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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.
  • DeStefano, S., E. Faison, J. Compton, and D. Wattles. 2010. Forest exclosures: an experimental approach to understanding browsing by moose and deer. Massachusetts Wildlife 60:14-23.
  • Burak, M. K., M. E. Mather, J. T. Finn, J. B. Kim, R. M. Muth2University of Massachusetts, Amherst, River Herring Video Monitoring Final Report (2008-2009) March 2010
  • DeStefano, S., and D. Wattles. 2009. Tracking the Commonwealth's moose. Massachusetts Wildlife 59:12-25.
  • Parrish, D. L., M. E. Mather, and E. A. Marschall. 2009. Population modeling of Atlantic salmon in Vermont tributaries of the Connecticut River. Progress report to NMFS
  • Frank, H. 2009. Evaluation of pre-spawning movements of anadromous alewives in the Ipswich River using radiotelemetry. MS Thesis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
  • 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.
  • Jones, M. T., and P. R. Sievert. 2008. Distribution, status, and behavioral ecology of wood turtles in western Massachusetts: A four-year study. Final Report to the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, Westborough, MA, 47 pp.
  • Thurston, H.W., A.H. Roy, W.D. Shuster, M.A. Morrison, M.A. Taylor, and H. Cabezas. 2008. Using economic incentives to manage stormwater runoff in the Shepherd Creek Watershed, part I. EPA/600/R-08/129. EPA/600/R-08/061. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Washington DC. Available online at: http://www.epa.gov/nrmrl/pubs/600r08129/600r08129.htm | Download |
  • Arata, J.A., P.R. Sievert, and M.B. Naughton. 2008. Status Assessment of Laysan and Black-footed Albatross Populations. U.S. Department of Interior, U.S. Geological Survey Technical Publication (In Press).
  • Sievert, P.R. 2008. Population viability analyses for the short-tailed albatross. In: Short-tailed Albatross Recovery Plan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Technical Publication.
  • Parrish, D. L., M. E. Mather, and E. A. Marschall. 2008. Population modeling of Atlantic salmon in Vermont tributaries of the Connecticut River. Progress report to NMFS
  • Mather,M. E., and J. Smith, 2008 Developing Flow Sensitive Indices of Biotic Integrity (FS-IBI) To Assess the Health of Riverine Ecosystems and Maintain Benefits for Adjacent Human Communities. Final Report, RWO 55, The Nature Conservancy
  • Thurston, H.W., M.A. Taylor, A.H. Roy, M. Morrison, W.D. Shuster, J. Templeton, M. Clagett, and H. Cabezas. 2008. Appling a reverse auction to reduce stormwater runoff. Ambio 37(4): 326-327. Available online at: http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1579/0044-7447%282008%2937%5B326%3AAARATR%5D2.0.CO%3B2
  • Mayer, A.L, A.H. Roy, M. White, C.G. Maurice, and L. McKinney. 2008. Quick assessment protocols for measuring relative ecological significance of terrestrial ecosystems. EPA/600/R-08/061. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Washington DC. Available online at: http://www.epa.gov/nrmrl/pubs/600r08061/600r08061.htm | Download |
  • Sievert, P. R. 2008. Surveying for rare amphibians, rare reptiles, and vernal pools, in Robinson State Park, Massachusetts. Final Report to the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, Westborough, MA, 12 pp.
  • Jones, M. T., and P. R. Sievert. 2007. A GIS-based, spatially-explicit model of the distribution of wood turtles in Massachusetts. State-wide GIS model prepared for the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, Westborough, MA.
  • Compton, B. W., F. Beaudry, K. McGarigal, and P. R. Sievert. 2007. Habitat modeling for Blanding?s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) in the Northeast. Final Report to the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, Westborough, MA.
  • Compton, B. W., K. McGarigal, and P. R. Sievert. 2006. Models of priority sites for spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata), wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta), and Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii). Final Report to the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, Westborough, MA, 26 pp.
  • DeStefano, S., D. Wattles, and R. Packard. 2006. Coyotes in the northeastern U. S.: interactions with white-tailed deer and humans along an urban-rural gradient. USGS Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Amherst, MA and Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Westborough, MA. 82pp
  • Lowe, S., and S. DeStefano. 2006. Analysis of survival and cause-specific mortality for white-tailed deer in southeastern Massachusetts. USGS Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Amherst, MA and Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Westborough, MA. 15pp.
  • Wattles, D., K. Berger, S. DeStefano, W. Woytek, and J. McDonald. 2006. Moose movements and habitat use: progress report on the GPS moose study in Massachusetts. USGS Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Amherst, MA and Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Westborough, MA. 15pp.
  • Compton, B. W., P. R. Sievert, and M. L. Hunter. 2006. Status assessment for the Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) in the Northeast. Sponsored by the USGS/FWS Science Support Partnership Program, 79 pp.
  • Roy A.H., H. Cabezas, M.P. Clagett, N.T. Hoagland, A.L. Mayer, M.A. Morrison, W.D. Shuster, J.J. Templeton, and H.W. Thurston. 2006. Retrofit stormwater management: Navigating multidisciplinary hurdles at the watershed scale. Stormwater 7(3): 16-29.
  • Sievert, P.R. 2006. Population viability analyses for the short-tailed albatross. In: Short-tailed Albatross Recovery Plan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Technical Publication (In Review).
  • Muth, R. M., S. Perry, and M. E. Mather. Public Involvement in the Watershed Restoration of the Neponset River. Funded by Riverways. September 2005
  • Patterson, W. A. III, G. L. Clarke, S. A. Haggerty, P. R. Sievert, and M. J. Kelty. 2005. Wildland fuel management options for the central plains of Martha’s Vineyard: impacts on fuel loads, fire behavior and rare plant and insect species. Final Report to the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, RFR# DEM705, 140 pp.
