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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.
  • Loftin, C.S, R.Carey, and K. Goodine. 2016. The Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and University of Maine Department of Wildlife Ecology 2015 Annual Report to Cooperators. 50 pp.
  • 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.
  • Homola, J.J., K.T. Scribner, R.F. Elliott, M.C. Donofrio, J. Kanefsky, K.M. Smith, and J.N. McNair. 2012. Genetic assessment of natural inter-population straying rates for spawning populations of lake sturgeon, Acipenser fulvescens across the Lake Michigan basin. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141:1374-1388.
  • Homola, J.J., J. Kanefsky, K.T. Scribner, T.G. Kalish, and M.A. Tonello. 2012. Genetic identification of two putative world record Michigan salmonids resolves stakeholder and manager questions. Journal of Great Lakes Research 38:176-179.
  • Loftin, C.S. and R.Carey. 2012. The Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and University of Maine Department of Wildlife Ecology 2011 Annual Report to Cooperators. 57 pp.
  • McKinney, S. T., and T. J. Rodhouse. 2011. Monitoring white pine in national parks. Nutcracker Notes 21:15-17.
  • Yen, T.Y., K.T. Scribner, J.A. Crossman, P.S. Forsythe, E.A. Baker, J. Kanefsky, J.J. Homola, and C. Davis. 2011. Relative larval loss among females during dispersal of lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens). Environmental Biology of Fishes 91:459-469.
  • Fiedler, C. E., and S. T. McKinney. 2011. Effects of blister rust in two whitebark pine ecosystems: implications for restoration. Nutcracker Notes 20:14-15.
  • Krohn, W. and C. S. Loftin. 2010. Department of Wildlife Ecology and Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Annual Report to Cooperators. 49pp.
  • Homola, J.J., K.T. Scribner, E.A. Baker, and N.A. Auer. 2010. Genetic assessment of straying rates of wild and hatchery reared lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in Lake Superior tributaries. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36:798-802.
  • Krohn, W., and C.S. Loftin, eds. 2010. Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Department of Wildlife Ecology 2008 Annual report to Cooperators, 43 pp.
  • Krohn, W. B., and C. S. Loftin (compilers and editors). 2009. Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Department of Wildlife Ecology. 2008 Report to Cooperators. Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Maine, Orono. 43 pp.
  • Schilling, E.G., C.S. Loftin, and A.D. Huryn. 2008. Effects of fish introductions on the geographic distribution and native invertebrate fauna of naturally fishless lakes in Maine. A Technical Summary Submitted to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
  • Schilling, E.G., C.S. Loftin, and A.D. Huryn. 2008. Effects of fish introductions on the geographic distribution and native invertebrate fauna of naturally fishless lakes in Maine. A Technical Summary Submitted to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
  • Schilling, E.G., C.S. Loftin, and A.D. Huryn. 2008. Effects of fish introductions on the geographic distribution and native invertebrate fauna of naturally fishless lakes in Maine. A Technical Summary Submitted to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
  • McKinney, S. T. 2008. Trapping Clark’s Nutcrackers and locating nests. Nutcracker Notes 14:10-11.
  • Loftin, C.S., A.D Huryn, E.G. Schilling, and K.E. DeGoosh. 2008. Environmental factors associated with unique lake communities in Maine, Report to Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund, 9 pp.
  • Loftin, C.S., J. Zydlewski, and A.Elskus. 2008. Examination of mercury contamination in northern two-lined salamanders and slimy sculpin inhabiting watersheds in coastal Maine, Report to Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund, 15 pp
  • Zydlewski, J. and C.S. Loftin. 2008. Using dendrochonology and stable isotopes to document historical deposition of marine derived nutrients in the Penobscot River Basin, Maine, Report to Penobscot Indian Nation, 4 pp.
  • Krohn, W. B., and C. S. Loftin (compilers and editors). 2008. Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Department of Wildlife Ecology. 2007 Report to Cooperators. Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Maine, Orono. 38 pp.
