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Joseph Zydlewski

Research Publications

  • Izzo, L., and Zydlewski, J. (2017) Retrospective analysis of seasonal ocean growth rates of 2SW Atlantic Salmon in Downeast Maine using historic scales. Marine and Coastal Fisheries. 9:1, 357-372, DOI: 10.1080/19425120.2017.1334723 Download  | 
  • Altenritter, M., Kinnison, M., Zydlewski, G., Wippelhauser, G. and Zydlewski, J. (2017). Movements and demography of shortnose sturgeon in the Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers, Maine. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Published on the web 9 May 2017, https://doi-org.prxy4.ursus.maine.edu/10.1139/cjfas-2017-0083
  • O’Malley, A., Enterline, C., and Zydlewski, J. (2017) Comparison of size, growth and age structure among anadromous and landlocked populations of rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax). North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 37:2, 326-336. DOI: 10.1080/02755947.2016.1264508 Download  | 
  • Begley, M., Coghlan, Jr., and Zydlewski, J. (2017) A comparison of age, size, and fecundity of harvested and intact White Sucker (Catostomus commersoni) populations in Maine. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 37:510–523. DOI: 10.1080/02755947.2017.1290719 Download  | 
  • Maynard, G.A., Kinnison, M.T., and Zydlewski, J. (2017) Size Selection from Fishways and Potential Evolutionary Responses in a Threatened Atlantic Salmon Population. River Research and Applications. 2017;1–12 DOI: 10.1002/rra.3155 Download  | 
  • Midway, S.R., T. Wagner, J.D. Zydlewski, B.J. Irwin, and C.P. Paukert. 2016. Transboundary Fisheries Science: Meeting the Challenges of Inland Fisheries Management in the 21st Century. Fisheries 41:537-546. Download  | 
  • Zydlewski J., Stich, D.S., and Sigourney, D. (2016) Hard choices in assessing survival past dams; a comparison of single and paired release strategies. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. (999) 1-13. DOI:10.1139/cjfas-2015-0480 Download  | 
  • Weaver, D., Coghlan, S., and Zydlewski, J. (2016) Sea Lamprey Carcasses Exert Local and Variable Food Web Effects in a Nutrient-limited Atlantic Coastal Stream. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.(online) DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2015-0506 Download  | 
  • Izzo, L., Maynard, G.A., and Zydlewski, J. (2016) Upstream movements of Atlantic Salmon in the lower Penobscot River, Maine following two dam removals and fish passage modifications. Marine and Coastal Fisheries, 8(1): 448-461. DOI: 10.1080/19425120.2016.1185063 Download  | 
  • Stich, D.S., Zydlewski, G.B., and Zydlewski J. (2015) Physiological preparedness and performance of Atlantic
    salmon Salmo salar smolts in relation to behavioural salinity
    preferences and thresholds. Journal of Fish Biology. doi:10.1111/jfb.12853
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  • Stich, D.S., Bailey, M., Holbrook, C., Kinnison, and Zydlewski J. (In Press). Catchment-wide survival of wild- and hatchery-reared Atlantic Salmon smolts in a changing system. Journal of Applied Ecology. Download  | 
  • Altenritter, M., Kinnison, M., Zydlewski, G., Secor, D., and Zydlewski, J. (2015). Dorsal scute microchemistry: a new tool for reconstructing habitat use of shortnose sturgeon. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 98(12):2321-2335 Download  | 
  • Snook, E., Letcher, B., Dubreuil, T., Zydlewski, J., Whiteley, A., Hurley,S., and Danylchuk, A. (2015) Movement patterns of brook trout in a restored coastal stream system in southern Massachusetts. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. DOI: 10.1111/eff.12216

