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

Maine Staff Member


Erin Peterson

E Peterson

Phone: (207) 581 - 2821
Email: erin.peterson1@maine.edu

Education

  • MS South Dakota State University 2017
  • BS Oregon State University 2014

Biography

I grew up in Bellevue, WA. I love the outdoors and when I was at Oregon State I discovered my interest in fishes. Since then I have held fisheries jobs in both state agencies and research. During my Master's I worked on an inventory of aquatic invertebrates in western South Dakota. My hobbies include reading, writing, running, hiking, and music.

Research Interest

Upstream movements of adult migratory fishes on the Penobscot River, specifically Atlantic salmon, American shad, and river herring.

Research Publications Publication Date
Sigourney, D., Zydlewski, J., Hughes, E., Cox, O. (2015) Transport, dam passage and size selection of adult Atlantic Salmon in the Penobscot River, Maine. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 35:1164-1176 | Download 2015-01-31
Maynard, G.A., Kinnison, M.T., and Zydlewski, J. (2017) Size Selection from Fishways and Potential Evolutionary Responses in a Threatened Atlantic Salmon Population. River Research and Applications. 2017;1–12 DOI: 10.1002/rra.3155 | Download 2017-03-31
Maynard, G., Izzo, L., and Zydlewski, J. (2018) The fate of hatchery-spawned Atlantic Salmon kelts released into the Penobscot River, Maine. Fishery Bulletin 116:281-290. DOI: 10.7755/FB.116.3-4.6 | Download 2018-10-31
Izzo, L., Maynard, G.A., and Zydlewski, J. (2016) Upstream movements of Atlantic Salmon in the lower Penobscot River, Maine following two dam removals and fish passage modifications. Marine and Coastal Fisheries, 8(1): 448-461. DOI: 10.1080/19425120.2016.1185063 | Download 2016-07-31
Holbrook, C., J. Zydlewski, M. Kinnison, Gorsky, D., and S. Shephard (2009) Movements of pre-spawn adult Atlantic salmon near hydroelectric dams in the lower Penobscot River, Maine. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 2009-04-30
Gorsky, D., J. Trial, J. Zydlewski, J. McCleave (2009) The Effects of Smolt Stocking Strategies on Migratory Path Selection of Adult Atlantic Salmon in the Penobscot River, Maine. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29:949-957. | Download 2009-06-30
Presentations Presentation Date
Sigourney, D. and Zydlewski, J.(2013) Modeling the downstream migration of silver American eel . The Nature Conservancy, Brunswick Maine. September 17. INVITED. 2013-09-17
Sigourney D. and Zydlewski, J. (2012) Passage at West Enfield Dam. Oral presentation at the Atlantic salmon passage working group, INVITED October 5. 2012-10-05
Sigourney D. and Zydlewski, J. (2012) Passage at West Enfield Dam 2002-2004 and 2010-2012. Oral presentation at the Atlantic salmon passage working group. INVITED, PRESENTED, October 8. 2012-10-08