  • Studies on Lake Whitefish in Maine. (2006) Annual Report to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
  • Jackson, C. and Zydlewski, J. (2007) Summer movements of sub-adult brook trout, landlocked Atlantic salmon and smallmouth bass in the Rapid River, Maine
  • Harrison, D., W. Krohn, and L. Robinson. 2007. Temporal and Spatial Relationships Among Hares, Lynx and Habitat. 2007 Annual Report of the Maine Cooperative Forestry Research Unit (CFRU), University of Maine, Orono. (posted on the CFRU's web site).
  • Robinson, L., W. Krohn, and D. Harrison. 2007. Responses of snowshoe hares and Canada lynx to forest harvesting in northern Maine. 2007 Annual Report of the Maine Cooperative Forestry Research Unit (CFRU), University of Maine, Orono. (posted on the CFRU's web site).
  • Simons, E., K. Legaard, D. Harrison, S. Sader, J. Wilson, W. Krohn, and L. Robinson. 2007. Predicting responses of forest landscape change on wildlife umbrella species. 2007 Annual Report of the Maine Cooperative Forestry Research Unit (CFRU), University of Maine, Orono. (posted on the CFRU's web site).
  • 2007. Annual Progress Report for State Wildlife Grant ?Environmental factors associated with unique lake communities in Maine?, 8 pp.
  • 2007. Annual Progress Report for State Wildlife Grant ?Habitat selection, relocations, and fish hosts of the yellow lampmussel and tidewater mucket in Maine?, 7 pp.
  • Annual Progress Report for State Wildlife Grant ?Habitat selection, relocations, and fish hosts of the yellow lampmussel and tidewater mucket in Maine?, 7 pp.
  • Okefenokee Swamp post-fire vegetation assessment, report provided to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge as part of the post-fire management and recovery program. 22 pp.
  • Krohn, W. B., and C. S. Loftin (compilers and editors). 2007. Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Department of Wildlife Ecology. 2006 Report to Cooperators. Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Maine, Orono. 43 pp.
  • Holbrook, C., Zydlewski, J., Kinnison, M. (2007) Migration of Adult Atlantic salmon. Final Report to the West Enfield Fund.
  • Holbrook, C., Zydlewski, J., Kinnison, M. (2006) Migration of Adult Atlantic salmon. Final Report to the West Enfield Fund.
  • Holbrook, C., Zydlewski, J., Kinnison, M. (2006) Migration of Penobscot River Salmon Smolts: Ultrasonic Telemetry Studies. Final Report to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
  • Spencer, R. , Zydlewski, J., Zydlewski, G. (2006) Comparing the migratory behavior and physiology of Atlantic salmon smolts from Dennys and Penobscot River Stocks. NOAA Annual Report.
  • Studies on Lake Whitefish in Maine. (2006) Annual Report to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
  • Zydlewski, G. , Zydlewski, J. (2006) Final Report: Does descaling impair osmoregulatory ability in seawater challenged Atlantic salmon smolts. University of Maine Faculty Research Funds Report.
  • McCloskey, J.T., and C. S. Loftin. 2006. Final report for Research Work Order 44, Southeastern Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative: Modeling vegetation succession and species-habitat relationships in the Okefenokee Swamp. Prepared as Ph.D. dissertation (J.T. McCloskey, Evaluating effects of fire management policy on vegetation communities in the Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia, 232 pp.)
  • Studies on Lake Whitefish in Maine. (2006) Annual Report to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
  • Studies on Lake Whitefish in Maine. (2006) Annual Report to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
  • Krohn, W.B., and C.S. Loftin (compilers and editors). 2005. Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Department of Wildlife Ecology - 2005 Report to Cooperators. Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Maine, Orono, ME. 54 pp.
  • Loftin, C. S. 2005. Landscape control of the distribution of two rare Atlantic slope freshwater mussels in Maine, the yellow lampmussel (Lampsilis cariosa) and the tidewater mucket (Leptodea ochracea). Final report to USGS-State Partnership Program, Research Work Order 47, 50 pp.