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  • Hogg, R., Coghlan Jr., S. Zydlewski, J., and Gardner, C. (2015) Fish Community Response to a Small-Stream Dam Removal in a Maine Coastal River Tributary. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 144(3), 467-479. Download  | 
  • Stich, D.S., Kinnison, M., Kocik, J. and Zydlewski J. (2015) Initiation of migration and movement rates of Atlantic Salmon smolt migration in fresh water. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 72(9): 1339-1351. Download  | 
  • Stich, D.S., Zydlewski, G.B., Kocik, J. and Zydlewski, J. (2015) Linking behavior, physiology, and survival of Atlantic Salmon smolts during estuary migration. Marine and Coastal Fisheries. 7(1) 68-86. Download  | 
  • Weaver, D., Coghlan, S., and Zydlewski, J. (2015) Decomposition of Sea Lamprey Carcasses: Temperature Effects, Nutrient Dynamics, and Implications for Stream Food Webs. Hydrobiologia. On line - DOI 10.1007/s10750-015-2302-5. Download  | 
  • Sigourney, D., Zydlewski, J., Hughes, E., Cox, O. (2015) Transport, dam passage and size selection of adult Atlantic Salmon in the Penobscot River, Maine. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 35:1164-1176

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  • Ryan, K., Calhoun, A., Timm, B. and Zydlewski, J. (2014) Monitoring Eastern Spadefoot (Scaphiopus holbrookii) activity using a passive integrated transponder (PIT) system and the effects of selected meteorological variables on burrow emergence. Journal of Herpetology (on line ahead of print).
  • Stich, D.S., Bailey, M.M. and Zydlewski J. (2014) Survival of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar smolts through a hydropower complex in the lower Penobscot River, Maine USA. Journal of Fish Biology. 85:1074-1096 Download  | 
  • Zydlewski, J. Zydlewski, G., Kennedy, B., and Gale, W. (2014) Smolting in coastal cutthroat trout, Onchorhynchus clarkii clarkii. Journal of Fish Biology. 85:1111-1130. Download  | 
  • Hogg, R., Coghlan., Jr., Zydlewski, J. and Simon, K. (2014) Anadromous sea lamprey Petromyzon marinus serve as ecosystem engineers in a coastal spawning tributary. Freshwater Biology. Freshwater Biology, 59(6), 1294-1307. Download  | 
  • Kiraly, I., Coghlan, S., Zydlewski, J., and Hayes, D. (2014) A comparison of two sampling designs for fish assemblage assessment in a large river. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 143(2), 508-518. Download  | 
  • 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  | 
  • Grote, A., Bailey, M., and Zydlewski, J. (2014) Migration and spawning behavior of American shad in the Penobscot River Maine. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 143:552-563.

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  • Zydlewski, J., Cox, O., O’Malley, A., Ruksznis, P., and Trial, J. (2014) Growth and smolting in lower mode Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, stocked into the Penobscot River, Maine North American Journal of Fisheries Management 34:147-158. Download  | 
  • Kiraly, I., Coghlan, S., Zydlewski, J., and Hayes, D. (2014) An assessment of fish assemblage structure in a large river prior to dam removal. River Research and Applications. DOI: 10.1002/rra.2738 Download  | 
  • Ryan, K., Zydlewski, J., and Calhoun, A. (2014) Using passive integrated transponder (PIT) systems for terrestrial detection of blue-spotted salamanders in situ. Journal of Herpetology 9(1):97−105 Download  | 
  • Grote, A., Bailey, M., Zydlewski, J., Hightower, J. 2014 Multibeam sonar (DIDSON) assessment of American shad (Alosa sapidissima) approaching a hydroelectric dam. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 71:545-558. Download  | 
  • Hogg, R., Coghlan Jr., S. and Zydlewski, J. (2013) Anadromous sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) recolonize a coastal river tributary after dam removal. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 142(5):1381-1394. Download  | 
  • Kazyak, D., Letcher, B.H., and Zydlewski, J. (2013) Growth variability of brook char (Salvelinus fontinalis) in Coastal Maine. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. doi: 10.1111/eff.12105 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  | 

