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Matt Devine

Rod & Reel sampling in the Teton River Canyon, Idaho


I received a B.A. at the University of Redlands in 2007. After working seasonally for state agencies and non-profits throughout the west, I enrolled in a M.S. program at Umass-Amherst Spring of 2015, joining the Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.

Research Interests

My research will investigate productivity and persistence of alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) in freshwater natal nursery ponds throughout coastal New England. My research is funded through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC).

Research Publications

  • Devine, M.T., A.H. Roy, A.R. Whiteley, B.I. Gahagan, M.P. Armstrong, and A. Jordaan. 2018. Precision and effectiveness of a purse seine for sampling age-0 river herring in lakes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. Publisher Website | 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 11

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 69

Scientific Publications: 35

Presentations: 148


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