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

Maine Staff Member

Matthew Mensinger

Matt Mensinger

Phone: (207) 581 - 2939



  • MS University of Maine 2020
  • BA Carleton College 2016


I'm from Duluth, MN, but spent every summer with my family at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. This led to my interest in fish, research, and education, and following my undergrad, I worked as a fisheries observer across southern New England. I played football, hockey, and lacrosse in college, but now enjoy hiking and fishing.

Research Interest

My research focuses on modeling the timing of adult American eel downstream migration and assessing survival through hydroelectric facilities in the Penobscot River.

Project Completion Date
Phenology and survival of migrating American eel December 2021