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Dr. Paul Sievert

Paul Sievert


  • Ph D University of Pennsylvania 1996
  • MS University of Wisconsin 1983
  • BS Iowa State University 1981


I received my B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology from Iowa State University in 1981, my M.S. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin in 1984, and my Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. I have been the Assistant Unit Leader for Wildlife at the Massachusetts Unit since 2000.

Professional Society Service

  • Pacific Seabird Group - Member (January 2001 - December 2014)
  • The Wildlife Society - Member (January 2001 - December 2014)
  • American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists - Member (January 2010 - December 2012)
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Research Publications

  • Kanda, L. L., T. K. Fuller, P. R. Sievert, and R. L. Kellogg. 2009. Seasonal source-sink dynamics at the edge of a species range. Ecology 90(6):1574-1585.
  • Arata, J.A., P.R. Sievert, and M.B. Naughton. 2009. Status assessment of Laysan and black-footed albatrosses, North Pacific Ocean, 1923-2005: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations report 2009 - 5131, 80 p.
  • Albanese, G. , P. D. Vickery, and P. R. Sievert. 2008. Microhabitat use by larvae and females of a rare barrens butterfly, frosted elfin (Callophrys irus). Journal of Insect Conservation 12(6): 603-615. (Publication date: Dec 2008)
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Completed Projects


  • Applied Biostatistics for Natural Resources (2014)
  • Biostatistics Journal Club (2006)

Technical Publications

  • Willey, L. L., M. T. Jones, and P. R. Sievert. 2014. Conservation Plan for Blanding's Turtle and Associated Species of Greatest Conservation Need in the Northeastern United States. Final Report to the Competitive State Wildlife Grants Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 400 pp.
  • Jones, M. T., L. L. Willey, P. R. Sievert, and T. S. B. Akre. 2014. Status and Conservation of the Wood Turtle in the Northeastern United States. Final Report to the Regional Conservation Needs (RCN) Program. 289 pp.
  • Willey, L., and P. R. Sievert. 2009. Ecology of eastern box turtles in the Connecticut River Valley, Massachusetts, 2005-2008. Final Report to the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, Westborough, MA, 71 pp.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 12

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 68

Scientific Publications: 33

Presentations: 134


Contact Information

Tel: (413) 545 - 4888

Current Students

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