Massachusetts Technical Assistance Activities
|Description and Agency||Provider(s)||Date|
Provided information on rat control in seabird colonies to the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology
Prototyped a tool for adaptive harvest management for Eastern Wild Turkeys in Alabama.
Led teacher's workshop for middle and high school teachers in Springfield under the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Sustainable Springfield Urban Partnership
Habitat availability for vulnerable species in the forests of the Gorbea National Park, Northern Spain; review and comment of habitat characteristics for northern goshawks, 15 Jan. 2004.
Developed a model to simulate the population growth of the endangered short-tailed albatross.
Developed a model to simulate population growth of black-footed albatrosses on Torishima, Japan
Developed a demographic model to simulate the growth of the spotted turtle population in Massachusetts.
Developed a demographic model to simulate the growth of the Blanding's turtle population in Massachusetts.
Collaborated with the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology, and the USFWS, in a satellite telemetry study of short-tailed albatrosses.
|Role - Description||Provider||Start Date||End Date|
|Committee Member, Science and Technical Advisory Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Review management activities of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation statewide conservation and watershed lands, with emphasis on forest and watershed management. Serve as expert on forest wildlife ecology and conservation.||DeStefano||2010-06-01||Present|
|Search Committee for Population Ecologist/Biostatistician - Evaluated and selected candidates to be interviewed; assisted with logistics of interview process; made recommendations to Department Head and Dean.||DeStefano||2015-01-01||2015-04-30|
|OEB Seminar Committee Chair||Roy||2017-05-01||Present|
|Participant, Environmental Conservation Fisheries Curriculum Committee, University of Massachusetts Amherst||Roy||2012-09-01||Present|
|Environmental Conservation Graduate Student Symposium (ECoGSS)||Roy||2017-04-01||2018-03-31|
|OEB Seminar Committee||Roy||2014-10-01||2017-05-31|
|Conservation Genetics Search Committee||Roy||2016-09-01||2017-01-31|
|Participant, MS Comprehensive Exam Reevaluation Ad-Hoc Committee, Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts||Roy||2015-08-01||2016-03-31|
|Chair, ECo Doctoral Program Vision Ad-Hoc Committee, Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts||Roy||2015-02-01||2015-04-30|
|Member, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee||Sievert||2012-01-01||Present|
|Associate Director, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Program||Sievert||2010-01-01||Present|
|Member, Quantitative Sciences Group - Provide weekly statistical consulting to graduate students and faculty at the University of Massachusetts.||Sievert||2008-09-01||Present|
|Chair and Member, Graduate Admissions Committee for Organismic and Evolutionary Biology||Sievert||2005-01-01||Present|
|Statistical Examiner, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Program||Sievert||2004-01-01||Present|
|Member, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Steering Committee||Sievert||2001-01-01||Present|
|Role and Organization||Individual||Start Date||End Date|
|Planning Team, The River's Calendar Symposium||Roy||2012-05-01||2012-12-31|
|Planning Team, 3rd Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology||Roy||2012-02-01||2014-05-31|
|Member, Wood Turtle Working Group||Sievert||2010-09-01||Present|
|Member, Snake Disease Working Group||Sievert||2012-08-01||Present|
|Member, Short-tailed Albatross Recovery Team||Sievert||2002-11-01||Present|
|Member, Northeast Regional Blanding's Turtle Working Group||Sievert||2004-02-01||Present|
|Member, North Pacific Albatross Working Group||Sievert||2002-11-01||Present|
|Member, Herpetological Conservation Working Group||Sievert||2007-09-01||Present|
|Lead Organizer, Continuous Monitoring of Temperature and Flow Workshop||Roy||2013-12-01||2014-11-30|
|Journal Boot Camp: Society for Freshwater Science||Roy||2018-05-01||Present|
|Early Career Lunch Workshop: Society for Freshwater Science||Roy||2018-05-01||Present|
|Moose in southern New England?, Interview for Redding Pilot.||DeStefano||2014-08-12|
|Massachusetts and moose: meant for each other, Interview for Boston Globe.||DeStefano||2014-05-15|
|Interviewed for article on Yankee Magazine on moose in New England, including information on status, climate change, winter ticks.||DeStefano||2016-06-15|
|A Day in the Life of a Fisheries Biologist. Day-long event for 5th graders of Leverett and Shutesbury Elementary Schools where we provided them field and lab experiences to understand some things we do as aquatic ecologists. I led stations on macroinvertebrate sampling (field) and identification (lab).||Roy||2017-05-01|
|A Day in the Life of a Fisheries Biologist. Day-long event for 5th graders of Leverett Elementary School where we provided them field and lab experiences to understand some things we do as aquatic ecologists. I led stations on macroinvertebrate sampling (field) and identification (lab).||Roy||2018-05-01|