Richard J. Neves
Biology and conservation of freshwater mussels; endangered aquatic species; restoration and recovery of aquatic ecosystems; propagation of endangered mollusks
Marine Fisheries; Endangered Species Management; Biology of Mussels
|1977 - 1978||Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts|
|1978 - 1983||Assistant Unit Leader, Virginia Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, and Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech|
|1983 - 1985||Acting Leader, Virginia Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, Virginia Tech|
|1985 - 2008||Unit Leader, Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit|
|1986 - 1994||Associate Professor, Virginia Tech|
|1994 - 2008||Professor, Virginia Tech|
Associate Editor-Invertebrates, Conservation Biology; Editorial Board, American Malacological Society; Book Review Editor, American Fisheries Society; Virginia Natural History Society; Endangered Species Committee, American Fisheries Society;Invasive Species Council; Reviewer for 17 professional journals
Selected Recent Publications:
Henley, W.F., R.J. Neves, T. Caceci, and R.G. Saacke. 2007. Anatomical descriptions and comparisons of the reproductive tracts of Utterbackia imbecillis and Villosa iris (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 50(1):1-12.
Hua, D. and R.J. Neves. 2007. Captive survival and pearl culture potential of the pink heelsplitter Potamilus alatus. North American Journal of Aquaculture 69:147-158
Liberty, A. J., B. J. Ostby, and R. J. Neves. 2007. Determining a suitable substrate size and sampling frequency for rearing juvenile rainbow mussels Villosa iris. North American Journal of Aquaculture 69:44-52.
Hanlon, S. D. and R. J. Neves. 2006. Seasonal growth and mortality of juveniles of Lampsilis fasciola (Bivalvia:Unionidae) released to a fish hatchery raceway. American Malacological Bulletin 21:45-49.
Mummert, A., T. J. Newcomb, R. J. Neves, and B. Parker. 2006. Evaluation of a recirculating pond system for rearing juvenile freshwater mussels at White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery, West Virginia, U.S.A. American Malacological Bulletin 21(1/2):1-10.
Valenti, T.W., D.S. Cherry, R.J. Neves, J.W. Jones, R. Mair, and C.M. Kane. 2006. Chlorine toxicity to early life stages of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia:Unionidae). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25(9):183-189.
Helfrich, L.A. and R.J. Neves. 2006. Fee fishing ponds and streams in Virginia. Extension Publication No. 420-720. 4 pp.
Jones, J. W., E. M. Hallerman, and R. J. Neves. 2006. Genetic management guidelines for captive propagation of freshwater mussels (Unionoidea). Journal of Shellfish Research 25 (2):527-535.
Valenti, T. W., D. S. Cherry, R. J. Neves, B. A. Locke, and J. J. Schmerfeld. 2006. Case study: Sensitivity of mussel glochidia and regulatory test organisms to mercury and a reference toxicant. Chapter 14 in Freshwater Bivalve Ecotoxicology, J. L. Farris and J. H. VanHassel (eds.), pp.351-367.
Henley, W. F., P. J. Grobler, and R. J. Neves. 2006. Non-invasive method to obtain DNA from freshwater mussels. Journal of Shellfish Research 25(3):975-977.
Brown, M.E., M. Kowalewski, R.J. Neves, D.S. Cherry, and M.E. Schreiber. 2005. Freshwater mussel shells as environmental chronicles: geochemical and taphonomic signatures of mercury-related extirpations in the North Fork Holston River, Virginia. Environmental Science and Technology 39: 1455-1462.
Bakaletz, S. and D. Neves. 2005. Big South Fork restores endangered mussels. National Park Service Natural Resource Year in Review - 2004:48-49.
Helfrich, L. A., J. Parkhurst, and R. Neves. 2005. Managing spring wetlands for fish and wildlife habitat. Virginia Tech Extension Bulletin. 11pp.
Helfrich, L. A., J. Parkhurst and R. Neves. 2005. Lake property owners guide to understanding and managing lakes: Part I (Physical measurements). Virginia Tech Extension Bulletin. 12 pp.
Grobler, P. J., J. W. Jones, N. A. Johnson, B. Beaty, J. Struthers, R. J. Neves, and E. M. Hallerman. 2005. Patterns of genetic differentiation and conservation of the slabside pearlymussel, Lexingtonia dolabelloides (Lea, 1840) in the Tennessee River drainage. Journal of Molluscan Studies: 72, 65-75.
Helfrich, L. A., J. Parkhurst, and R. J. Neves. 2005. Managing spring wetlands for fish and wildlife habitat. Virginia Cooperative Extension Publication No. 420-537. 6 pp.
Helfrich, L. A., J. Parkhurst, and R. J. Neves. 2005. Guide to understanding and managing lakes: Part I (Physical measurements). Cooperative Extension Publication No. 420-538. 8 pp.
Jones, J.W., R.A. Mair, and R.J. Neves. 2005. Factors affecting survival and growth of juvenile freshwater mussels cultured in recirculating aquaculture systems. North American Journal of Aquaculture 67: 210-220.
