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
August 2009
Team Coordinator for Structured Decision Making workshop
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Roy February 2020
Provided information on rat control in seabird colonies to the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology
Sievert November 2003
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 September 2010
Northeastern Naturalist, Guest Editor, Manuscript on Striped bass Winter Movements, 2009-2010
NGO
Mather December 2009
NE AFS Student Paper Judge, Committee Chair, April, 2010.
National Marine Fisheries Service
Mather April 2010
Member, SeaGrant Review Panel
SeaGrant (Maine)
September 2007
Member, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey
USGS
November 2005
Member, National Undersea Research Review Panel, Monterey, CA
NURP
October 2003
Maine Atlantic salmon program through Seagrant: Attended advisory session, July 2008
NOAA
Mather July 2008
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 September 2008
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 June 2016
Invited Expert. Resilience of North Atlantic Diadromous Fish Assemblages, April 1-2, 2010, University of Maine, Orono.
University of Maine
Mather March 2010
Invited Expert. Assessing river herring declines, Providence, RI, January 2008
Environmental Defense Fund
January 2008
Invited Expert and Panelist, Restore America’s Estuaries, Coffeehouse Panel on Integrating Natural and Social Sciences, Providence, RI, October, 2008
Restore America's Estuaries
October 2008
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 January 2004
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 September 2009
Developed a model to simulate the population growth of the endangered short-tailed albatross.
Sievert November 2002
Developed a model to simulate population growth of black-footed albatrosses on Torishima, Japan
Sievert December 2003
Developed a demographic model to simulate the growth of the spotted turtle population in Massachusetts.
Sievert December 2002
Developed a demographic model to simulate the growth of the Blanding's turtle population in Massachusetts.
Sievert December 2002
Demonstration on Video Camera Set-up, Organizer, for DMF biologists, January 2010.
MDMF
Mather January 2009
Cooperator Data Exchange, Striped bass acoustic tag data exchange (DMF, UNH, CT DEP, DSU).
Atlantic States
Mather September 2008
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 September 2008
Collaborated with the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology, and the USFWS, in a satellite telemetry study of short-tailed albatrosses.
Sievert May 2002
Role - Description Provider         Start Date        End Date       
Statistical Examiner, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Program Sievert January 2004 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 January 2015 April 2015
School of Marine Sciences, Campus Representative Mather January 2006 December 2007
School of Marine Sciences Admissions Committee Mather January 2004 December 2010
Quantitative Sciences Group - Member of a small committee that provides study design and analysis advice for faculty and students in the Department of Environmental Conservation and Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Program. Wilson February 2021 Present
Participant, MS Comprehensive Exam Reevaluation Ad-Hoc Committee, Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts Roy August 2015 March 2016
Participant, Environmental Conservation Fisheries Curriculum Committee, University of Massachusetts Amherst Roy September 2012 Present
OEB Seminar Committee Chair Roy May 2017 June 2020
OEB Seminar Committee Roy October 2014 May 2017
Member, School of Marine Sciences Mather September 2004 December 2010
Member, Quantitative Sciences Group - Provide weekly statistical consulting to graduate students and faculty at the University of Massachusetts. Sievert September 2008 Present
Member, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Steering Committee Sievert January 2001 Present
Member, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Mather September 1998 September 2004
Member, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Sievert January 2012 Present
Environmental Conservation Graduate Student Symposium (ECoGSS) Roy April 2017 March 2018
Conservation Genetics Search Committee Roy September 2016 January 2017
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 June 2010 Present
Chair, ECo Doctoral Program Vision Ad-Hoc Committee, Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts Roy February 2015 April 2015
Chair and Member, Graduate Admissions Committee for Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Sievert January 2005 Present
Associate Director, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Program Sievert January 2010 Present
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
Plum Island Long Term Ecological Research Site All Scientists Meeting Mather January 1999 December 2017
Planning Team, The River's Calendar Symposium Roy May 2012 December 2012
Planning Team, 3rd Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology Roy February 2012 May 2014
Member, Wood Turtle Working Group Sievert September 2010 Present
Member, Snake Disease Working Group Sievert August 2012 Present
Member, Short-tailed Albatross Recovery Team Sievert November 2002 Present
Member, Northeast Regional Blanding's Turtle Working Group Sievert February 2004 Present
Member, North Pacific Albatross Working Group Sievert November 2002 Present
Member, Herpetological Conservation Working Group Sievert September 2007 Present
Lead Organizer, Continuous Monitoring of Temperature and Flow Workshop Roy December 2013 November 2014
Journal Boot Camp: Society for Freshwater Science Roy May 2018 May 2018
Early Career Lunch Workshop: Society for Freshwater Science Roy May 2018 May 2018
Outreach Activity Provider(s)        Date       
Moose in southern New England?, Interview for Redding Pilot. DeStefano August 2014
Massachusetts and moose: meant for each other, Interview for Boston Globe. DeStefano May 2014
Ipswich Rotary Speaker Coauthor Mather July 2007
Interviewed for article on Yankee Magazine on moose in New England, including information on status, climate change, winter ticks. DeStefano June 2016
Coauthor, Marthas Vinyard Surfcasters Annual Banquet Presentation Mather December 2006
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 May 2017
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 May 2018