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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 seven 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, 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

  • Loman, Z.G., E.J. Blomberg, W.V. Deluca, D.J. Harrison, C.S. Loftin, and P.B. Wood. 2017. Landscape Capability predicts upland game bird Abundance and Occurrence. Journal of Wildlife Management. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21265.
  • 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
  • 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. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.
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Maine Technical Publications

  • Homola, J.J., C.R. Ruetz III, S.L. Kohler, and R.A. Thum. 2014. Weak effects of a microsporidian parasite on a benthic fish in Michigan streams. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 71:915-926.
  • Loftin, C.S, R.Carey, and K. Goodine. 2014. The Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and University of Maine Department of Wildlife Ecology 2013 Annual Report to Cooperators. 50 pp.
  • Loftin, C.S, R.Carey, and K. Goodine. 2013. The Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and University of Maine Department of Wildlife Ecology 2012 Annual Report to Cooperators. 57 pp.
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Maine Theses and Dissertations

  • Izzo, L. K. 2016. Exploring the threats of dams and ocean conditions: In-river movements and ocean growth of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) from Maine's rivers. M.S. Thesis. University of Maine, Orono.
  • Wood, Connor. 2016. Community ecology of small mammals: predicting change and its consequences. M.S. Thesis, Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation Biology, University of Maine, Orono, 48 pp.
  • Barrie 2016. M.S. Changes in fish communities and chimpanzee ecology in the bumbuna hydroelectric project area following dam impoundment
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 17

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 29

Scientific Publications: 51

Presentations: 248

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