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

Massachusetts Technical Assistance Activities


Personnel at the Massachusetts Unit installing temperature loggers in a stream.


Description and Agency Provider(s) Date
Webinar, Conservation Science Web Conference Series CSP3900 08/20/2009 Striped bass movements and diets in coastal Massachusetts
usfws
2009-08-20
Team Coordinator for Structured Decision Making workshop
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Roy 2020-02-01
Provided information on rat control in seabird colonies to the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology
Sievert 2003-11-01
Organizer, Workshop on An Introduction to Best Practices in Species Distribution Modeling (SDMs). Participants originate from Kansas State University and Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism.
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, Tourism
Mather 2010-09-01
Northeastern Naturalist, Guest Editor, Manuscript on Striped bass Winter Movements, 2009-2010
NGO
Mather 2009-12-01
NE AFS Student Paper Judge, Committee Chair, April, 2010.
National Marine Fisheries Service
Mather 2010-04-10
Member, SeaGrant Review Panel
SeaGrant (Maine)
2007-09-30
Member, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey
USGS
2005-11-30
Member, National Undersea Research Review Panel, Monterey, CA
NURP
2003-10-31
Maine Atlantic salmon program through Seagrant: Attended advisory session, July 2008
NOAA
Mather 2008-07-25
Lower Connecticut River Studies Group, member, organized by Ken Sprankle, USFWS. With fisheries biologists from Connecticut, identify research and education opportunities in the lower Connecticut River.
USFWS
Mather 2008-09-01
Led teacher's workshop for middle and high school teachers in Springfield under the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Sustainable Springfield Urban Partnership
Springfield Teachers
Roy 2016-06-28
Invited Expert. Resilience of North Atlantic Diadromous Fish Assemblages, April 1-2, 2010, University of Maine, Orono.
University of Maine
Mather 2010-03-15
Invited Expert. Assessing river herring declines, Providence, RI, January 2008
Environmental Defense Fund
2008-01-31
Invited Expert and Panelist, Restore America’s Estuaries, Coffeehouse Panel on Integrating Natural and Social Sciences, Providence, RI, October, 2008
Restore America's Estuaries
2008-10-01
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.
DeStefano 2004-01-01
Fish and Fisheries Focus Lunch Series, Organizer. Spring, 2010. Goal: To write a mission statement and “brand brochure” for fish and fisheries research and graduate education at Umass-Amherst.
University of Massachusetts
Mather 2009-09-15
Developed a model to simulate the population growth of the endangered short-tailed albatross.
Sievert 2002-11-01
Developed a model to simulate population growth of black-footed albatrosses on Torishima, Japan
Sievert 2003-12-01
Developed a demographic model to simulate the growth of the spotted turtle population in Massachusetts.
Sievert 2002-12-01
Developed a demographic model to simulate the growth of the Blanding's turtle population in Massachusetts.
Sievert 2002-12-01
Demonstration on Video Camera Set-up, Organizer, for DMF biologists, January 2010.
MDMF
Mather 2009-01-01
Cooperator Data Exchange, Striped bass acoustic tag data exchange (DMF, UNH, CT DEP, DSU).
Atlantic States
Mather 2008-09-01
Conte Refuge Education and Outreach Collaborative Venture, Planning committee member. With Robert Muth (UMASS), Ken Sprankle (USFWS), Sarah Bevilacqua (USFWS), Sarah Wells (undergraduate, UMASS). Goal: To explore opportunities for undergraduate and graduate outreach and field research experience in the Connecticut River.
USFWS
Mather 2008-09-01
Collaborated with the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology, and the USFWS, in a satellite telemetry study of short-tailed albatrosses.
Sievert 2002-05-01
Role - Description Provider         Start Date        End Date       
Statistical Examiner, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Program Sievert 2004-01-01 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
School of Marine Sciences, Campus Representative Mather 2006-01-01 2007-12-31
School of Marine Sciences Admissions Committee Mather 2004-01-01 2010-12-31
Participant, MS Comprehensive Exam Reevaluation Ad-Hoc Committee, Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts Roy 2015-08-01 2016-03-31
Participant, Environmental Conservation Fisheries Curriculum Committee, University of Massachusetts Amherst Roy 2012-09-01 Present
OEB Seminar Committee Chair Roy 2017-05-01 2020-06-30
OEB Seminar Committee Roy 2014-10-01 2017-05-31
Member, School of Marine Sciences Mather 2004-09-01 2010-12-31
Member, Quantitative Sciences Group - Provide weekly statistical consulting to graduate students and faculty at the University of Massachusetts. Sievert 2008-09-01 Present
Member, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Steering Committee Sievert 2001-01-01 Present
Member, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Sievert 2012-01-01 Present
Member, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Mather 1998-09-01 2004-09-30
Environmental Conservation Graduate Student Symposium (ECoGSS) Roy 2017-04-01 2018-03-31
Conservation Genetics Search Committee Roy 2016-09-01 2017-01-31
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
Chair, ECo Doctoral Program Vision Ad-Hoc Committee, Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts Roy 2015-02-01 2015-04-30
Chair and Member, Graduate Admissions Committee for Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Sievert 2005-01-01 Present
Associate Director, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Program Sievert 2010-01-01 Present
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
Plum Island Long Term Ecological Research Site All Scientists Meeting Mather 1999-01-01 2017-12-31
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 2018-05-31
Early Career Lunch Workshop: Society for Freshwater Science Roy 2018-05-01 2018-05-31
Outreach Activity Provider(s)        Date       
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
Ipswich Rotary Speaker Coauthor Mather 2007-07-10
Interviewed for article on Yankee Magazine on moose in New England, including information on status, climate change, winter ticks. DeStefano 2016-06-15
Coauthor, Marthas Vinyard Surfcasters Annual Banquet Presentation Mather 2006-12-15
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