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Interactions between invasive smallmouth bass and stream salmonines

Small mouth bass-Atlantic salmon competition

Duration

January 2005 - January 2012

Narrative

The ecological interactions of the invasive smallmouth bass and salmonines (brook trout and Atlantic salmon) are being characterized both in th laboratory and in the field

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Jackson, C. and J. Zydlewski (2009) Summer movements of sub-adult brook trout, landlocked Atlantic salmon and smallmouth bass in the Rapid River, Maine. Journal of Freshwater Ecology. 24(4) 567-580.

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  • Wathen, G., Coghlan, S., Zydlewski, J., and Joan Trial, J. 2011. Habitat Selection and Overlap of Atlantic Salmon and Smallmouth Bass Juveniles in Nursery Streams. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140(5): 1145-1157. Download  | 
  • Wathen, G., Coghlan, S., Zydlewski, J., and Trial, J. (2012) Effects of smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomeiu) on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) habitat use and diel movements in an artificial stream. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. Download  | 

Thesis

  • Wathen, R. 2010. MS Thesis: The Interactive Ecology of Juvenile Atlantic Salmon and Smallmouth Bass: Competition for Habitat. Download  | 
  • Jackson, C. 2009. MS Thesis: Fishing, Water Regulation and Competition: the Past, Present and Future of Brook Trout in the Rapid River, Maine. Download  | 

Presentations

  • Wathen, R.., Coghlan, S. and Zydlewski, J. (2008) Competition between Atlantic salmon smolts and smallmouth bass; experiments in an artificial stream 138th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Ottawa, Canada. August 17-21
  • Wathen, G. Zydlewski, J., Coghlan, S., and Trial, J. (2009) Do invasive smallmouth bass compete with native Atlantic salmon for habitat? 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.
  • Wathen, G., Zydlewski, J., Coghlan, S., and Trial, J. (2009) Do invasive smallmouth bass compete with native Atlantic salmon for habitat? 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

  • ASC
  • MDIFW
  • MOHF

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