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

Massachusetts Staff Member


Alec Baker

SFTenderfoot_AMB

Master's
Email: ambaker@umass.edu

Biography

After my Bachelor’s I worked four seasons with a habitat monitoring program (PIBO-EMP) where I was a lead for 3 remote workstations in the Intermountain West. In fall 2019 I started my Master’s research under Dr. Allison Roy.

Research Interest

My project will focus on the downstream biotic effects of winter water level drawdowns as a dam management strategy. More generally I am interested in metapopulation structure and migration dynamics, habitat connectivity, watershed management, and aquatic organisms with dynamic life histories.

Presentations Presentation Date
Baker, A.M., A.H. Roy, and T.A. Richards. 2021. Flipping the flow regime: Examining how winter lake drawdowns impact downstream flows and temperature. 76th Annual Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Conference, 26-28 April 2021 (virtual). April 2021
Baker, A.M., A.H. Roy, T.A. Richards, and K. Bentsen. 2021. Flipping the flow regime: Examining how winter lake drawdowns impact downstream flows and temperature. Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting, 23-27 May 2021 (virtual). May 2021
Baker, A.M., A.H. Roy, T.A. Richards, and K. Bentsen. 2021. Flipping the flow regime: Examining how winter lake drawdowns impact downstream flows and temperature. Northeast Aquatic Biologists Conference, 2-4 March 2022, Portland, ME. March 2022
Baker, A.M., A.H. Roy, T.A. Richards, M. Craddock, and C.N. Bentsen. 2020. April showers in November: Examining how altered hydrology from winter drawdowns can impact habitat and biota. Southern New England American Fisheries Society Winter Meeting, 13-14 January 2020, Cambridge, MA. January 2020
Baker, A.M. and A.H. Roy. 2020. April showers in November: Flipping the flow regime: Examining how altered hydrology from winter drawdowns can impact downstream ecology. ASLO-SFS 2020 Joint Summer Meeting, 7-11 June 2020, Madison, WI. June 2020