Anthony (Tony) Ricciardi is Professor of Biology appointed jointly to the Redpath Museum and the Bieler School of Environment at McGill University. He received his PhD from McGill in 1997 after having completed research on the impacts of the zebra mussel in the St. Lawrence River. For 30 years, he has examined factors affecting the spread and impact of invasive species in freshwater ecosystems.
Tony is a McGill Trottier Fellow in Science and Public Policy, and a recipient of the Frank Rigler Award—the highest honour given by the Canadian Society of Limnologists in recognition of major achievements in aquatic science. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Animal Ecology, Biological Invasions, and Neobiota. He is also one of the international experts contributing to the IPBES Invasive Alien Species Assessment, which evaluates current global trends of invasions, as well as their impacts, drivers, and management.
Currently, he and his students are conducting field and lab experiments to examine the influence of climate warming on biotic interactions of non-native fishes and invertebrates in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River basin.