|Biography:||Dr. John D. Madsen is Associate Extension/Research Professor in the Geosystems Research Institute and the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State University. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor of Biology at the Minnesota State University, Mankato from 2000 to 2003; and a Research Biologist in the Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS from 1991 to 2000.|
Dr. Madsen has a Bachelor of Science (1980) degree from Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, and Master of Science (1982) and Doctor of Philosophy (1986) degrees in Botany from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He is currently an Associate Editor for the journals Invasive Plant Science and Management and Journal of Aquatic Plant Management; and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Freshwater Ecology. Dr. Madsen is a board member of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (2011-2013) and Secretary for the board of directors of the Weed Science Society of America (2012-2014). He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Aquatic Plant Management Society (2010-2012).
|Research Interest: ||Dr. Madsen has been studying the biology, ecology, and management of aquatic plants since 1980, and has authored over 80 peer-reviewed articles on this topic. His primary research has been on the ecology and life history of invasive aquatic plants such as Eurasian watermilfoil, curlyleaf pondweed, waterchestnut, and waterhyacinth. Research on management of these species has included optimizing biological, chemical, mechanical and physical control techniques by targetting the timing of control to life history characteristics of the plants. He has also worked on the restoration of native aquatic plant communities. |
Dr. Madsen has also worked on other invasive species issues as part of a multi-disciplinary team. These projects have included invasive terrestrial plants and invasive insects.
|Hobbies:||I live, therefore I work.|
|Publications: ||Madsen, J. D. (2013). Aquatic Weed Control Update. Mississippi Vegetation Management Association Annual Meeting. Jackson, MS: MVMA. |
Madsen, J. D. (2013). Aquatic Plant Ecology Meets the Science of Plant Management. LakeLine. Madison, WI: North American Lake Management Society. 33(3), 14-18. [Document]
Wersal, R. M., Madsen, J. D., & Turnage, G. (2013). Evaluating the Sensitivity of Hydrilla and America Lotus to Different Copper Formulations Applied Alone and in Combination with Diquat. Tunica, MS. [Abstract]
Turnage, G., & Madsen, J. D. (2013). Phenology of Curlyleaf Pondweed (Potamogeton Crispus) in the Southeastern US: A Mesocosm Study. Tunica, MS. [Abstract]
Dibble, E. D., Madsen, J. D., & Wersal, R. M. (2013). Investigation of Darwin's Naturalization Hypothesis in Invaded Macrophyte Communities. Aquatic Plant Management Society 53rd Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX. [Abstract]
|Total Publications by this Author: 450|