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Daniel Weaver

Daniel Weaver 2018

Education

  • Ph D University of Maine 2017
  • MS North Carolina State University 2010
  • BS Virginia Tech 2007

Biography

I joined the Maine Coop Unit and Wildlife, Fisheries, Conservation Biology department in the summer of 2013. I'm originally from Virginia and in my free time I enjoy running, hiking, and kayaking.

Research Interests

Broadly I am interested in population and community dynamics and food web interactions in rivers and streams and those that bridge freshwater and marine ecosystems with an emphasis on fish, but also aquatic invertebrates and microorganisms. My PhD work demonstrated linkages between freshwater and marine ecosystems through the nutrient dynamics of anadromous sea lamprey. Currently I'm exploring other diadromous fishes including American eel and American shad and their migratory movement through fishways and dams. I’m working on developing a Bayesian forecasting model to predict the movement and behavior of outmigrating silver-phase American eel through dams. I work to develop a framework that will assist natural resource managers in the decision-making process of managing and conserving fisheries and ecosystem functions.

Research Publications

  • Weaver, D., Coghlan Jr., S., Greig, H., Klemmer, A., Perkins, L., and Zydlewski, J. (2018) Subsidies from anadromous sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus)
    carcasses function as a reciprocal nutrient exchange between
    marine and freshwaters. River Research and Applications. DOI: 10.1002/rra.3291
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  • Weaver, D., Coghlan Jr., S. and Zydlewski, J. (2018) The influence of nutrients from carcasses of sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) on larval growth and spawner abundance. Fisheries Bulletin. 116:142–152, DOI: 10.7755/FB.116.2.3 Download  | 
  • Weaver, D., Coghlan Jr., S. and Zydlewski, J. (2018) Effects of sea lamprey substrate modification and carcass nutrients on macroinvertebrate assemblages in a small Atlantic coastal stream. Journal of Freshwater Ecology, 33:1, 19-30, DOI: 10.1080/02705060.2017.1417168 Download  | 
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Technical Publications

  • Wallace, B.C., D.M. Weaver, and T.J. Kwak. 2011. Efficiency of baited hoop nets for sampling catfish in southeastern U.S. small impoundments. Pages 581-588 in P.H. Michaletz and V.H. Travnichek, editors. Conservation, ecology, and management of catfish: the second international symposium. American Fisheries Society Symposium 77, Bethesda, Maryland.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 98

Masters Students: 230

Phd Students: 144

Post Docs: 54

University Staff: 248

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 647

Scientific Publications: 1894

Presentations: 4161

 

Contact Information

Tel: (207) 581 - 2939 Personal Web Site: http://danielweaver1.weebly.com/

Links of Interest

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey