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

Maine Staff Member

Stephen Coghlan

Phone: (207) 581 - 2880
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  • Ph D State University of New York 2004
  • BS State University of New York 1998
  • Other Cayuga Community College 1996


Dr. Coghlan joined the faculty of the Wildlife Ecology Department in September 2006, with research interests encompassing individual- and community-level processes relating to applied fisheries ecology and management.

Teaching Interest

Statistical ecology; Freshwater fisheries ecology and management.

Research Interest

Energetic ecology of Atlantic salmon, brook trout, and smallmouth bass; Fish response to dam removal; Role of anadromous fishes in stream food webs; Ecology of headwater streams; Fish foraging; Fish-habitat relations.

Research Publications Publication Date
Hogg, R., Coghlan., Jr., Zydlewski, J. and Simon, K. (2014) Anadromous sea lamprey Petromyzon marinus serve as ecosystem engineers in a coastal spawning tributary. Freshwater Biology. Freshwater Biology, 59(6), 1294-1307. | Download 2014-04-30
Hogg, R., Coghlan Jr., S. and Zydlewski, J. (2013) Anadromous sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) recolonize a coastal river tributary after dam removal. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 142(5):1381-1394. | Download 2013-09-30
Hogg, R., Coghlan Jr., S. Zydlewski, J., and Gardner, C. (2015) Fish Community Response to a Small-Stream Dam Removal in a Maine Coastal River Tributary. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 144(3), 467-479. | Download 2015-05-31
Gardner, C. Coghlan, S., Zydlewski, J., and Saunders, R. (2011) Distribution and abundance of stream fishes in relation to barriers: Implications for monitoring stream recovery after barrier removal. River Research and Applications. DOI: 10.1002/rra.1572 | Download 2011-06-30
Gardner, C. Coghlan, S., Zydlewski, J. (2012) Distribution and Abundance of Anadromous Sea Lamprey Spawners in a Fragmented Stream: Current Status and Potential Range Expansion Following Barrier Removal. Northeastern Naturalist 19(X):00-00. | Download 2012-01-31
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