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Maine Research Activities

Maine Warden Service divers and Coop Unit conduct mussel survey on the Sebasticook River, Maine.

Over the past eight decades the Maine Unit has worked on a variety of issues of importance to Maine and the region. Studies have examined the ecology and management of migratory game birds, biology and conservation of Atlantic salmon and other fishes, effects of forestry practices on forest carnivores and birds, wetland and aquatic species conservation, and land conservation planning. Results of the Unit's research are regularly reported in an annually published unit report (see the Documents page for digital copies of past reports), seminars, workshops, and informal meetings, as well as in technical and scientific publications.

Maine Active Projects

Maine Completed Projects

Maine Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Rolek, B. W., D.J. Harrison, C.S. Loftin, and P.B.Wood. 2018. Regenerating clearcuts combined with postharvest forestry treatments promote habitat for breeding and post-breeding spruce-fir avian assemblages in the Atlantic Northern Forest. Forest Ecology and Management 427: 392-413. Data DOI: 10.1111/jav.01779;
  • Hoshide, A.K, F.A. Drummond, T. Stevens, E. Venturini, S.P. Hanes, M.M. Sylvia, C.S. Loftin, D.E Yarborough, and A.L. Averill. 2018. What is the value of and who values native bee pollination for wild blueberries and cranberries? Environments. doi:10.3390/environments5090098
  • McKnight, A., E.J. Blomberg, G.H. Golet, D.B. Irons, C.S. Loftin, and S.T. McKinney. 2018. Reproduction incurs long-term breeding costs in a colonial seabird. Journal of Avian Biology. Article DOI: 10.1111/jav.01779; Data DOI:10.5061/dryad.qb3q5f3
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Maine Technical Publications

  • Loftin, C.S, R.Carey, and K. Goodine. 2018. The Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and University of Maine Department of Wildlife Ecology 2017 Annual Report to Cooperators. 50 pp.
  • Loftin, C.S, R.Carey, and K. Goodine. 2017. The Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and University of Maine Department of Wildlife Ecology 2016 Annual Report to Cooperators. 50 pp.
  • Loman, Z., D. Harrison, C.S. Loftin, P.B. Wood. 2016. Evaluation of representative bird species’ Landscape Capability models developed by the Designing Sustainable Landscapes project in the 13-state, northeastern region of the United States. Annual report of project activity to the USFWS. 7 pp.
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Maine Theses and Dissertations

  • Homola, J.J. 2018. Eco-evolutionary implications of environmental change across heterogeneous landscapes. Doctoral Dissertation, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, University of Maine, Orono. 217 pp.
  • Barber, Betsy. 2018. Ph.D. Marine nutrient cycling in the St.Croix River, Maine. University of Maine. pp 234. May 2018 Download
  • Weaver 2017. Ph.D. Sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) as a functional link between marine and freshwater ecosystems. University of Maine, Orono. 147pp.
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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

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