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Life history variation in brook trout

Brook trout life history


January 2005 - January 2015


This work is aimed at understanding the complexties of growth and life history "choice" in the context of managing for a fishery.

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Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Jackson, C. and J. Zydlewski (2009) Summer movements of sub-adult brook trout, landlocked Atlantic salmon and smallmouth bass in the Rapid River, Maine. Journal of Freshwater Ecology. 24(4) 567-580.

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  • Risley, C.A.L. and J. Zydlewski (2010) Assessing the effects of catch and release regulations on a brook trout population using and age-structured model. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 30:1434-1444. Download  | 
  • Kazyak, D. and Zydlewski, J. (2012) High-Density Polyethylene Pipe: A New Material for Pass-By Passive Integrated Transponder Antennas. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 32(1):49-52. Download  | 
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  • Jackson, C. 2009. MS Thesis: Fishing, Water Regulation and Competition: the Past, Present and Future of Brook Trout in the Rapid River, Maine. Download  | 
  • Kayzak, D. 2011. Growth and movement of brook char (Salvelinus fontinalis) in coastal Maine. M.S. Thesis, University of Maine.Download  | 


  • Letcher, B. J.Zydlewski, T. Dubreuil, M. O'Donnell and B. Connery (2006) Brook trout growth and movements in a Maine coastal stream, Stanley Brook. Northeast sea-run trout meeting 2006. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hadley, MA.. December 6.
  • Kazyak, D., Zydlewski, J., and Letcher, B. (2009) Movement and habitat use of brook charr in coastal Maine. 139th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Nashville Tennessee. August 30-September 3
  • Damkot, P., Coghlan, Jr., S., and Zydlewski, J. (2009) The influence of riparian forest characteristics on terrestrial invertebrate input and brook trout diet in headwater streams. 139th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Nashville Tennessee. August 30-September 3.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 238

Phd Students: 144

Post Docs: 54

University Staff: 239

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 673

Scientific Publications: 1905

Presentations: 4236



Funding Agencies

  • Maine Sea Grant


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey