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
Provided information on rat control in seabird colonies to the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology
Sievert 2003-11-01
Prototyped a tool for adaptive harvest management for Eastern Wild Turkeys in Alabama.
Alabama DCNR
Barber, Mercado-Silva 2014-01-10
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
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
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
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       
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
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
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