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Aly McKnight

Aly McKnight


  • University of Maine 2017
  • MS University of Massachusetts 1999
  • BA Connecticut College 1996


Born and raised a New Englander, I spent my early years studying green crab ecology in Long Island Sound. After earning my M.Sc., I spent 10 seasons working in Alaska on a variety of seabird projects for the FWS, many relating to the EVOS aftermath. When not chasing seabirds, I play flute in the Bangor Band and attempt to keep my two boys in line.

Research Interests

While I'm still in the early stages of project planning, I hope to address seabird colony dynamics in both Prince William Sound, Alaska, and the Gulf of Maine through a combination of historical dataset analysis and an ongoing tagging study.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 1

Phd Students: 6

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 14

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 28

Scientific Publications: 53

Presentations: 251


Contact Information

Tel: (207) 581 - 2921


Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Maine
  5. Wildlife Management Institute