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

Massachusetts Education Activities


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


Title Instructor(s) Start Date End Date
Wildlife Conservation and Management Organ, DeStefano 2011-11-21 2011-12-04
Suburban Wildlife Ecology DeStefano 2001-09-09 2001-12-14
Social Policy and Natural Resource Conflict Mather 2002-09-01 2002-12-15
Social Conflict And Natural Resource Policy, Fall 2005 (with R. Muth) Mather 2004-09-01 2004-12-15
Research Concepts Roy 2019-09-03 2019-12-20
Research Concepts DeStefano, Zeller 2018-09-03 2018-12-15
Research Concepts Roy 2017-09-05 2017-12-13
Research Concepts DeStefano 2016-09-03 2016-12-15
Research Concepts Roy 2015-09-08 2015-12-20
Research Concepts DeStefano, Roy 2014-09-03 2014-12-05
Research Concepts Roy 2013-09-01 2013-12-15
Research Concepts Roy, DeStefano 2012-09-04 2012-12-24
Research Concepts DeStefano 2011-09-07 2011-12-09
Research Concepts DeStefano 2010-09-08 2010-12-12
Research Concepts DeStefano 2009-09-07 2009-12-13
Research Concepts DeStefano 2005-09-03 2005-12-13
Professional Skills and Ethics Mather 2000-01-01 2020-05-30
Natural resource and environmental management: interdisciplinary approaches and perspectives Mather 2010-01-10 2010-05-15
Interpretation of Ecological Data Mather 2008-01-25 2008-05-07
Interpretation of Ecological Data Mather 2003-09-01 2003-12-15
Interpretation of Ecological Data Mather 2001-01-15 2001-05-14
Ecology of Fishes Mather 2006-01-15 2006-05-15
Ecological Interactions of Fishes, Spring 2005 Mather 2005-01-01 2005-05-30
Ecological Interactions of Fishes Mather 2007-01-01 2007-05-15
Ecological Interactions of Fishes Mather 2002-01-01 2002-05-15
Ecological Interactions of Fishes Mather 2000-01-10 2000-05-10
Diadromous Fish, Fall 2004, Member of a multi-faculty team Mather 2004-09-01 2004-12-15
Diadromous Fish Mather 2008-01-25 2008-05-07
Diadromous Fish Mather 2002-09-07 2002-12-14
Dam Removal Practicum Roy 2018-09-03 2019-05-10
Dam Removal Practicum Roy, Houle, Mulligan 2017-09-05 2018-05-11
Dam Removal Practicum Roy, Ahlfeld, Houle 2016-09-06 2017-05-05
Dam Removal Practicum Roy, Ahlfeld, Lambert, Houle 2015-09-10 2016-05-10
Conservation in Practice DeStefano 2017-09-05 2017-12-15
Conservation in Practice DeStefano, Organ 2013-09-03 2013-12-06
Biostatistics Journal Club Sievert 2006-09-06 2006-12-13
Aquatic Ecology Roy 2020-08-24 2020-12-14
Aquatic Ecology Roy 2018-09-03 2018-12-22
Aquatic Ecology Roy 2016-09-06 2016-12-22
Aquatic Ecology Roy 2014-09-01 2014-12-15
Applied Biostatistics for Natural Resources Sievert 2006-01-31 2014-05-31
Training Provided Instructor(s) Completion Date
Research applications to management, USFWS, Hadley, Mass. DeStefano 2006-05-31
Principles and Techniques of Wildlife Conservation and Management, Andres Bello University, Santiago, Chile -- Ph.D. students in Conservation Medicine from Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, and Guatemala and professionals from 3 conservation agencies in Chile DeStefano, Organ 2011-12-05
One day workshop and site vist on browse sampling and experimental exclosures to state agency personnel. DeStefano, Wattles, Faison 2012-04-26
Member of the University of Massachusetts Quantitative Sciences Group, providing weekly statistical consulting for graduate students. Sievert 2008-12-31
Introduction to Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife Management. DeStefano, Organ, Stevens 2015-07-17
Field procedures for satellite telemetry, Tokyo, Japan Sievert 2006-02-13
Field applications for distance sampling, Westboro, Mass. DeStefano 2006-06-06
Co-led a theme session entitled Using striped bass and lobster research to link ecosystems and humans? for the Gulf Of Maine Institute (GOMI) Ocean Science Education Institute (OSEI), a summer education program for middle school children interested in en Mather 2005-07-25
Co-led a curriculum development workshop at Plum Island Estuary LTER for 10 middle school teachers Mather 2006-07-18
Title and Location Speaker Date
Wildlife ecology and human-wildlife interactions in suburbia
Presented to: MIT (Mass. Institute of Technology, Infinite Suburbia Program, Cambridge, MA
DeStefano 2014-10-15
