, J.W., P. Grobler, R.J. Neves, and E.M. Hallerman. Complex patterns of genetic variation in freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) of the United States: implications for conservation genetic studies. Society for Conservation Biology, July 1-5, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
  • Neves, R.J., Hua Dan, J.W., Jones, R. Mair, and W.F. Henley. Propagation and restoration of endangered mussels (Unionidae) at the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Center, Virginia Tech. Dean’ Forum on the Environment, Virginia Tech. February 26, Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • Grobler, P., J.W. Jones, N. Johnson, R.J. Neves and E.M. Hallerman.  Population genetic structure of the endangered fanshell pearlymussel (Cyprogenia stegaria Rafinesque, 1820) in the Ohio and Tennessee River drainages. Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society. March 11-15, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Jones, J.W., N. Johnson, P. Grobler, R.J. Neves and E.M. Hallerman. Conservation Genetics of the Endangered Rough Pigtoe (Pleurobema plenum) (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society. March 11-15, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Johnson, N., J.W. Jones, P. Grobler, R.J. Neves and E.M. Hallerman. Population genetic analysis of the endangered Cumberland combshell (Epioblasma brevidens):  implications for species recovery. Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society. March 11-15, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Johnson, N., P. Grobler, J.W. Jones, R.J. Neves and E.M. Hallerman. Genetic Analysis of Selected Populations of the Rabbitsfoot Pearlymussel (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica) (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society. March 11-15, Little Rock, Arkansas.

2006    

  • Neves, R.J., W.F. Henley, Hua Dan and J.W. Jones. Conservation aquaculture: it’s application to endangered freshwater mollusks. Northeast Aquaculture and Exposition, December 6-8, Mystic, Connecticut.
  • Jones, J.W. Hazardous material spill response, cleanup, and natural resource restoration, Clinch River, Virginia. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Environmental Contaminants Program National Training Meeting, August 1-4, Colorado Springs, CO. 
  • Neves, R.J., R.A. Mair, and J.W. Jones. A case study of propagation and juvenile mussel releases in Virginia and Tennessee. Propagation and captive care of freshwater mollusks. Workshop of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, March 5-7, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Jones, J.W. Propagation and culture of juvenile mussels in the United States: how federal and state hatchery programs are turning the corner toward success. Propagation and captive care of freshwater mollusks. Workshop of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, March 5-7, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Koch, L. and J.W. Jones. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service discussion regarding mussel propagation policy. Workshop of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, March 5-7, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Columbus, Ohio.

2005    

  • Hallerman, E.H., J.W. Jones, and R. J. Neves. Utility of genetic markers as an aid to propagation of imperiled freshwater mussels. Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society. May 15-18, St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Morrison, C., J.W. Jones, M. Eackles, N. Johnson, T. King, R. J. Neves and E. H. Hallerman. Phylogenetic relationships among members of the tribe Pleurobemini: preliminary results. Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society. May 15-18, St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Jones, J.W., R.J. Neves, N. Johnson, and E. M. Hallerman. Phylogenetic relationships among freshwater mussel species of the genus Epioblasma. Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society. May 15-18, St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Johnson, N., J.W. Jones, P.J. Grobler, R.J. Neves, and E. M. Hallerman. Population genetic analysis of the endangered Cumberland combshell Epioblasma brevidens: implications for species recovery. Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society. May 15-18, St. Paul, Minnesota.

2004

  • Jones, J.W., R. J. Neves, S.A. Ahlstedt and E. M. Hallerman. A holistic approach to taxonomic evaluation of two closely related endangered freshwater mussel species, the oyster mussel Epioblasma capsaeformis and tan riffleshell Epioblasma florentina walkeri (Bivalvia:Unionidae). Conservation genetics workshop of imperiled mollusks and fishes, sponsored by the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society. June 29-30, National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
  • Jones, J.W., E. M. Hallerman and R.J. Neves. Genetic management guidelines for conservation and captive propagation of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia:Unionidae). Conservation genetics workshop of imperiled mollusks and fishes, sponsored by the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society. June 29-30, National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
  • Neves, R.J., J.W. Jones, and E.M. Hallerman. Conservation and restoration of freshwater fauna in the United States. Conservation genetics workshop of imperiled mollusks and fishes, sponsored by the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society. June 29-30, National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
  • Grobler, P., J.W. Jones, N. Johnson, B. Beaty, E. M. Hallerman and R.J. Neves. Patterns of genetic differentiation in the slabside pearlymussel, Lexingtonia dolabelloides, (Lea 1840) in the Tennessee River drainage. Conservation genetics workshop of imperiled mollusks and fishes, sponsored by the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society. June 29-30, National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
  • Jones, J.W., and R.J. Neves. A survey to evaluate the status of freshwater mussel populations in the upper North Fork Holston River, Virginia. Virginia Academy of Sciences, 82nd Annual Meeting. May 25-27, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.
  • Jones, J.W. The ecology and conservation of freshwater mussels: the importance of host fish in determining population dynamics. Virginia Tech Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Virginia Tech. April 6, Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • Jones, J.W., R. J. Neves, R. A. Mair and W. F. Henley. Propagation and culture of endangered juvenile mussels (Unionidae) at the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Center, Virginia Tech. (Poster Presentation) Expanding the Ark: The Emerging Science and Practice of Invertebrate Conservation. March 25-26, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, New York.
  • Jones, J.W., R. J. Neves, R. A. Mair and W. F. Henley. Propagation and culture of endangered juvenile mussels (Unionidae) at the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Center, Virginia Tech. Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society 2004. February 26-29, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • Jones, J.W. A holistic approach to taxonomic evaluation of two closely related endangered freshwater mussel species, the oyster mussel Epioblasma capsaeformis and tan riffleshell Epioblasma florentina walkeri (Bivalvia:Unionidae). Thesis Defense Seminar, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Virginia Tech. February 20, Blacksburg, Virginia