  • Gorsky, D. and Zydlewski, J. (2013) Evaluation of size dependant predation rates and efficiency of adult post-spawned rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) on larval lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) in a laboratory setting. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 33(1):163-169.
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  • Bailey, M. and Zydlewski, J. (2013) Assessing restoration of an extant population of American shad with supplemental stocking. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 33:459-467 Download  | 
  • Dionne, P., Zydlewski, G., Kinnison, M., Zydlewski, J., and Wippelhauser, G. (2013) Reconsidering residency: Characterization and conservation implications of complex migratory patterns of shortnose sturgeon, Acipenser brevirostrum. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 70: 119–127. Download  | 
  • Zydlewski, J. and Wilkie, M. (2013) Freshwater-seawater transitions in juvenile euryhaline fish. In: Euryhaline Fishes Fish Physiology, Volume 32, Editors: McCormick, S.D., Farrell A.P. and Brauner, C.J., Elsevier Science Publishers.pp 253-326. Download  | 
  • Popescu, V., Brodie, B.S., Hunter, M., and Zydlewski, J. (2012) Use of olfactory cues by newly metamorphosed wood frogs (L. sylvaticus) during emigration. Copeia.2012(3):424-431. Download  | 
  • Gorsky, D., Zydlewski, J. and Basely, D. (2012) Characterizing seasonal and diel vertical movement and habitat use of lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) in Clear Lake, Maine. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. Download  | 
  • Wathen, G., Coghlan, S., Zydlewski, J., and Trial, J. (2012) Effects of smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomeiu) on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) habitat use and diel movements in an artificial stream. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. Download  | 
  • Gardner, C. Coghlan, S., Zydlewski, J. (2012) Distribution and Abundance of Anadromous Sea Lamprey Spawners in a Fragmented Stream: Current Status and
    Potential Range Expansion Following Barrier Removal. Northeastern Naturalist 19(X):00-00.
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  • 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  | 
  • Zydlewski, G. and Zydlewski, J. (2012) Long-term Seawater performance of Atlantic salmon smolts. Aquaculture. 362-363:121-126. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2011.03.024 Download  | 
  • Zydlewski, G., Kinnison, M., Dionne, P., Zydlewski, J., and Wippelhauser, G. (2011) Understanding habitat connectivity for shortnose sturgeon: the importance of small coastal rivers. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 47 (Suppl. 1): 1-4.
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  • Holbrook, C., M. Kinnison and J. Zydlewski. 2011 Survival of migrating Atlantic salmon smolts through the Penobscot River, Maine, USA: A pre-restoration assessment. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140(5): 1255-1268. Download  | 
  • Wathen, G., Coghlan, S., Zydlewski, J., and Joan Trial, J. 2011. Habitat Selection and Overlap of Atlantic Salmon and Smallmouth Bass Juveniles in Nursery Streams. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140(5): 1145-1157. Download  | 
  • Ostrand, K., G. Zydlewski, W. Gale, J. Zydlewski (2011) Long Term Retention, Survival, Growth, and Physiological Indicators of Salmonids Marked with Passive Integrated Transponder Tags.In J. McKenzie, Q. Phelps, R. Kopf, M. Mesa, B. Parsons, and A. Seitz, editors. Advances in fish tagging and marking technology. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 76, Bethesda, Maryland.
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  • Gardner, C. Coghlan, S., Zydlewski, J., and Saunders, R. (2011) Distribution and abundance of stream fishes in relation to barriers: Implications for monitoring stream recovery after barrier removal. River Research and Applications. DOI: 10.1002/rra.1572 Download  | 
  • 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  | 
  • Fernandes, S.J., G.B. Zydlewski, M.T. Kinnison, J.D. Zydlewski, G.S. Wippelhauser. (2010). Seasonal Distribution and Movements of Atlantic and Shortnose Sturgeon in the Penobscot River Estuary, Maine. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139:1436-1449. Download  | 
  • Spencer, R.C., J. Zydlewski and G. Zydlewski. (2010) Migratory urge and gill Na+, K+ -ATPase activity of hatchery Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) smolts from Dennys and Penobscot River stocks in Maine. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 139:947-956.

