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Dr. Cyndy Loftin

Research Publications

  • Clare, J., S.T. McKinney, C.S. Loftin, and J.E. DePue. Multiple methods improve inferences and evaluate method-specific biases, with extensions for observation dependence. Ecological Applications. DOI: 10.1002/eap.1587
  • Groff, L.A., A.J.K. Calhoun, C.S. Loftin. Amphibian Terrestrial Habitat Selection and Movement Patterns Vary With Annual Life History Period. Canadian Journal of Zoology 95:433-442. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjz-2016-0148
  • Loman, Z.G., E.J. Blomberg, W.V. Deluca, D.J. Harrison, C.S. Loftin, and P.B. Wood. 2017. Landscape Capability predicts upland game bird Abundance and Occurrence. Journal of Wildlife Management. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21265.
  • Wood, C.M., S.T. Mckinney, and C.S.Loftin. 2017. Intraspecific functional diversity of common species enhances community stability. Ecology and Evolution 2017: 1–8, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2721
  • Groff, L.A., A.J.K. Calhoun, and C.S. Loftin. Hibernal Habitat Selection by Wood Frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus) in a Northern New England Montane Landscape. Journal of Herpetology 50(4):559-569. http://dx.doi.org/10.1670/15-131R1 Abstract | 
  • Groff, L.A., C.S. Loftin, and A.J.J. Calhoun. 2016. Predictors of Breeding Site Occupancy by Amphibians in Montane Landscapes. Journal of Wildlife Management. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21184
  • Groff, S.C., C.S. Loftin, F.A. Drummond, S. Bushmann, and B.McGill. 2016. Parameterization of the InVEST Crop Pollination Model to spatially predict abundance of wild blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton) native bee pollinators in Maine, USA. Environmental Modeling and Software 79:1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.01.003 Download  | 
  • Drahovzal, S.A., C.S. Loftin, and J. Rhymer. 2015. Environmental predictors of shrubby cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa) habitat and quality as host for Maine’s endangered Clayton’s copper butterfly (Lycaena dorcas claytoni). Wetlands Ecology and Management, DOI:10.1007/s11273-015-9427-1 Download  | 
  • Groff, L.A., A.L. Pitt, R.F. Baldwin, A.J.K. Calhoun, and C.S. Loftin. 2015. Evaluation of a waistband for attaching external transmitters to anurans. Wildlife Society Bulletin. Download  | 
  • Groff, L.A., A.J.K Calhoun, C.S. Loftin. 2015. LITHOBATES SYLVATICUS (Wood Frog). HABITAT USE. Northeastern Naturalist 46(2): 2015. Download  | 
  • Sutton, W.B., R. Barrett, A.T. Moody, C.S. Loftin, P. deMaynadier, and P. Nanjappa. 2015. Changes in climate niche and climate refugia of conservation priority salamander species: a case study from the northeastern United States. Forests 6:1-26. Download  | 
  • Groff, L.A., C.S. Loftin, and A.J.K Calhoun. LITHOBATES SYLVATICUS (Wood Frog). HIBERNATION.
  • Guyette, M.Q., C.S. Loftin, J. Zydlewski, and R.Cunjak. 2014. Carcass analogues provide marine subsidies for macroinvertebrates and juvenile Atlantic salmon in temperate oligotrophic streams. Freshwater Biology 59:392-406. Download  | 
  • Nelson, S.J., K.E. Webster, C.S. Loftin, and K.C. Weathers. 2013. Shifts in controls on the temporal coherence of throughfall chemical flux in Acadia National Park, Maine, USA. Biogeochemistry 116:147-160. Download  | 
  • Guyette, M.Q., C.S. Loftin, and J. Zydlewski. (2013) Carcass analog addition enhances juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) growth and condition.Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 70:860-870. http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/cjfas-2012-0496#.UbcWlZyX33A Download  | 
  • McCullough, I.M., C.S. Loftin, S.A. Sader. 2013. Landsat imagery reveals declining clarity of Maine's lakes during 1995-2010. Freshwater Science 32:741-752. Download  | 
  • McCullough, I.M., C.S. Loftin, S.A. Sader. 2013. Lakes without Landsat? An alternative approach to remote lake monitoring with MODIS 250 m imagery. Lake and reservoir management 29:89-98. Download  | 
  • McCullough, I.M., C.S. Loftin, S.A. Sader. 2013. A manual for remote sensing of Maine lake clarity. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 207, 28 pp. Download  | 
  • Loftin, C.S., A.J.K. Calhoun, S. Nelson, A. Elskus, and K. Simon. 2012. Mercury bioaccumulation in wood frogs developing in seasonal pools. Northeastern Naturalist 19:579-600. Download  | 
  • Shearin, A.F., A.J.K. Calhoun, and C.S Loftin. 2012. Evaluation of Listener-based Amphibian Surveys with Automated Audio Recording Devices. Wetlands 32:737-751. Download  | 
  • Freeman, R.C., K.P. Bell, A.J.K. Calhoun, and C.S. Loftin. 2012. Incorporating economic models into vernal pool conservation planning: using local land regulations to enhance state regulations. Wetlands 32:509-520. Download  | 
  • McCullough, I.M., C.S. Loftin, and S.A. Sader. 2012. High-frequency remote monitoring of large lakes with MODIS 500 m imagery. Remote Sensing of Environnment 124:234-241. Download  | 
  • Danielson, T.J., C.S. Loftin, L. Tsomides, J.L. DiFranco, B. Connors, D.L. Courtemanch, F. Drummond, and S.P. Davies. 2012. An algal model for predicting attainment of tiered biological criteria of Maine’s streams and rivers. Freshwater Science 31:318-340.
