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Education, Research And Technical Assistance For Managing Our Natural Resources
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Maine Technical Assistance Activities

Evidence of pond cypress post burn regrowth following 3 fires

The Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit provides technical assistance including graduate course instruction and committee leadership or membership, GIS mapping, data analysis, and consultation on a variety of natural resources conservation issues. MECFWRU scientists serve on University committees (IACUC, faculty search, program development), editorial boards of professional journals, species- and system-specific technical advisory boards for cooperators, and provide instruction in graduate courses.

Maine Technical Assistance

  • Cyndy LoftinCollaborated with Dr. Zachary Loman to organize 3, week-long "R for statistical analysis" workshop series for Unit Cooperators and to enable Dr. Loman to gain graduate level teaching experience (August 2019 - August 2019)
  • Cyndy LoftinMember, NE Climate Science Center Review Panel (September 2017 - July 2018)
  • Cyndy LoftinFounding member and Chair of the Maine Geospatial Institute and Executive Committee (January 2017 - Present)
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Maine Professional Service

  • Cyndy LoftinMember, Black Racer Advisory Committee, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (August 2007 - March 2008)
  • Cyndy LoftinMember, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey (February 2007 - February 2007)
  • Cyndy LoftinMember, Scientific Advisory Committee, Penobscot Restoration (January 2006 - December 2010)
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Maine University Service

  • Cyndy LoftinUniversity IACUC-Chair (July 2015 - July 2020)
  • Cyndy LoftinSearch Committee, Forest Wildlife Faculty (January 2015 - June 2015)
  • Cyndy LoftinWheatland GIS Lab Director and School of Forest Resources Faculty Search (January 2014 - April 2014)
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 6

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 13

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 23

Scientific Publications: 52

Presentations: 284


Contact Us

Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Orono, ME 04469-5755 Phone: (207) 581 - 2907 Fax: (207) 581 - 2858 Our University Web Site


  1. Graduate Student/Employment Opportunities

Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Maine
  5. Wildlife Management Institute