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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

  • Ludlam, J.P. and A.H. Roy. 2020. Understanding effects of small dams on benthic metabolism and primary production in temperate forested streams. Fundamental and Applied Limnology. DOI: 10.1127/fal/2020/1260  | Publisher Website | 
  • Weinstein, S.Y., J.A. Coombs, K.H. Nislow, C. Riley, A.H. Roy, and A.R. Whiteley. 2019. Evaluating the effects of barriers on Slimy Sculpin (Cottus cognatus) movement and population connectivity using novel sibship-based and traditional genetic metrics. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 148: 1117-1131. DOI: 10.1002/tafs.10202  | Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Cheney, K.N., A.H. Roy, R.F. Smith, and R.E. DeWalt. 2019. Effects of stream temperature and substrate type on emergence patterns of Plecoptera and Trichoptera from Northeastern United States headwater streams. Environmental Entomology 48:1349-1359. DOI: 10.1093/ee/nvz106  | Publisher Website | 
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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

  • Harper, Richard W. 2019. Socio-political and natural-ecological factors influencing urban forest management in Massachusetts. Dissertation. University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
  • Zaidel, P. 2018. Impacts of small, surface-release dams on stream temperature and dissolved oxygen in Massachusetts. Master's Thesis. University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Devine, M.T. 2017. Juvenile river herring in freshwater lakes: Sampling approaches for evaluating growth and survival. MS Thesis. University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 6

Phd Students: 12

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 63

Scientific Publications: 36

Presentations: 143

 

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