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Dam removals in Sedgeunkedunk Stream and the Penobscot River– changes in resident and migratory communities

Sedeunkedunk Stream restoration

Duration

January 2007 - January 2017

Narrative

Dam removals in the Penobscot River watershed are central to efforts to restore community systems. This project is geared at characterizing the effects of dam removal over time.

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Gardner, C. Coghlan, S., Zydlewski, J., and Saunders, R. (2011) Distribution and abundance of stream fishes in relation to barriers: Implications for monitoring stream recovery after barrier removal. River Research and Applications. DOI: 10.1002/rra.1572 Download  | 
  • Gardner, C. Coghlan, S., Zydlewski, J. (2012) Distribution and Abundance of Anadromous Sea Lamprey Spawners in a Fragmented Stream: Current Status and
    Potential Range Expansion Following Barrier Removal. Northeastern Naturalist 19(X):00-00.
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  • Hogg, R., Coghlan Jr., S. and Zydlewski, J. (2013) Anadromous sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) recolonize a coastal river tributary after dam removal. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 142(5):1381-1394. Download  | 
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Thesis

  • Gardner, C. 2010. Distribution and abundance of fishes in relation to barriers: Implications for monitoring stream recovery after barrier removal. M.S. Thesis.Download  | 
  • Hogg 2012 M.S. Thesis: Fish Community response to a small-stream dam removal in a coastal Maine tributary. Download  | 

Presentations

  • Gardner, C., J., Coghlan, S., and Zydlewski, J. (2008) Monitoring changes in resident and anadromous fish communities in Sedgeunkedunk Stream (Penobscot Co., ME) after low head dam removal138th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Ottawa, Canada. August 17-21.
  • Gardner, C. Coghlan, Jr., S., and Zydlewski, J. (2009) Monitoring changes in resident fish communities and anadromous sea lamprey in Sedgeunkedunk Stream (Penobscot Co., Maine) after low-head dam removal. The Diadromous Species Restoration Research Network Science Meeting - Restoration of Diadromous Fishes and Their Ecosystems: Confluence of Science and Restoration. University of Maine, Orono, Maine. July 22-24.

  • Gardner, C. Coghlan, Jr., S., and Zydlewski, J. (2009) Monitoring changes in resident fish communities and anadromous sea lamprey in Sedgeunkedunk Stream (Penobscot Co., Maine) after low-head dam removal. 139th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Nashville Tennessee. August 30-September 3.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 22

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 28

Scientific Publications: 54

Presentations: 266

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Maine Sea Grant
  • NOAA FISHERIES

Links

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