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Dr. Allison Roy

Research Publications

  • Rosset, J., A.H. Roy, B. Gahagan, A. Whiteley, M. Armstrong, J. Sheppard, and A. Jordaan. 2017. Temporal patterns of river herring migration and spawning in coastal Massachusetts. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 146:1101-1114. DOI: 10.1080/00028487.2017.1341851
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  • Carmignani, J.R. and A.H. Roy. 2017. Ecological impacts of winter lake drawdowns on lake littoral zones: A review. Aquatic Sciences 79:803-824. DOI 10.1007/s00027-017-0549-9 Download  | 
  • Jane, S. F., A. H. Roy, P. D. Hazelton, T. A. Richards, J. T. Finn, and T. O. Randhir. 2016. Establishing links between streamflow and ecological integrity in the Sudbury River. U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Cooperator Science Series FWS/CSS-122-2016, Washington, D.C. Publisher Website | 
  • Booth, D.B., A.H. Roy, B. Smith, and K.A. Capps. 2016. Global perspectives on the urban stream syndrome. Freshwater Science 35:412-420.
  • Bhaskar, A.S., L. Beesley, M.J. Burns, T.D. Fletcher, P. Hamel, C.E. Oldham, and A.H. Roy. 2016. Will it rise or will it fall? Managing the complex effects of urbanization on baseflow. Freshwater Science 35:293-310.
  • Walsh, C.J., D.B. Booth, M.J. Burns, T.D. Fletcher, R.L. Hale, L.N. Hoang, G. Livingston, M.A. Rippy, A.H. Roy, M. Scoggins, and A. Wallace. 2016. Principles for urban stormwater management to protect stream ecosystems. Freshwater Science 35:398-411.
  • Roy, A.H., K.A. Capps, R.W. El-Sabaawi, K.L. Jones, T.B. Parr, A. Ramirez, R.F. Smith, C.J. Walsh, and S.J. Wenger. 2016. Urbanization and stream ecology: Diverse mechanisms of change. Freshwater Science 35:272-277.
  • Katz, R., E. Grant, M. Runge, B. Connery, M. Crockett, E. Herland, S. Johnson, D. Kirk, J. Wofford, R. Bennett, K. Nislow, M. Norris, D. Hocking, B. Letcher, A. Roy. 2014. Making decisions in complex landscapes: Headwater stream management across multiple federal agencies. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Conservation Training Center, Structured Decision Making Workshop Report. Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 2014. Best practices for continuous monitoring of temperature and flow in wadeable streams. Global Change Research Program, National Center for Environmental Assessment, Washington, DC. EPA/600/R-13/170F Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Roy, A.H., L.K. Rhea, A.L. Mayer, W.D. Shuster, J.J. Beaulieu, M.E. Hopton, M.A. Morrison, and A. St. Amand. 2014. How much is enough? Minimal responses of water quality and stream biota to partial retrofit stormwater management in a suburban neighborhood. PLoS ONE 9: e85011 Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Shuster, W.D., A.S. Garmestani, O.O. Green, L.K. Rhea, A.H. Roy, and H.W. Thurston. 2013. Catchment-scale stormwater management via economic incentives-- an overview and lessons-learned. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Novatech. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Mayer, A.L., W.D. Shuster, J.J. Beaulieu, M.E. Hopton, L.K. Rhea, A.H. Roy, and H.W. Thurston. 2012. Building green infrastructure via citizen participation: a six-year study in the Shepherd Creek (Ohio). Environmental Practice 14:57-67. Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Thurston, H.W., M.A. Taylor, W.D. Shuster, A.H. Roy, and M.A. Morrison. 2010. Using a reverse auction to promote household level stormwater control. Environmental Science and Policy 13:405-414.
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  • Roy, A.H., M.J. Paul, and S.J. Wenger. 2010. Chapter 16: Urban Stream Ecology. Pages 341-352 In J A Aitkenhead-Peterson and A Volder (eds). Urban Ecosystem Ecology. Agronomy Monograph 55, American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
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  • Roy, A.H., A.H. Purcell, C.J. Walsh, and S.J. Wenger. 2009. Urbanization and stream ecology: five years later. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 28(4):908-910. Publisher Website | 
  • Roy, A.H., A.L. Dybas, K.M. Fritz, and H.R. Lubbers. 2009. Patterns of headwater stream loss with urbanization. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 28(4):911-928.
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  • Wenger, S.J., A.H. Roy, C.R. Jackson, E.S. Bernhardt, T.L. Carter, S. Filoso, C.A. Gibson, N.B. Grimm, W.C. Hession, S.S. Kaushal, E. Marti, J.L. Meyer, M.A. Palmer, M.J. Paul, A.H. Purcell, A. Ramirez, A.D. Rosemond, K.A. Schofield, T.R. Schueler, E.B. Sudduth, and C.J. Walsh. 2009. Twenty-six priority urban stream ecology research questions. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 28(4):1080-1097. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Walters, D.M., A.H. Roy, and D.S. Leigh. 2009. Environmental indicators of macroinvertebrate and fish assemblage integrity in urbanizing watersheds. Ecological Indicators 9:1222-1233. Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Roy, A.H. and W.D. Shuster. 2009. Assessing impervious surface connectivity and applications for watershed management. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 45:198-209. Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Shuster, W.D., Y. Zhang, A.H. Roy, F.B. Daniel, and M. Troyer. 2008. Characterizing storm hydrograph rise and fall dynamics with stream stage data. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 44:1431-1440. Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Roy, A.H., S.J. Wenger, T.D. Fletcher, C.J. Walsh, A.R. Ladson, W.D. Shuster, H.W. Thurston, and R.R. Brown. 2008. Impediments and solutions to sustainable, watershed-scale urban stormwater management: lessons from Australia and the United States. Environmental Management 42:344-359.
