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Maine Research Activities

Maine Warden Service divers and Coop Unit conduct mussel survey on the Sebasticook River, Maine.

Over the past eight decades the Maine Unit has worked on a variety of issues of importance to Maine and the region. Studies have examined the ecology and management of migratory game birds, biology and conservation of Atlantic salmon and other fishes, effects of forestry practices on forest carnivores and birds, wetland and aquatic species conservation, and land conservation planning. Results of the Unit's research are regularly reported in an annually published unit report (see the Documents page for digital copies of past reports), seminars, workshops, and informal meetings, as well as in technical and scientific publications.

Maine Active Projects

Maine Completed Projects

Maine Peer Reviewed Publications

  • <u>McKnight</u>, A., E.J. Blomberg, D.B. Irons, C.S. <b>Loftin</b>, and S.T. McKinney. 2019. Survival and recruitment dynamics of black-legged kittiwakes (<i>Rissa tridactyla</i>) at an Alaskan colony. <i>Marine Ornithology</i> 47:209-222. doi:10.5061/dryad.ch2740k
  • <u>Homola</u>, J.J., C.S. <b>Loftin</b>, and M.T. Kinnison. 2019. Landscape genetics reveals unique and shared effects of urbanization for two sympatric pool-breeding amphibians. <i>Ecology and Evolution.</i> 9:11799-11823. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.5685
  • <u>Homola</u>, J.J., C.S. <b>Loftin</b>, K.M. Cammen, C.C. Helbing, I. Birol, T.F. Schultz, and M.T. Kinnison. 2019. Replicated landscape genomics identifies evidence of local adaptation to urbanization in wood frogs. <i>Journal of Heredity </i>110:707-719. DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esz041
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Maine Technical Publications

  • Boxler, B., and C. Loftin. Monarch Model Validator web page.
  • Loftin, C.S, R.Carey, and K. Goodine. 2019. The Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and University of Maine Department of Wildlife Ecology 2018 Annual Report to Cooperators. 64 pp.
  • Rolek, B. W., D. Harrison, C. Loftin, P.B. Wood. 2018. Influence of harvest treatments, vegetation, and edges on abundance of breeding spruce-fir avian species in regenerating forested stands. USGS annual report. Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.
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Maine Theses and Dissertations

  • Du Clos, B.E. 2019. Landscape pattern and wild bee communities in Maine. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Maine, Orono, 230 pp.
  • Rolek, B.W. 2018. Associations between avian spruce-fir species, harvest treatments, vegetation, and edges. Ph.D. Dissertation, University Of Maine, Orono, 231 pp.
  • Homola, J.J. 2018. Eco-evolutionary implications of environmental change across heterogeneous landscapes. Doctoral Dissertation, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, University of Maine, Orono. 217 pp.
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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

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