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

Maine Staff Member

Edward Hughes

Edward Hughes, MS Candidate



  • MS University of Maine 2011
  • BS Southern Oregon University 2008


Ed Hughes was born and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia and moved to Oregon in 1998 where in 2008 he earned a BS in Fish and Wildlife from Oregon State University in Corvallis. In October of 2009 he began work on a Master’s degree at University of Maine with Joe Zydlewski as his advisor. Ed is studying Atlantic salmon spawning migrations in the Penobscot River in relation to dam removals scheduled by the Penobscot River Restoration Trust. Ed enjoys hiking, biking and kayaking during his time away from computers and electronic equipment.

Research Interest

Atlantic salmon adult spawning migration and movements in the Penobscot River. RFID/PIT telemetry of fish through nine fishways at hydroelectric dams is used to assess the efficacy of management transport strategies and river restoration actions.