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  • Shuster, W.D., A.H. Roy, H.W. Thurston, M. Morrison, M. Taylor, and M. Clagett. 2008. Implementation of retrofit best management practices in a suburban watershed (Cincinnati OH) via economic incentives. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Urban Drainage, August 31-September 5, 2008, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Briel, P., M. Lafont, T.D. Fletcher, and A. Roy. 2007. Aquatic ecosystems (Chapter 20). In T.D. Fletcher and A. Deletic (Editors). Data requirements for integrated urban water management: urban water series—UNESCO - IHP. Taylor and Francis, London, UK.
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  • Roy, A.H., B.J. Freeman, and M.C. Freeman. 2007. Riparian influences on stream fish assemblage structure in urbanizing streams. Landscape Ecology 22:385-402.
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  • Roy, A.H., M.C. Freeman, B.J. Freeman, S.J. Wenger, W.E. Ensign, and J.L. Meyer. 2006. Importance of riparian forests in urbanizing watersheds contingent on sediment and hydrologic regimes. Environmental Management 37:523-539.
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  • Roy, A.H., C.L. Faust, M.C. Freeman, and J.L. Meyer. 2005. Reach-scale effects of riparian forest cover on urbanizing stream ecosystems. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 62: 2312-2329.
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  • Roy, A.H., M.C. Freeman, B.J. Freeman, S.J. Wenger, W.E. Ensign, and J.L. Meyer. 2005. Investigating hydrologic alteration as a mechanism of fish assemblage shifts in urbanizing streams. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 24:656-678.
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  • Walsh, C.J., A.H. Roy, J.W. Feminella, P.D. Cottingham, P.M. Groffman, and R.P. Morgan II. 2005. The urban stream syndrome: current knowledge and the search for a cure. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 24:706-723. Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Roy, A.H., A.L. Mayer, W.D. Shuster, H.W. Thurston, N.T. Hoagland, M.P. Clagett, P.K. Parikh, and M.A. Taylor. 2005. A multidisciplinary approach to stormwater management at the watershed scale. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Urban Drainage, August 21-26, 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Roy, A.H., A.D. Rosemond, D.S. Leigh, M.J. Paul, and J.B. Wallace. 2003. Habitat-specific responses of macroinvertebrates to land cover disturbance: biological consequences and monitoring implications. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 22:292-307.
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  • Roy, A.H., M.C. Freeman, J.L. Meyer, and D.S. Leigh. 2003. Development patterns in upland and riparian areas in the Etowah River basin. Proceedings of the 2003 Georgia Water Resources Conference, April 23-24, 2003, at the University of Georgia, Kathryn J. Hatcher, Editor, Institute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Roy, A.H., A.D. Rosemond, D.S. Leigh, M.J. Paul, and J.B. Wallace. 2003. Stream macroinvertebrate response to catchment urbanisation (Georgia, USA). Freshwater Biology 48: 329-346.
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  • Steiner, C.F. and A.H. Roy. 2003. Seasonal succession in fishless ponds: effects of enrichment and invertebrate predators on zooplankton community structure. Hydrobiologia 490: 125-134. Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Leigh, D.S., M.C. Freeman, B.J. Freeman, E.A. Kramer, C.M. Pringle, A.D. Rosemond, M.J. Paul, D.M. Walters, A.H. Roy, C.P. Lo. 2001. Overview of land cover and geomorphic indicators of biotic integrity in the Etowah River basin, Georgia. Proceedings of the 2001 Georgia Water Resources Conference, March 26-27, 2001, at the University of Georgia, Kathryn J. Hatcher, Editor, Institute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
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  • Roy, A.H., A.D. Rosemond, D.S. Leigh, M.J. Paul, and J.B. Wallace. 2001. Effects of changing land use on macroinvertebrate integrity: identifying indicators of water quality impairment. Proceedings of the 2001 Georgia Water Resources Conference, March 26-27, 2001, at the University of Georgia, Kathryn J.
    Hatcher, Editor, Institute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 11

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 64

Scientific Publications: 28

Presentations: 135

 

Contact Us

Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Amherst, MA 01003-4220 Phone: (413) 545 - 0398 Fax: (413) 545 - 4358

Unit Leader

Stephen DeStefano
Dave Wattles and Steve DeStefano placing GPS collar on bull moose

I have been associated with the Cooperative Research Unit program in some way since 1974, including Units in Massachusetts (1974-78, field assistant on projects as an undergraduate), Wisconsin (1978-84, MS and post-MS), Idaho (1984-89, PhD), Oregon (1990-94, post-Doc), Arizona (1994-99, Assistant Leader), and Massachusetts (1999-present, leader).

Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
  2. Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. University of Massachusetts
  6. Wildlife Management Institute