2003    

  • Mair R.A., J.W. Jones, R. J. Neves, S. A. Ahlstedt and S. Bakaletz. Propagation and culture of endangered juvenile mussels from the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Virginia Academy of Sciences, 81th Annual Meeting. May 26-29, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • Neves, R.J., J.W. Jones, W.F. Henley and R. A. Mair. Production of freshwater mussels for freshwater pearl production. National Shellfisheries Association, 95th Annual Meeting. April 13-17, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Mair R.A., J.W. Jones, R. J. Neves, S. A. Ahlstedt and S. Bakaletz. Propagation and culture of endangered juvenile mussels from the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society. March 16-19, Durham, North Carolina.
  • Jones, J.W., R. A. Mair and R. J. Neves. Factors affecting survival and growth of juvenile freshwater mussels (Bivalvia:Unionidae) cultured in recirculating aquaculture systems. Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society. March 16-19, Durham, North Carolina.
  • Neves, R.J., J.W. Jones, R.A. Mair, and W.F. Henley. Construction of a mussel propagation facility: a partnership for restoration and recovery of endangered species. Aquaculture America 2003. February 18-21, Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Jones, J.W., R. J. Neves, R. A. Mair and W. F. Henley. Propagation and culture of endangered juvenile mussels (Unionidae) at the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Center, Virginia Tech. Aquaculture America 2003. February 18-21, Louisville, Kentucky.

2002    

  • Jones, J.W., and R. J. Neves. Propagation and culture of endangered juvenile mussels (Unionidae) at the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Center, Virginia Tech. Regional Coalfield Water Resource Symposium. September 4, University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Virginia.
  • Mair R.A., J.W. Jones, and R. J. Neves. Life history aspects of the creeper, Strophitus undulatus, and green floater, Lasmigona subviridis, (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Virginia Academy of Sciences, 80th Annual Meeting. May 22-25, Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia.
  • Neves, R.J., J.W. Jones and W. F. Henley. Propagation of endangered freshwater mussels in recirculating culture systems. National Shellfisheries Association, Mystic, CT.
  • Jones, J.W., R. J. Neves, R. A. Mair and W. F. Henley. Culture of endangered juvenile mussels (Unionidae) in recirculating aquaculture systems. Propagation and restoration of freshwater mussels workshop of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society. March 14-15, National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
  • Jones, J.W., R. J. Neves, R. A. Mair and W. F. Henley. Production of endangered juvenile mussels (Unionidae) at the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Center, Virginia Tech. Propagation and restoration of freshwater mussels workshop of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society. March 14-15, National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

2001    

  • Jones, J.W. and R. J. Neves. Propagation and culture of endangered juvenile mussels (Unionidae) at the Virginia Tech Aquaculture Center. North American Benthological Society, 65th Annual Meeting. June 22-25, LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
  • Jones, J.W. and R. J. Neves. Propagation and culture of endangered juvenile mussels (Unionidae) at the Virginia Tech Aquaculture Center. Virginia Academy of Sciences, 79th Annual Meeting. May 22-25, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.
  • Jones, J.W. and R. J. Neves. Life history aspects of the endangered dromedary pearlymussel (Dromus dromas). Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society. March 12-14, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2000    

  • Jones, J.W. Propagation and culture of endangered juvenile freshwater mussels for recovery of listed species in the upper Tennessee River drainage. L.I.T.M.U.S. seminar, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Virginia Tech. October 19, Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • Jones, J.W. and R. J. Neves. Propagation and culture of endangered juvenile freshwater mussels at the Virginia Tech Aquaculture Center. Third International Conference of Recirculating Aquaculture Systems. July 19-21, Roanoke, Virginia.
  • Jones, J.W. and R. J. Neves. Propagation and culture of endangered juvenile freshwater mussels at the Virginia Tech Aquaculture Center. Aquaculture America 2000. February 2-5, New Orleans, Louisiana.

1999    

  • Jones, J.W. and R. J. Neves. Life history aspects of the endangered fanshell pearlymussel (Cyprogenia stegaria). Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society. March 17-19, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • Jones, J.W. and R. J. Neves. Life history aspects of the endangered fanshell pearlymussel (Cyprogenia stegaria). Joint Meeting of the Virginia and North Carolina Chapters of the American Fisheries Society. January 5-6, Danville, Virginia.

1998    

  • Jones, J.W. and Richard J. Neves. Host fish identification and artificial culture of two federally endangered freshwater mussels, the fanshell pearlymussel (Cyprogenia stegaria) and the birdwing pearlymussel (Lemiox rimosus). Virginia Academy of Sciences, 76th Annual Meeting. May 26-29, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.

Last update 4/11/2014