Massachusetts Technical Assistance Activities
|Description and Agency||Provider(s)||Date|
Webinar, Conservation Science Web Conference Series CSP3900 08/20/2009 Striped bass movements and diets in coastal Massachusetts
Team Coordinator for Structured Decision Making workshop
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Provided information on rat control in seabird colonies to the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology
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
Northeastern Naturalist, Guest Editor, Manuscript on Striped bass Winter Movements, 2009-2010
NE AFS Student Paper Judge, Committee Chair, April, 2010.
National Marine Fisheries Service
Member, SeaGrant Review Panel
Member, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey
Member, National Undersea Research Review Panel, Monterey, CA
Maine Atlantic salmon program through Seagrant: Attended advisory session, 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.
Led teacher's workshop for middle and high school teachers in Springfield under the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Sustainable Springfield Urban Partnership
Invited Expert. Resilience of North Atlantic Diadromous Fish Assemblages, April 1-2, 2010, University of Maine, Orono.
University of Maine
Invited Expert. Assessing river herring declines, Providence, RI, January 2008
Environmental Defense Fund
Invited Expert and Panelist, Restore America’s Estuaries, Coffeehouse Panel on Integrating Natural and Social Sciences, Providence, RI, October, 2008
Restore America's Estuaries
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.
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
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.
Demonstration on Video Camera Set-up, Organizer, for DMF biologists, January 2010.
Cooperator Data Exchange, Striped bass acoustic tag data exchange (DMF, UNH, CT DEP, DSU).
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.
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|
|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|
|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|