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Lisa Izzo



  • BS Rutgers university 2012


I have spent most of my life in NJ, and grew up loving the water. My love of the water led me to pursue my B.S. in marine sciences at Rutgers University, where I developed an interest in fisheries ecology. Outside of school, I enjoy kayaking and running, and love to try new activities that get me outside.

Research Interests

The Penobscot River is currently undergoing a historic restoration project, and my research focuses on the upstream migration of adult Atlantic salmon in the river after the removal of the Veazie and Great Works dams. I will be examining the success of the new fish lift being installed at the Milford dam using a DIDSON "acoustic camera". The DIDSON will allow us to observe behavior of Atlantic salmon, but also other species like American shad and alewife, that are trying to enter the lift and proceed upstream. My project will also use radio telemetry to track the movements of adult salmon in the lower Penobcot River before they reach the Milford dam to determine if any of the changes to the river are causing delays in salmon migration.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 4

Phd Students: 6

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 14

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 24

Scientific Publications: 60

Presentations: 276


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