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

Maine Staff Member


Alejandro Molina-Moctezuma

Alejandro Molina Moctezuma

Phone: (207) 581 - 2821
Email: alejandro.molina@maine.edu

Education

  • MS Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico 2015
  • BS UNAM 2011

Biography

I am currently a Ph.D. student in the Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology Department at the University of Maine. I am originally from Mexico City, where I did my Master's. I am interested in population dynamics, animal movement and survival estimates, conservation, and the relationship between conservation and evolution. I also enjoy theoretical ecology and life history evolution.

Research Interest

Atlantic salmon smolts movement and survival.

Research Publications Publication Date
Zydlewski J., Stich, D.S., and Sigourney, D. (2016) Hard choices in assessing survival past dams; a comparison of single and paired release strategies. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. (999) 1-13. DOI:10.1139/cjfas-2015-0480 | Download 2016-07-31
Stich, D.S., Zydlewski, G.B., and Zydlewski J. (2015) Physiological preparedness and performance of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar smolts in relation to behavioural salinity preferences and thresholds. Journal of Fish Biology. doi:10.1111/jfb.12853 | Download 2015-12-31
Stich, D.S., Zydlewski, G.B., Kocik, J. and Zydlewski, J. (2015) Linking behavior, physiology, and survival of Atlantic Salmon smolts during estuary migration. Marine and Coastal Fisheries. 7(1) 68-86. | Download 2015-04-30
Stich, D.S., Kinnison, M., Kocik, J. and Zydlewski J. (2015) Initiation of migration and movement rates of Atlantic Salmon smolt migration in fresh water. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 72(9): 1339-1351. | Download 2015-05-31
Stich, D.S., Bailey, M.M. and Zydlewski J. (2014) Survival of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar smolts through a hydropower complex in the lower Penobscot River, Maine USA. Journal of Fish Biology. 85:1074-1096 | Download 2014-09-30
Stich, D.S., Bailey, M., Holbrook, C., Kinnison, and Zydlewski J. (2015). Catchment-wide survival of wild- and hatchery-reared Atlantic Salmon smolts in a changing system. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 2:1–14, dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2014-0573 | Download 2015-08-31
Holbrook, C., M. Kinnison and J. Zydlewski. 2011 Survival of migrating Atlantic salmon smolts through the Penobscot River, Maine, USA: A pre-restoration assessment. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140(5): 1255-1268. | Download 2011-09-30
Presentations Presentation Date
Stich, D., and Zydlewski, J. (2015) Modeling effects of dam passage performance standards on American shad populations. 1st Annual University of Maine Freshwater Science Symposium, University of Maine, Orono. January 29. 2015-01-29
Stich, D., and Zydlewski, J. (2011). Atlantic salmon smolt movements and survival in the Penobscot River. The Nature Conservancy, September 15, 2011. INVITED 2011-09-15
Stich, D., and Zydlewski, J. (2011). Atlantic salmon smolt behavior and survival 2010 and 2011. Penobscot River Restoration Trust, November 15, 2011. 2011-11-15
Stich, D., Zydlewski, J., Bailey, M., Kinnison, M., Kocik, J., and Zydlewski G. (2013) Atlantic salmon smolt survival through dams in the Penobscot River. Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Annual Meeting, University of Maine, Orono, Maine. INVITED. March 21. 2013-03-21
Stich, D., Sheehan, T., and Zydlewski, J. Effects of Dam Passage Performance Standards on American Shad Population Demographics and Abundance. SUNY Faculty Research Day. November 13. INVITED. 2015-11-13
Stich, D., Sheehan, T., and Zydlewski, J. (2015) Performance standards modeling for alosines in the Northeast U.S. 145th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Portland Oregon. August 16-20 INVITED. 2015-08-16
Stich, D., Bailey, M. and Zydlewski, J. (2014) Expecting the Unexpected: Combined Effects of Dam Removal and Re-allocation of Hydropower on Atlantic Salmon Smolt Migrations. 144th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Québec City, Canada. August 17-21. 2014-08-17
Stich, D., Bailey,M., Holbrook, C., Kinnison, M., Kocik,J., Zydlewski,G., and Zydlewski, J. (2013) Path choice and survival of Atlantic salmon smolts in the Penobscot River, ME. Poster presentation to DSSRN, January 10. 2013-01-10
Molina-Moctezuma, A., and Zydlewski, J. (2017)Assessing Atlantic salmon downstream migration in a changing system (Penobscot River, Maine) Annual meeting of the Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Maine, Orono. March 22. 2017-03-22
Molina-Moctezuma, A., and Zydlewski, J. (2017) A decision making tool for evaluating biological and statistical thresholds for survival analysis. 147th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Tampa, FL. August 20. 2017-08-20
Molina-Moctezuma, A., and Zydlewski, J. (2016) Behavioral characterization of downstream-migrating Atlantic salmon smolts in the estuary of the Penobscot River, Maine. Maine146th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Kansas City, MO. August 23. 2016-08-23
Molina-Moctezuma, A., Stich, D., and Zydlewski, J. (2016)Post-restoration assessment of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) survival during their downstream migration in the Penobscot River, Maine. Annual meeting of the Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Maine, Orono. March 23. 2016-03-23
Molina-Moctezuma, A., Stich, D., and Zydlewski, J. (2016)Post-restoration assessment of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) survival during their downstream migration in the Penobscot River, Maine. 2016 Atlantic Salmon Ecosystems Forum. January 6-7. University of Maine, Orono, Maine. 2016-01-06