  • Andersen, D. E., S. DeStefano, M. I. Goldstein, K. Titus, C. Crocker-Bedford, J. J. Keane, R. G. Anthony, and R. N. Rosenfield. 2004. The status of northern goshawks in the western United States. Wildlife Society Technical Review 04-1. The Wildlife Society, Bethesda, MD.
  • DeStefano, S. 2003. Birds in the human landscape. Review of J. M. Marzluff, R. Bowman, and R. Donnelly, eds. Avian ecology and conservation in an urbanizing world. Kluwer Academic Press, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Conservation Biology 17:1467-1468.
  • Sievert, P.R., DeStefano, S., and Blewett, L.J. 2003. Lyme disease ecological studies on Martha's Vineyard. Progress Report for 2003.
  • Hobbs, R. J., W. L. Halvorson, and S. DeStefano. 2003. Habitat relationships and productivity of birds of prey in the Altar Valley, Arizona. Arizona Game and Fish Department, Heritage Grant No. I20004, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Compton, B.W., Sievert, P.R., and Grgurovic, M. 2003. Blanding's turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) conservation plan for Massachusetts. Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program. 61 pp.
  • Mather, M. E., M. P. Carey, and A. N. Norris. 2003. Minuteman National Historic Site: freshwater fish inventory and monitoring final report. Final Report to the National Park Service
  • Mather, M. E., M. P. Carey, and A. N. Norris. 2003. St. Gaudens National Historic Site: freshwater fish inventory and monitoring final report. Final Report to the National Park Service
  • Ferry, Kristen. 2003. Factors driving distribution of migratory striped bass across Massachusetts estuaries: predator prey interactions and implications for multispecies management, M.S. Thesis, University of Massachusetts Department of Natural Resource Conservation. May 2003
  • Mather, M. E., M. P. Carey, and A. N. Norris. 2003 Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Site: freshwater fish inventory and monitoring final report. Final Report to the National Park Service.
  • Mather, M. E., M. P. Carey, and A. N. Norris. 2003 Saratoga National Historic Park: freshwater fish inventory and monitoring final report. Final Report to the National Park Service
  • Mather, M. E., M. P. Carey, and A. N. Norris. 2003 Weir Farm National Historic Site: freshwater fish inventory and monitoring final report. Final Report to the National Park Service
  • Mather, M. E., M. P. Carey, and A. N. Norris. 2003. Cape Cod National Seashore Kettle Ponds research summary . Final Report to the National Park Service
  • Mather, M. E., M. P. Carey, and A. N. Norris. 2003. Cape Cod National Seashore: freshwater fish inventory and monitoring final report. Final Report to the National Park Service
  • Mather, M. E., M. P. Carey, and A. N. Norris. 2003. Morristown National Historic Park: freshwater fish inventory and monitoring final report. Final Report to the National Park Service
  • Mather, M. E., M. P. Carey, and A. N. Norris. 2003. ROVA National Historic Site: freshwater fish inventory and monitoring final report. Final Report to the National Park Service.
  • Grgurovic, M., Sievert, P.R., and Compton, B.W. 2002. Blanding's turtle conservation plan for the towns of Boxford, Groveland, and Georgetown, Massachusetts, 44 pp.
  • Sievert, P.R., DeStefano, S., and Blewett, L.J. 2002. Lyme disease ecological studies on Martha's Vineyard. Annual Progress Report for 2002.
  • Carey, M. P. 2002. Evaluating patterns and processes of community structure along a gradient of variables: context-specific mechanisms that impact yellow perch. M.S. Thesis. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
  • Mather, M. E., M. P. Carey, A. Norris. 2002. Patterns and processes for freshwater fish distribution in northeastern National Parks: inventory, monitoring, and a model of governing processes. Final Report to National Park Service
  • Sievert, P.R., Compton, B.W., and M. Grgurovic. 2002. Ecology and conservation of Blanding's turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) in Massachusetts. Progress Report for 2001 submitted to the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program.
  • Mather, M. E., and K. H. Ferry. 2002. Distribution, abundance, diet, and bioenergetics of striped Bass along the Atlantic Coast. Annual Report to Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
  • Nishida, C., S. DeStefano, and C. Boal. 2001. Status of Swainson's hawks in southeastern Arizona. Arizona Game and Fish Dept., Final Report, Project I98013. 38pp.
  • Webster, C. M., and S. DeStefano. 2001. Distribution and habitat of greater roadrunners in the metropolitan area of Tucson, Arizona. Arizona Game and Fish Dept., Final Report, Project U97004. 41pp.
  • Mather, M.E. 2001. Hotspots and pits: assessing basin-wide mechanisms for success and failure of juvenile Atlantic salmon sites throughout the Connecticut River basin. Final Report to the U.S. Forest Service.
  • Fuller, T. K., and P. R. Sievert, editors. 2001. Carnivore ecology, behavior, and conservation. Departmental Report Series Number 3, Department of Natural Resources Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Mather, M.E , M. P. Carey, A. Norris. 2001. Patterns and processes for freshwater fish distribution in northeastern National Parks: inventory, monitoring, and a model of governing processes Annual Report to the National Park Service
  • Mather, M.E., and K. H. Ferry. 2001. Diet analysis and bioenergetics modeling of striped bass, Morone saxatilis, along the Massachusetts coast. Annual Report to the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
  • Rusch, D. H., S. DeStefano, M. C. Reynolds, and D. J. Lauten. 2000. Ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus). The Birds of North America, No. 515. 28pp.
  • Lord, M.L., Palmer, J.O., Willey, L., Roy, A., Shema, A. and S. Myers. 1996. Second Edition. Handbook for water quality analysis of French Creek. Allegheny College, Meadville, PA.
 

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

 

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