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Massachusetts Research Activities

Bull moose with GPS collar and cow moose in a wetland in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Active Projects

Massachusetts Completed Projects

Massachusetts Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Wattles, D. W., K. A. Zeller, and S. DeStefano. 2018. Response of moose to a high-density road network. Journal of Wildlife Management.
  • Yarra, A.N. and D.D. Magoulick. 2018. Stream permanence is related to crayfish occupancy and abundance in the Ozark Highlands, USA. Freshwater Science 37:54–63. DOI:10.1086/696020
  • Tucker, M. et al. 2018. Moving in the Anthropocene: Global reductions in terrestrial mammalian movements. Science 359:466-469. DOI: 10.1126/science.aam9712  | Download  | 
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Massachusetts 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.
  • Parrish, D. L., M. E. Mather, and E. A. Marschall. 2010. Population modeling of Atlantic salmon in Vermont tributaries of the Connecticut River. Progress report to NMFS.
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Massachusetts Theses and Dissertations

  • Devine, M.T. 2017. Juvenile river herring in freshwater lakes: Sampling approaches for evaluating growth and survival. MS Thesis. University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Grant, A.M. 2017. Investigating effects of interannual variation in streamflow and temperature on benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages over a 13 year period (2013-2016) in West Brook. B.S. Honor's Thesis. University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Allyson Yarra, M.S. 2017. Influence of stream permanence, predation, and invasive species on crayfish in the Ozark Highlands with an emphasis on species of greatest conservation need (Orconectes marchandi, Orconectes eupunctus and Cambarus hubbsi). University of Arkansas.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 11

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 64

Scientific Publications: 31

Presentations: 142

 

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