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  • Johnson, J., Baumsteiger, J., Zydlewski, J., Hudson, M. and W. Ardren (2010) Evidence of Panmixia between Sympatric Life History Forms of Coastal Cutthroat Trout in Two Lower Columbia River Tributaries. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 30:691–701.
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  • 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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  • J. Zydlewski, G. Zydlewski, and R. Danner. (2009) Descaling impairs the osmoregulatory ability of Atlantic salmon smolts. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 138:129–136. Download  | 
  • Gorsky, D., J. Trial, J. Zydlewski, J. McCleave (2009) The Effects of Smolt Stocking Strategies on Migratory Path Selection of Adult Atlantic Salmon in the Penobscot River, Maine. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29:949-957. Download  | 
  • Holbrook, C., J. Zydlewski, M. Kinnison, Gorsky, D., and S. Shephard (2009) Movements of pre-spawn adult Atlantic salmon near hydroelectric dams in the lower Penobscot River, Maine. North American Journal of Fisheries Management.
  • Zydlewski,G., J. Zydlewski, J. Johnson (2009) Patterns of migration and residency in coastal cutthroat trout. Journal of Fish Biology. 75(1) 203-222. Download  | 
  • Blomquist, S., Zydlewski, J., Hunter Jr., M. (2008) Efficacy of PIT tags for tracking the terrestrial anurans Rana pipiens and Rana sylvatica. Herpetological Review
  • Zydlewski, J. 2008. Salmonid Field Protocols Handbook - Book Review. Fisheries. Download  | 
  • Hudson, J., J. Johnson, J. Hogle., J Brunzell and J. Zydlewski (2008) Rapid seaward migration of Coastal cutthroat trout in the Columbia River. Proceedings of the 2005 Coastal Cutthroat Trout Symposium. Download  | 
  • Zydlewski, J., J. Johnson, J. Brunzell and J. Hogle, M. Karnowski, S. Clements, C. Shreck (2008) Rapid seaward migration of coastal cutthroat trout in the Columbia River. Proceedings of the 2005 Coastal Cutthroat Trout Symposium 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(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.
  • G. Zydlewski, G. Horton, T. Dubreuil, B. Letcher, J. Zydlewski, S. Casey. (2006) Monitoring of fish in small streams: A unified approach using PIT tags. Fisheries 31(10):492-502 Download  | 
  • Hill, M., G. Zydlewski, J. Zydlewski, J. Gasvoda (2006) Development and evaluation of portable PIT tag detection units: PITpacks. Fisheries Research. 77:102-109. Download  | 
  • Shrimpton, M, Zydlewski, J, and Heath W (2007) Effects of sediment load on the smolt physiology in ocean type Chinook salmon. Aquaculture. Download  | 
  • Zydlewski, G. B., S. Foott, K. Nichols, S. Hamelberg, J. Zydlewski and B. T. Bj�rnsson. 2003. Enhanced smolt characteristics of steelhead trout exposed to alternative hatchery conditions during the final months of rearing. Aquaculture 222:107-117. Download  | 
  • Zydlewski, J., S. D. McCormick and J. G. Kunkel. 2003. Early migration is physiologically advantageous in juvenile American shad (Alosa sapidissima). Journal of Fish Biology. 63:1521-37. Download  | 
  • Pelis, R. M., J. Zydlewski and S. D. McCormick (2001). Gill Na+, K+, Cl- cotransporter localization and abundance in Atlantic salmon during seawater acclimation and smolting. American Journal of Physiology. 280(6):R1844-52. Download  | 
  • Shrimpton, J. M, J. Zydlewski and S. D. McCormick (2001). The stress response of juvenile American shad to handling and confinement is greater during migration in freshwater than in seawater. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 130(6):1203-1210. Download  | 
  • Zydlewski, J., and S. D. McCormick. 2001. Changes in chloride cells corresponding to the natural development of osmotic tolerances in American shad (Alosa sapidissima). Journal of Experimental Zoology. 290(2): 73-87. Download  | 
  • McCormick, S. D., J. M. Shrimpton, and J. D. Zydlewski (1997). Temperature effects on osmoregulatory physiology of anadromous fish. In Global Warming Implications for Freshwater and marine fish. Society for Experimental Biology, Seminar Series: 61. Edited by C. M. Wood and D. G. McDonald. University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Download  | 
  • Zydlewski, J., and S. D. McCormick. 1997. Loss of hyperosmoregulatory ability in migrating juvenile American shad (Alosa sapidissima). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 54:2377-2387. Download  | 
  • Zydlewski, J., and S. D. McCormick. 1997. The ontogeny of salinity tolerance in American shad (Alosa sapidissima). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 54: 182-189. Download  | 
  • Oberst, M. D., T. J. Gollan, M. Gupta, S. R. Peura, J. D. Zydlewski, P. Sudarsanan, T. G. Lawson (1993). The encephalomyocarditis virus 3C protease is rapidly degraded by an ATP-dependent proteolytic system in reticulocyte lysate. Virology. 193(1):28-40. Download  | 
 

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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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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