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

Maine Staff Member

Ernest Atkinson

E. Atkinson

Phone: (207) 581 - 2821



I am a non-traditional graduate student with a 25-year career with the State of Maine DMR working with Atlantic salmon. My goal is to acquire new tools for my job. In my spare time, I ride my bike, build boats, play music with my family and umpire high school baseball games.

Research Interest

My research will be focused on dispersal of post-emergent juvenile Atlantic salmon related to habitat quality. I hope to take this information to better use and distribute fish during stocking efforts. I will also develop a toolset that can be used to maximize good habitats and to identify reaches we may be able change to be more suitable for rearing Atlantic salmon.