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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

  • Loftin, C.S., M.Q. Guyette, and P.Wetzel. Evaluation of vegetation-fire dynamics in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia, USA, with Bayesian belief networks. Wetlands.10.1007/s13157-018-1033-6
  • Weaver, D., Coghlan Jr., S., Greig, H., Klemmer, A., Perkins, L., and Zydlewski, J. (2018) Subsidies from anadromous sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus)
    carcasses function as a reciprocal nutrient exchange between
    marine and freshwaters. River Research and Applications. DOI: 10.1002/rra.3291
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  • Watson, J. Coghlan, Jr., S., Zydlewski, J., Hayes, D., and Kiraly, I. (2018) Dam Removal and fish passage improvement influence fish assemblages
    in the Penobscot River, Maine. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. DOI: 10.1002/tafs.10053
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Maine Technical Publications

  • 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.
  • Rolek, B., D. Harrison, C. Loftin, and P. Wood. 2016. Bird communities of coniferous forests in the Acadian region; their habitat associations and responses to forest management. Annual report to the Cooperative Forestry Research Unit. 14pp.
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Maine Theses and Dissertations

  • 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.
  • Weaver, D. 2017. “Sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) as a functional link between marine and freshwater ecosystems”. Ph.D. dissertation, Wildlife Ecology, University of Maine, Orono: 147 pp.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 2

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 11

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 25

Scientific Publications: 52

Presentations: 274

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