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


Participating Agencies

  • ASC
  • MOHF

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
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
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
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
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Wathen, R. 2010. MS Thesis: The Interactive Ecology of Juvenile Atlantic Salmon and Smallmouth Bass: Competition for Habitat. June 2010
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