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Cyndy Loftin Unit Leader Tel: (207) 581 - 2843

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.

Sampling American shad on the Penobscot River.

Joseph Zydlewski Assistant Unit Leader Tel: (207) 581 - 2853

Joe joined the Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in 2004 as Assistant Unit Leader, coming from the USFWS Columbia River Fisheries Program Office. He is a Professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology and cooperating faculty in the School of Biology and Ecology and the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine, Orono.

University Staff

Catlin Ames

Rena Carey

Rena Carey Tel: (207) 581 - 2907

Rena came to the University of Maine, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology in May 2006. She started working with the Cooperative Research Unit in December 2008.

Prior to that, Rena worked for 13 years as the Office Manager/Bookkeeper for a quasi-state government agency in Bangor, Maine.

Stephen Coghlan Website: http://www.wle.umaine.edu/faculty/coghlan_website3/coghlan.html Tel: (207) 581 - 2880

Dr. Coghlan joined the faculty of the Wildlife Ecology Department in September 2006, with research interests encompassing individual- and community-level processes relating to applied fisheries ecology and management.

Cory Gardner

Cory Gardner Tel: (207) 581 - 1340

I am a Orono native. I was involved in a wide variety of Maine Coop Unit activities as an undergraduate and graduate student from 2006-2010. Between finishing my MS, focusing on the Sedgeunkedunk Stream dam removal, at UMaine and returning to work here I spent three years in Colorado working for the state native fish conservation unit and a consulting firm.

Tarren Giberti

Katherine Goodine

Katherine Goodine Tel: (207) 581 - 2870

Katherine came to the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology and the Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in October 2012.

David Holmberg

Christopher Horvath

Connor King

Joshua Kocik

Molly-Jean Langlais-Parker

Aly McKnight

Aly McKnight Tel: (207) 581 - 2921

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.

Allyson Redcay

Tim Reffitt

Dylan Whitaker

Elesha Young

Gayle Zydlewski

Students and Post Docs

Betsy Irish

Betsy Barber Tel: (207) 581 - 1340

I am originally from Grand Island, NE but moved to Maine to study marine biology. I am interested in community ecology, and my past focus was on predator/prey interactions. Recently my study interests have shifted toward fisheries ecology. I love hiking in Maine (there are so many trees!), as well as relaxing with a good book and a cup of tea.

Brandon Boxler

Brianne Looze

Brianne Du Clos

Growing up in the great state of Wisconsin, I became fascinated with forested landscapes at a very young age. I set out for a career in forest conservation, but ended up discovering the field of landscape ecology and soon found myself headed down a very different path. Now I’m studying native pollinator conservation by assessing what landscape characteristics aid wild bees to most efficiently and effectively pollinate crops in the Northeast US. When I’m away from school, you’ll find me cooking or baking delicious treats, hiking in the Maine woods, or visiting one of Maine’s 60+ lighthouses.

Melissa Flye

Me and Snake

Berlynna Heres

I’m form St. Peterburg, Florida. I love all wildlife and the field of conservation biology. I enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, birding, herping, gardening, and swimming as well as indoor hobbies like board games, drawing, video games, and crafts.

Jared Homola

Jared Homola

I joined the Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in the fall of 2013. Before coming to Maine, I earned my M.Sc. at Grand Valley State University and B.Sc. at Michigan State University. In my previous positions, I typically used molecular tools to study disease ecology as well as ancient and contemporary dispersal for various fish species around the Great Lakes basin. In my free time, I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, and anything else to get outdoors.

Kevin Job

Kevin Job

I grew up in Southeastern Connecticut, where I spent my free time exploring the area rivers, ponds, and coastline. At a young age, I knew I wanted to work with fish and I am extremely grateful to be where I am today. In my free time , I try to travel around the country as much as possible in search of new places to fish, take photos, or backpack.

Zachary Loman

Zachary Loman

Zac completed his master’s in biology in 2010 at Humboldt State University. He studied the Golden-cheeked Warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia), a warbler endemic to central Texas. He completed his Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries in 2014 at Mississippi State University, under the late Samuel Riffell. His Ph.D. addressed effects on songbirds from biofuel feedstock production in intensively managed pine forests. His primary species of interests included (among others) two warbler species, Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor) and Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens).

Geroge Maynard

George Maynard Tel: (207) 581 - 2821

I'm originally from Stafford Springs, Connecticut. My mom started me out fishing as soon as I was old enough to cast, and since then, I've enjoyed being on the water, chasing fish. I also enjoy upland bird hunting, gardening, tinkering with cars and bicycles, and computer programming.

Alejandro Molina Moctezuma

Alejandro Molina-Moctezuma

I grew up in Mexico City, where I've spent most of my life. Since I was a kid, I was interested in science and wildlife in general, and that led me to pursue a degree in Biology, and a Master's degree in Ecology. In my free time I enjoy reading popular science books about the cosmos and how our universe works.

Erin Peterson

Brian Rolek

Brian Rolek

My research has generally focused on conservation of wildlife. I have published on the effects of climate change on bird communities and habitat association of birds; with a focus on modeling. I am originally from Southeastern Pennsylvania but have since moved to the East Coast of North America to pursue my interests in biology and wildlife. I enjoy everything outdoors. A few of my favorite activities include traveling, hiking, camping, and bird watching.

Sarah Vogel

Sarah Vogel

I grew up in Wisconsin and have lived in New York, Arizona, and Tennessee. I'm excited to be in Maine and look forward to learning how to ski, snowshoe, ice skate, and how not to get frostbite. I love being outdoors and exploring new places with my two dogs, Maverick and Juliet. Together, we're always up for a hike or really any adventure!

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 17

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 30

Scientific Publications: 51

Presentations: 248

 

Contact Us

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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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