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Maine Theses and Dissertations

  • Weaver 2017. Ph.D. Sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) as a functional link between marine and freshwater ecosystems. University of Maine, Orono. 147pp.
  • McKnight, A. 2017. Population ecology of colonially breeding seabirds: How intrinsic processes,mediating influences, and individual heterogeneity affect population vital rates. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maine, Orono. 199 pp.
  • Shaidani, N. 2017. The Biogeographic origins and trophic ecology of Maine.s island red-backed salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) M.S. Thesis, University of Maine, Orono. 75 pp.
  • Groff, L. 2016. The habitat ecology of pool breeding amphibians during all annual life history periods in the Mountains of the Dawn. Dissertation. The University of Maine, Orono, Maine. 147 pp.
  • Begley 2016. M.S. Understanding the impact of commercial harvest on white suckers (Catostomus commersonii) in Maine. University of Maine, Orono. 105 pp.
  • 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. Weaver 2017. Ph.D. Sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) as a functional link between marine and freshwater ecosystems.
  • 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
  • O’Malley 2016. M.S. Assessment of a hatchery based rainbow smelt supplementation effort
  • Stich, D.S. 2014. Phenology and effects of dams on the success of Atlantic salmon migrations in the Penobscot River, Maine. Ph.D. dissertation, Wildlife Ecology, University of Maine, Orono, 257 pp. Download
  • Chapin, Shannon J. 2014. the application of spatial modeling tools to predict native bee abundance in Maine's lowbush blueberries. M.S. thesis, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, University of Maine, Orono, 55pp. Download
  • Ratten, Silas Kane. "Behavior, Ecology, and Restoration of Lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) and Arctic Charr (Salvelinus alpinus) in Maine Lakes." (2013). Download
  • Drahovzal, S. 2013. Environmental assessment of circumneutral wetlands with shrubby cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa), host plant of the endangered Clayton's copper butterfly (Lycaena dorcas claytoni). M.S. thesis, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, University of Maine, Orono, 145 pp. Download
  • Grote 2013. M.S. Migration and spawning behavior of a remnant population of American shad (Alosa sapidissima) prior to dam removal. Download
  • Guyette, Margaret Q. 2012. Responses of Atlantic salmon stream communities to marine-derived nutrients. Ph.D. dissertation, Wildlife Ecology, University of Maine, Ornon, 195pp.
  • McCullough, I.M. Remote estimation of regional lake clarity with Landsat TM and MODIS satellite imagery. M.S. thesis, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, University of Maine, Orono, 90 pp. Download
  • Shearin, Amanda F. Influence of landscape arrangement and wetland condition on breeding dynamics of Ambystoma maculatum (spotted salamander) in Maine, USA. Ph.D. Dissertation, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, University of Maine, Orono, 236 pp. Download
  • Hogg 2012 M.S. Thesis: Fish Community response to a small-stream dam removal in a coastal Maine tributary. Download
  • Parsons, M. 2011. Developing methods to monitor seabird response to disturbance on a coastal Maine island.
  • Gorsky, D. 2011. Lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) habitat utilization, early life history, and interactions with rainbow smelt(Osmerus mordax) in northern Maine. Ph.D. Dissertation. Download
  • Kayzak, D. 2011. Growth and movement of brook char (Salvelinus fontinalis) in coastal Maine. M.S. Thesis, University of Maine. 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
  • Wathen, R. 2010. MS Thesis: The Interactive Ecology of Juvenile Atlantic Salmon and Smallmouth Bass: Competition for Habitat. Download
  • Danielson, Thomas J. 2010. Assessing the biological condition of Maine streams and rivers using benthic algal communities. Ph.D. Dissertation, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, University of Maine, Orono. 218 pp.
  • Gardner, C. 2010. Distribution and abundance of fishes in relation to barriers: Implications for monitoring stream recovery after barrier removal. M.S. Thesis. Download
  • Scott, Shonene A. 2009. Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Snowshoe Hare Density and
    Relationships to Canada Lynx Occurrence in northern Maine. M.S. Thesis, University
    of Maine, Orono. 190 pp.
  • Spencer, R. 2009. MS Thesis: Migratory Urge and Gill Na+,K+-ATPase Activity of Hatchery Reared Atlantic Salmon Smolts from Dennys and Penobscot River Stocks, Maine and a Review of Enhancement Programs. Download
  • Simons, E.M. 2009. Influence of past and future forest management on the spatiotemporal dynamics of habitat supply for Canada lynx and American martens in northern Maine. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Maine, Orono. 229 pp.

  • Schilling, E.G. 2008. Effects of fish introductions on the geographic distribution and native invertebrate biodiversity of naturally fishless lakes in Maine. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Maine, Orono. 138 pp.
  • DeGoosh, K.E. Development and application of a paleolimnological inference model to identify historically fishless lakes in Maine. M.S. thesis, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, University of Maine, C.S. Loftin and K.Webster, co-advisors.
  • Nelson, S.J. Annual contribution of mercury and tracer ions in winter throughfall deposition at Acadia National Park, Maine. Ph.D. dissertation, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, University of Maine. C.S. Loftin and J.S. Kahl, co-advisors.
  • Kurth, J.E. Methods for the translocation of the yellow lampmussel (Lampsilis cariosa) and the tidewater mucket (Leptodea ochracea) in the Fort Halifax dam impoundment of the Sebasticook River, Maine. M.S. thesis, ecology and Environmenatl Sciences, University of Maine, C.S. Loftin and J. Rhymer, co-advisors.
  • Holbrook, C. 2007. MS Thesis: Behavior and survival of Migrating Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in the Penobscot River and Estuary Maine: Acoustic Telemetry Studies of Smolts and Adults. Download
  • McCloskey, J.T. 2006. Evaluating effects of fire management policy on vegetation communities in the Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia. PhD dissertation, Ecology and Environmental Sciences Program, University of Maine, Orono. 232 pp.
  • Bank, M.S. 2005. Mercury bioaccumulation and habitat relations of lotic and lentic amphibians from Acadia National Park, Maine, USA. PhD dissertation, Ecology and Environmental Sciences Program, University of Maine, Orono. 155 pp.
  • Chalmers, R.J. 2004. Wetland and nest scale habitat use by the four-toed salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum) in Maine, and a comparison of survey methods. MS, Ecology and Environmental Sciences Program, University of Maine, Orono. 109 pp.
  • Stahlnecker, J. F., III. 2000. Production of juvenile alewives (Alosa pseudoharengus) at two adult alewife stocking rates in two Maine lakes. Master of Science thesis, University of Maine, Orono. 73p.
  • Stone, Jennifer. 2000. Association between fall emigration and spawning activity in lake populations of brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) of Mount Desert Island, Maine. Master of Science thesis, University of Maine, Orono. 93p.
 

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