Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Maine
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Maine Project


Interactions between invasive smallmouth bass and stream salmonines

January 2005 - January 2012


Personnel

Participating Agencies

  • MDIFW
  • ASC
  • MOHF
Small mouth bass-Atlantic salmon competition

The ecological interactions of the invasive smallmouth bass and salmonines (brook trout and Atlantic salmon) are being characterized both in th laboratory and in the field

Research Publications Publication Date
Jackson, C. and J. Zydlewski (2009) Summer movements of sub-adult brook trout, landlocked Atlantic salmon and smallmouth bass in the Rapid River, Maine. Journal of Freshwater Ecology. 24(4) 567-580. | Download December 2009
Wathen, G., Coghlan, S., Zydlewski, J., and Joan Trial, J. 2011. Habitat Selection and Overlap of Atlantic Salmon and Smallmouth Bass Juveniles in Nursery Streams. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140(5): 1145-1157. | Download September 2011
Wathen, G., Coghlan, S., Zydlewski, J., and Trial, J. (2012) Effects of smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomeiu) on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) habitat use and diel movements in an artificial stream. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. | Download January 2012
Presentations Presentation Date
Wathen, G., Zydlewski, J., Coghlan, S., and Trial, J. (2009) Do invasive smallmouth bass compete with native Atlantic salmon for habitat? 139th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Nashville Tennessee. August 30-September 3. September 2009
Wathen, G., Zydlewski, J., Coghlan, S., and Trial, J. (2009) Do invasive smallmouth bass compete with native Atlantic salmon for habitat? Atlantic International Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Shelburne New Hampshire, September 20-22. September 2009
Wathen, G. Zydlewski, J., Coghlan, S., and Trial, J. (2009) Do invasive smallmouth bass compete with native Atlantic salmon for habitat? The Diadromous Species Restoration Research Network Science Meeting - Restoration of Diadromous Fishes and Their Ecosystems: Confluence of Science and Restoration. University of Maine, Orono, Maine. July 22-24. July 2009
Wathen, R.., Coghlan, S. and Zydlewski, J. (2008) Competition between Atlantic salmon smolts and smallmouth bass; experiments in an artificial stream 138th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Ottawa, Canada. August 17-21 August 2008
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Jackson, C. 2009. MS Thesis: Fishing, Water Regulation and Competition: the Past, Present and Future of Brook Trout in the Rapid River, Maine. October 2010
Wathen, R. 2010. MS Thesis: The Interactive Ecology of Juvenile Atlantic Salmon and Smallmouth Bass: Competition for Habitat. June 2010