Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Alison P Stodola
Title: Assistant Aquatic Biologist
Mailing address:
1816 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Office address:
607 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
Address mailcode: 652
Office room:
Location: NRB
Phone: 217-300-0969
Fax: 217-244-0729

Conduct field surveys for freshwater mollusks and assist with management of specimens for the mollusk collection

Message to students:
Professional affiliations:
American Fisheries Society
Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society
Selected publications:

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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Professional society involvement and activities:
Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society
American Fisheries Society

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

Lab name: INHS Mollusk Lab research: Lab publications: Lab current projects:

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