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

Massachusetts Staff Member


Matthew T Devine

Rod & Reel sampling in the Teton River Canyon, Idaho

Email: mtdevine@umass.edu

Biography

I received a B.A. at the University of Redlands in 2007. After working seasonally for state agencies and non-profits throughout the west, I enrolled in a M.S. program at Umass-Amherst Spring of 2015, joining the Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.

Research Interest

My research will investigate productivity and persistence of alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) in freshwater natal nursery ponds throughout coastal New England. My research is funded through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC).

Research Publications Publication Date
Devine, M.T., A.H. Roy, A.R. Whiteley, B.I. Gahagan, M.P. Armstrong, and A. Jordaan. 2018. Precision and effectiveness of a purse seine for sampling age-0 river herring in lakes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. DOI: 10.1002/nafm.10065 | Publisher Website 2018-03-31
Presentations Presentation Date
Slocombe, M.G.P., M.N. Marjadi, M. Devine, L.W. Guo, A. Jordaan, and A.H. Roy. 2020. Temporal shifts in migratory river herring diets and zooplankton assemblages within a Connecticut River cove. Southern New England American Fisheries Society Winter Meeting, 13-14 January 2020, Cambridge, MA. 2020-01-13
Roy, A., A Jordaan, A. Whiteley, M. Devine, M. Marjadi, J. Rosset, M. Armstrong, B. Gahagan. 2017. The lake story: insights in reproduction, growth, and survival of anadromous alewife in freshwater. Gaspereau/Alewife Symposium, 16-20 June 2017, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. 2017-06-16
Norwood, P., M.T. Devine, E. Molden, A.H. Roy, and A. Jordaan. 2020. Investigating juvenile river herring productivity in Nantucket Ponds: Insights for pond management. Southern New England American Fisheries Society Winter Meeting, 13-14 January 2020, Cambridge, MA. 2020-01-13
Mohammadi, H., M. Devine, S. Bittner, A.H. Roy, and A. Jordaan. 2016. Study of feeding habits of alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) in northeastern United States. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, 14 January 2016, Groton, Connecticut. 2016-01-14
Grasso, K., M.T. Devine, A.H. Roy, A.R. Whiteley, J. Rosset, M. Marjadi, and A. Jordaan. 2017. Testing for differences in juvenile growth rates of anadromous alewife and blueback herring. Joint Meeting of the Southern New England Chapter and Northeast Division of the American Fisheries Society, 26-27 February 2017, Mystic, CT. 2017-02-26
Devine, M.T., P.A. Jordaan, A.H. Roy, and A.R. Whiteley. 2016. Optimal sampling effort for estimating juvenile alewife densities in freshwater lakes using a pelagic purse seine. New England Association of Environmental Biologists, 23-25 March 2016, Rockport, ME. 2016-03-23
Devine, M.T., A.H. Roy, M.M. Bailey, A.R. Whiteley, B Gahagan, and A. Jordaan. 2017. Comparing sampling methods for quantifying juvenile alewife in freshwater lakes toward estimating productivity. Gaspereau/Alewife Symposium, 16-20 June 2017, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. 2017-06-16
Devine, M.T., A.H. Roy, B.I. Gahagan, M.M. Bailey, S.M. Turner, A.A. Bowden, and A. Jordaan. 2019. Evaluating juvenile river herring productivity in newly restored freshwater habitats. Northeast Aquatic Biologists Conference, 27 February - 1 March, Saratoga Springs, NY. 2019-02-27
Devine, M.T., A.H. Roy, A.R. Whiteley, and A. Jordaan. 2016. Quantifying optimal sampling effort for estimating recruit abundance for juvenile anadromous alewife. International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) Conference, 19-23 September 2016, Riga, Latvia. 2016-09-19
Devine, M.T., A.H. Roy, A.J. Whiteley, B.I. Gahagan, M.P. Armstrong, and A. Jordaan. 2017. What goes in must come out? Investigating stock-recruitment relationships and factors influencing juvenile densities of anadromous river herring. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, 19-23 August 2018, Atlantic City, NJ. 2018-08-19
Devine, M.T., A.H. Roy, A.J. Whiteley, B.I. Gahagan, M.P. Armstrong, M.M. Bailey, and A. Jordaan. 2017. The lake effect: identifying optimal growth conditions for juvenile anadromous alewife. Joint Meeting of the Southern New England Chapter and Northeast Division of the American Fisheries Society, 26-27 February 2017, Mystic, CT. 2017-02-26
Devine, M.T., A.H. Roy, A.J. Whiteley, B.I. Gahagan, M.P. Armstrong, M.M. Bailey, and A. Jordaan. 2017. The lake effect: identifying optimal growth conditions for juvenile anadromous alewife. Annual Meeting of the New England Association of Environmental Biologists, 14-16 March 2017, Hartford, CT. 2017-03-14
Devine, M.T, A.P. Jordaan, A.P., A.H. Roy, and A.R. Whiteley. 2016. Optimal sampling effort for estimating juvenile alewife densities in freshwater lakes using a pelagic purse seine. Winter Science Meeting, Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, 14 Jan 2015, Groton, Connecticut. 2016-01-14
Dangora, A., M.T. Devine, A.H. Roy, J. Zydlewski, and A. Jordaan. 2017. Evaluating DIDSON as a tool to monitor juvenile river herring in coastal freshwater lakes. Joint Meeting of the Southern New England Chapter and Northeast Division of the American Fisheries Society, 26-27 February 2017, Mystic, CT. 2017-02-26
Bittner, S.M., A.H. Roy, M.T. Devine, S. Mattocks, H. Mohammadi, and A. Jordaan. 2016. Alewife alter zooplankton biomass and morphology in freshwater lakes. Annual Meeting of the New England Association of Environmental Biologists, 23-25 March 2016, Rockport, ME. 2016-03-24
Bittner, S. A.H. Roy, M.T. Devine, H. Mohammadi, and A. Jordaan. 2017. Dietary preferences among juvenile and adult river herring in freshwater lakes. Joint Meeting of the Southern New England Chapter and Northeast Division of the American Fisheries Society, 26-27 February 2017, Mystic, CT. 2017-02-26
Bittner, S. A.H. Roy, M.T. Devine, H. Mohammadi, and A. Jordaan. 2017. Dietary preferences among juvenile and adult river herring in freshwater lakes. Annual Meeting of the New England Association of Environmental Biologists, 14-16 March 2017, Hartford, CT. 2017-03-14