  • RWO 47: Fish hosts, population structure, and landscape control of the distribution of two rare Atlantic slope freshwater mussels in Maine. USGS-State Partnership Program
  • Holbrook, C., Zydlewski, J., Kinnison, M. (2005) Assessment of downstream smolt passage in the Penobscot River. U.S. Atlantic Salmon Assessment Committee Report, 2005.
  • Krohn, W. B., and D. J. Harrison. 2005. Canada lynx in the north Maine woods. Pages 8 & 9 IN North Maine Woods - Experience the Tradition. North Maine Woods Association, Ashland, ME. 28pp.
  • McKinney, S. T. 2005. Trends in nutcracker occurrence. Nutcracker Notes 9:8.
  • 2004. RWO 45 Northeastern Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative: Effects of landscape heterogeneity and environmental stressors on palustrine and lotic amphibian populations in Acadia National Park, Final report (dissertation and thesis)
  • Bank, M.S., C.S. Loftin, and A. Amirbahman. 2004. Mercury bioaccumulation in green frog (Rana calmitans) and bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) tadpoles from Acadia National Park, Maine, USA. Final project report to the Declining Amphibian Population Task Force.
  • Bank, M.S., C.S. Loftin, and A. Amirbahman. 2004. Mercury bioaccumulation in green frog (Rana calmitans) and bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) tadpoles from Acadia National Park, Maine, USA. Final project report to USGS Maine Water Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono
  • Harrison, D. J., A. K. Fuller, J. A. Homyack, and W. B. Krohn. 2003. How do clearcutting, precommercial thinning, and partial harvesting influence wildlife habitats Page 10 IN Managing for Fiber Prodcution, Wildlife Habitat, and Biodiversity: Latest Results from the Maine Cooperative Forestry Research Unit (CFRU) Research. CFRU PR 03-01, University of Maine, Orono, ME.
  • Krohn, W. B., and C. S. Loftin (compilers and editors). 2004. Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Department of Wildlife Ecology - 2003 Report to Cooperators. Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Maine, Orono, ME. 45pp.
  • Hierl, L., C.S. Loftin, J. Longcore, and D. McAuley. 2003. A multivariate assessment of wetland habitat conditions in Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, Maine. Final project report for RWO 43 Hydrological assessment of Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge Impoundments, 163 pp.
  • Krohn, W.B., and C.S. Loftin (eds.). 2003. Departmetn of Wildlife Ecology and Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit 2002 annual report to unit cooperators.
  • Krohn, W. B., R. L. Dressler, and G. M. Stadler. 2002. Successful integration of GAP databases into town planning: the Maine Experience. Gap Analysis Bulletin 11:48-50.
  • Bank, M.S., C.S. Loftin, T.A. Haines, and R.E. Jung. 2003. Effects of fire history, trophic dynamics, and watershed complexity on mercury bioaccumulation and biomagnification in two-lined salamanders (Eurycea bislineata) from Acadia and Shenandoah National Parks. final technical report for the Declining Amphibian Population Task Force, 4pp.
  • Homyack, J. A., D. J. Harrison, and W. B. Krohn. 2003. Final results from studies on the effects of precommercial thinning on snowshoe hares and small mammals in northern Maine. IN 2003 Maine Cooperative Forestry Research Unit Annual Report, Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station, Miscellaneous Report, University of Maine, Orono, ME.
  • Peckenham, J.M., S.J. Nelson, K.B. Johnson, J.S. Kahl, M.S. Bank, and C.S. Loftin. 2003. Hydrological, chemical, and landscape controls on mercury in streams on Mount Desert Island. Pages 143-152 in J.S. Kahl et al., eds., Establishing paired gauged watersheds at Acadia National Park for long-term research on acidic deposition, nitrogen saturation, forest health, and mercury biogeochemistry (1998-2002). PrimeNet Final Integrated report, Acadia National Park.
  • Loftin, C.S., J. McCloskey, W.M. Kitchens, and M. Dusek. Changes in vegetation distributions in the lower Savannah River tidal marsh following removal of a tidal flap gate. Final Report to the USFWS RWO 41 Savannah River marsh conversion and spatial vegetation succession model assessment, 42 pp.