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  • McCullough, I.M., C.S. Loftin, and S.A. Sader. 2012. Combining lake and watershed characteristics with Landsat TM data for remote estimation of regional lake clarity. Remote Sensing of Environment 123:109-115. Download  | 
  • McCullough, I.M., C.S. Loftin, and S.A. Sader. 2012. Combining lake and watershed characteristics with Landsat TM data for remote estimation of regional lake clarity. Remote Sensing of Environment 123:109-115. Supplemental material. Download  | 
  • Danielson, T.J., C.S. Loftin, L. Tsomides, J.L. DiFranco, and B. Connors. 2011. Algal bioassessment metrics for wadeable streams and rivers of Maine, USA, J. North American Benthological Society 30:1033-1048. Download  | 
  • Chalmers, R.J., and C.S. Loftin. 2010. Plethodon cinereus, eastern red-backed salamander, wetland habitat, Herpetological Review 41(4):468-469. Download  | 
  • Petrin, Z., E.G. Schilling, C.S. Loftin, F. Johansson. 2010. Predators shape distribution and promote diversification of morphological defenses in Leucorrhinia, Odonata. Eolutionary Ecology 24:1003-1016 Download  | 
  • Schilling, E. G., C. S. Loftin, and A. D. Huryn. 2009. Effects of introduced fish on native macroinvertebrates in two types of historically fishless lakes. Biological Conservation 142:3030-3038.
  • Schilling, E. G., C. S. Loftin, and A. D. Huryn. 2009. Macroinvertebrates as indicators of fish absence in naturally fishless lakes. Freshwater Biology 54:181-202.
  • Schilling, E. G., C. S. Loftin, K. E. DeGoosh, A. D. Huryn, and K. E. Webster. 2008. Predicting the historical distributions of naturally fishless lakes. Freshwater Biology 53:1021-1035.
  • Nelson, S. J., K. B. Johnson, K. C. Weathers, C. S. Loftin, I. J. Fernandez, J. S. Kahl, D. P. Krabbenhoft. 2008.Deposition, re-emission, and evasion: Mercury mass fluxes in winter at Acadia National Park, Maine, USA, Applied Geochemistry 23:384-398.
  • Crocker, J. C., M. S. Bank, C. S. Loftin and R. E. Jung. 2007. Effects of observer bias and stream flow on lotic salamander population abundance sampling. Journal of Herpetology 41(2):325-329.
  • J. Kurth, C. Loftin, J. Zydlewski and J. Rhymer (2007) PIT tag effectiveness for freshwater mussel recaptures. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 26(2):253?260 Download  | 
  • J. Kurth, C. Loftin, J. Zydlewski and J. Rhymer. 2007. PIT tag effectiveness for freshwater mussel recaptures. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 26:253-260.
  • Bank, M. S., J. R. Burgess, D. C. Evers and C. S. Loftin. 2007. Mercury contamination of biota from Acadia National Park, Maine, USA: a review. Invited Paper, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Special Issue on Acadia National Park Mercury Biogeochemistry, 126(1-3): 105-115.
  • Hierl, L., C. S. Loftin, J. R. Longcore, D. G. McAuley, and D. Urban. 2007. A Multivariate Assessment of Changes in Wetland Habitat Conditions for Waterbirds at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, Maine, USA. Wetlands 27(1): 141-152.
  • Chalmers, R. J., and C. S. Loftin. 2006. Wetland and shoreline habitat used by nesting four-toed salamanders (Hemidactylium scutatum) in Maine. Journal of Herpetology 40(4):478-485.
  • Chalmers, R. J., and C. S. Loftin. 2006. HEMIDACTYLIUM SCUTATUM (Four-toed Salamander). MORPHOLOGY/PHENOLOGY. Herpetological Review 37(1):69-71.
  • Bank, M. S., C. S. Loftin, and R. E. Jung. 2005. Mercury bioacculumation in Two-lined salamanders from streams in the Northeastern United States. Ecotoxicology 14:181-191.
  • Loftin, C. S., N. Ansay, and W. M. Kitchens. 2001. Development and application of a spatial hydrology model of Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 37(4):935-956.
  • Bissonette, J. A., C. S. Loftin, D. M. Leslie, Jr., L. A. Nordstrom, and W. J. Fleming. 2000. The cooperative research unit program and wildlife education: historic development, future challenges. Wildlife Society Bulletin 28:534-541.
  • Loftin, C. S., S. B. Aicher, and W. M. Kitchens. 2000. Effects of the Suwannee River sill on the hydrology of Okefenokee Swamp: Application of research results in the environmental assessment procedure. Pages 102-110 in S. F. McCool, D. N. Cole, W. T. Borrie, and J. O'Loughlin, eds., Proceedings of the 1999 National Wilderness Research Conference, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. OMRS-P-15-Vol 3.
  • Loftin, C. S., W. Rasberry, and W. M. Kitchens. 2000. Development of a grid-cell topographic surface for Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia. Wetlands 20:487-499.
  • Loftin, CS. 1997. The hydrology of Okefenokee Swamp, Pages 266-269 in KJ Hatcher, ed., Proceedings of the 1997 Georgia Water Resources Conference, 20-22 March 1997, The University of Georgia, Athens.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 22

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 28

Scientific Publications: 54

Presentations: 266

 

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Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Orono, ME 04469-5755 Phone: (207) 581 - 2907 Fax: (207) 581 - 2858 Our University Web Site

Unit Leader

Cyndy Loftin
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Dr. Loftin joined the Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in 1999 as the Assistant Unit Leader-Wildlife. She became the Unit Leader in 2011. She holds a graduate faculty appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture.

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