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Jason Carmignani



  • MA Clark University 2012
  • BA Clark University 2010


I completed a B.A./M.A. in 2010/2012 conducting research with Dr. John A. Baker on physical habitat associations of Bridle Shiner in Massachusetts. From there I joined the Connecticut DEEP Inland Fisheries 2012 as a seasonal fisheries technician and in 2013, I joined the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit under Dr. Allison Roy at UMass, Amherst.

Research Interests

My general research interest is understanding relationships between anthropogenic stressors and freshwater abiotic and biotic patterns and processes. My current research aims to characterize littoral zone physical habitat for macroinvertebrates and fish, macroinvertebrate assemblage structure, and food webs in winter water level drawdown lakes in Massachusetts.

Research Publications

  • Carmignani, J.R., A.H. Roy, P.D. Hazelton, and H. Giard. 2019. Annual winter water level drawdowns limit shallow-water mussel densities in small lakes. Freshwater Biology 64:1519-1533.
  • 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  | 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 12

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 68

Scientific Publications: 37

Presentations: 134


Contact Information


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