  • Krohn, W. B., and C. S. Loftin (compilers and editors). 2003. Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit and Department of Wildlife Ecology - 2002 Report to Cooperators. Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Maine, Orono, ME. 52 pp.
  • Homyack, J. A., D. J. Harrison, and W. B. Krohn. 2003. Effects of precommercial thinning on selected wildlife species with special emphsis on snowshoe hare. IN 2002 Cooperative Forest Unit Annual Report. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station, Miscellaneous Report, University of Maine, Orono, ME.
  • McKinney, S. T. 2002. Testing natural selection as a means of restoring whitebark pine. Nutcracker Notes 3:10, 14.
  • Homyack, J. A., D. J. Harrison, and W. B. Krohn. 2002. Effect of precommercial thinning on selected wildlife species with special emphasis on snowshoe hare. Pages 49-53 IN 2001 Cooperative Forestry Unit Annual Report. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station, Miscellaneous Report 428, University of Maine, Orono.
  • Rustigian, H. L., and W. B. Krohn. 2002. GIS-based evaluation system for waterfowl and wading bird habitats in Maine. Final contract report to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Augusta. 63 pp.
  • Krohn, W. B., and John R. Moring (editors). 2002. Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit - 2001 Report to Cooperators. Maine Coperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Maine, Orono, ME. 51pp
  • Homyack, J., D. J. Harrison, and W. B. Krohn. 2001. Effect of precommercial thinning on selected wildlife species with special emphasis on snowshoe hare. Pages 41-43 IN Cooperative Forestry Unit 2000 Annual Report, Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Miscellaneous Report 424, University of Maine, Orono.
  • Krohn, W. B., and J. R. Moring (editors). 2001. Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit - 2000 Report to Cooperators. Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Univeristy of Maine, Orono, Maine. 50 pp.
  • Moring, John R., B.C. Le, and J. Stone. 2001. Fish resources of Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, Maine. Final Report to the National Park Service, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine. 92p., plus appendices.
  • Bank, M.S., T.A. Haines, and C.S. Loftin. 2001. Preliminary estimates of habitat use and mercury content of two-lined salamanders in Acadia National Park, Maine. Abstract, Maine Water Conference, Augusta, ME.
  • Loftin, C.S., and M. Bank. 2001. Literature synthesis of the effects of forest management activities on riparian biota of Northeastern North America. CFRU Research Note 01-01:1-4.
  • Loftin, C.S., M. Bank, J. Hagan, and D. Siegel. 2001. Literature synthesis of the effects of forest management activities on riparian and in-stream biota of New England. UMaine CFRU Research Report 01-01 and Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Misc Report 425. 78 pp.
  • Loftin, C.S., M.S. Bank, J. Hagan, and D. Siegal. 2000. Wildlife use of forested riparian areas in New England. Abstract, University of Maine Cooperative Forestry Research Unit Forestry & the Riparian Zone Conference, 26 October 2000, Orono, ME.
  • Krohn, W. B., and J. A. Hepinstall. 2000. A habitat-based approach for identfying open-space conservation needs in southern Maine. Final Contract Report in the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Augusta, ME. 36 pp. plus appendices.
  • Krohn, W. B., R. B. Boone, S. A. Sader, J. A. Hepenstall, S. M. Schaefer, and S. L. Painton. 2000 (1998). Maine Gap Analysis - a geographic analysis of biodiversity. Two CDs published by the USGS Biological Resources Division, Gap Analysis Program, Moscow, ID. (CDs being sold by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Augusta, Maine).
  • Moring, J. R. 2000. Atlantic salmon restoration, rehabilitation, and Federal protection. College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, University of Maine, White Papers, Series 3: Maine and the Atlantic salmon. 2pp.
  • Moring, J. R. 2000. The role of hatchery fish: a Maine view. The Maine Sportsman 251 (July 2000): 72-74.
 

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

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