Valenti, T.W., D.S. Cherry, R.J. Neves, and J. Schmerfeld. 2005. Acute and chronic toxicity of mercury to early life stages of the rainbow mussel, Villosa iris (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24 (5): 1242-1246.
Hull, M.S., D.S. Cherry, and R.J. Neves. 2005. Use of bivalve metrics to quantify influences of coal-related activities in the Clinch River watershed, Virginia. Hydrobiologia 556:341-355.
Beaty, B.B., and R.J. Neves. 2004. Use of natural water flow-through culture system for rearing juvenile freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) and evaluation of the effects of substrate size, temperature, and stocking density. American Malacological Bulletin 19:15-23.
Jones, J.W. and R.J. Neves. 2004. Life history and propagation of the endangered dromedary pearly mussel (Dromus dromas) (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 23(3):515-525.
Jones, J.W., M. Culver, V. David, J. Struthers, N. Johnson, R.J. Neves, S.J. O'Brien, and E.M. Hallerman. 2004. Development and characterization of microsatellite loci in the endangered oystermussel Epioblasma capsaeformis (Bivalvia Unionidae). Molecular Ecology Notes 10:1-4.
Neves, R.J. 2004. Propagation of endangered freshwater mussels in North America. Journal of Conchology Special Publication No.3:69-80.
Beck, K. and R.J. Neves. 2003. An evaluation of selective feeding by three age groups of the rainbow mussel (Villosa iris). North American Journal of Aquaculture 65:203-209.
Gatenby, C.M., D.M. Orcutt, D.A. Kreeger, B.C. Parker, V.A. Jones, R.J. Neves. 2003. Gross biochemical composition of four algae at different phases of growth. Journal of Applied Phycology 15:1-11.
Hull, M.S., D.S.Cherry, R.J.Soucek, D.J.Currie and R.J.Neves. 2003. Comparison of Asian clam bioassays and benthic community surveys in quantifying effects of a coal-fired power plant effluent on Clinch River biota. Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Stress and Recovery 9:271-283.
Mummert, A., T.J. Newcomb, R.J. Neves, and D.S. Cherry. 2003. Sensitivity of juvenile freshwater mussels to total and unionized ammonia. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 22(11):2545-2553.
Zimmerman, L.L., R.J. Neves and D. Smith. 2003. Control of predacious flatworms (Macrostomum sp.) in culturing freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae). North American Journal of Aquaculture 65:28-32.
Zimmerman, L.L. and R.J. Neves. 2003. Effects of temperature on longevity and viability of glochidia of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae). American Malacological Bulletin 17:31-35.
Jones, J.W., and R.J. Neves. 2002. Life history and ecology of the endangered fanshell (Cyprogenia stegaria) (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Journal of the American Benthological Society 21:76-88.
Ensign, W.E., A.J. Temple, and R.J. Neves. 2002. Effects of fright bias on sampling efficiency of stream fish assemblages. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 17:127-139.
Chen, L.-Y., A.G. Heath, and R.J. Neves. 2001. Comparison of oxygen consumption in freshwater mussels (Unionidae) from different habitats during declining dissolved oxygen concentration. Hydrobiologia 450: 209-214.
Henley, W.F. and R.J. Neves. 2001. Behavioral responses of glochidia of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) to chemical cues of fish. American Malacological Bulletin 16(1/2): 131-135.
Chen, L.-Y., A.G. Heath, and R.J. Neves. 2001. An evaluation of air and water transport of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae). American Malacological Bulletin 16(1/2): 147-154.
Jones, J.W., R.J. Neves, M.A. Patterson, C.R. Good, and A. DiVittorio. 2001. A status survey of freshwater populations in the upper Clinch River, Tazewell County, Virginia. Banisteria 17: 20-30.
Rogers, S.O., B.T. Watson, and R.J. Neves. 2001. Life history and population biology of the endangered tan riffleshell (Epioblasma florentina walkeri) (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Journal of the North American Benthological Society 20(4): 582-594.
Henley, W. G., L. L. Zimmerman, R. J. Neves, and M. R. Kidd. 2001. Design and evaluation of recirculating water systems for maintenance and propagation of freshwater mussels. North American Journal of Aquaculture 63:144-155.
Stoeckel, J. N., and R. J. Neves. 2001. Induced spawning of the margined madtom. North American Journal of Aquaculture. 63:99-108.
Henley, W. F., M. A. Patterson, R. J. Neves, and A. D. Lemley. 2000. Effects of sedimentation and turbidity on lotic food webs: a concise review for natural resource managers. Reviews in Fisheries Science 8(2):125-139.
Stoeckel, J. N., and R. J. Neves. 2000. Methods for hatching margined madtom eggs. North American Journal of Aquaculture 62:42-47.
Ziuganov, V. E., San Miguel, R. J. Neves, et al. 2000. Life span variation of the freshwater pearl shell: a model species for testing longevity mechanisms in animals. Ambio 29(2):102-105.
Last updated July 24, 2007