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Ernie Atkinson

E. Atkinson


  • SUNY Cobleskill 1904
  • SUNY Cobleskill 1904


I am a non-traditional graduate student with a 25-year career with the State of Maine DMR working with Atlantic salmon. My goal is to acquire new tools for my job. In my spare time, I ride my bike, build boats, play music with my family and umpire high school baseball games.

Research Interests

My research will be focused on dispersal of post-emergent juvenile Atlantic salmon related to habitat quality. I hope to take this information to better use and distribute fish during stocking efforts. I will also develop a toolset that can be used to maximize good habitats and to identify reaches we may be able change to be more suitable for rearing Atlantic salmon.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 4

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 11

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 22

Scientific Publications: 52

Presentations: 281


Contact Information

Tel: (207) 581 - 2821


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