What's happening in the lakes? Spawn timing and juvenile density, growth, and mortality across 20 Massachusetts lakes
Presented to: River Herring Network
Roy 2015-10-15
Watershed greening: Mitigating the effects of urbanization on streams?
Presented to: University of Maine
Roy 2014-03-17
Using economic incentives to retrofit a watershed: citizen and stream responses
Presented to: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Roy 2012-12-06
Using basic ecology to address applied fish management questions: examples from striped bass, river herring, Atlantic salmon, and other aquatic systems. "
Presented to: University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Mather 2002-04-05
The travels of short-tailed albatross.
Presented to: Hampshire Bird Club
Sievert 2007-05-14
The challenges of urban stream
Presented to: Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Roy 2012-02-13
The Most Interesting Animal To-day Extant -- The life and habits of the North American beaver
Presented to: Conservation Lyceum, Norfolk, CT
DeStefano 2012-01-14
Stream restoration through dam removal: Where to begin?
Presented to: University of Cincinnati, Department of Biological Sciences
Roy 2019-03-11
Restoring coldwater taxa through dam removal
Presented to: Trout Unlimited
Roy 2019-09-19
Restoring aquatic habitats through dam removal
Presented to: Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration
Roy, Abbott 2019-04-02
Playing with extinction: role of biodiversity
Presented to: Amherst College
Mather 2003-05-01
Muth, R. M., and M. E. Mather. 2003. Causes underlying human-animal conflicts in urbanized society. Invited presentation, Massachusetts Problem Animal Control Association, October 2003
Presented to: Massachusetts Problem Animal Control Association
Mather 2003-09-30
Mather, M. E. On the move: how questions about mobile fish distributions can enhance our understanding of basic fish ecology and provide the foundation for effective management decisions Departmental Seminar, Kansas State University, May 2010
Presented to: Kansas State University
Mather 2010-05-11
Mather, M. E. On the move: how questions about mobile fish distributions can enhance our understanding of basic fish ecology and provide the foundation for effective management decisions Departmental Seminar,
Presented to: University of Florida
Mather 2010-05-26
Mather, M. E. 2009. On the Move: Anadromous Fish, Human Impacts, Stakeholders. University of Alaska Seminars. January 2009, Fairbank and Juneau, AK
Presented to: University of Alaska
Mather 2009-01-31
Mather, M. E. 2003. Where are the fish?: some observations on why fish are distributed the way they are. Invited Presentation, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Seminar Series, July 2003, Gloucester, MA
Presented to: Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
Mather 2003-07-01
Linking streamflow, habitat, and biotic integrity in the Sudbury River
Presented to: Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Wild and Scenic River Stewardship Council
Roy, Jane 2015-02-13
Investigating impacts of winter lake drawdowns on lake ecosystems
Presented to: Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Roy 2015-11-24
Impacts of flow alteration and impervious surfaces on aquatic ecosystems in Massachusetts (and other research at the MA Coop Unit)
Presented to: Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Roy 2014-12-16
Headwater streams on the brink of extinction: Effects of urbanization on stream extent, permanence, and macroinvertebrate density
Presented to: Harvard Forest
Roy 2012-11-09
Headwater stream restoration and protection prioritization
Presented to: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Watershed Planning Workshop
Roy 2017-03-08
Graduate preparation for careers in environmental conservation
Presented to: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sievert 2013-11-26
Foraging Behavior of Short-tailed Albatross in the North Pacific
Presented to: Menotomy Bird Club, Arlington, MA
Sievert 2008-01-22
Effectiveness of stream buffers: A watershed perspective
Presented to: Stream and Wetland Buffer Workshop, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Roy 2016-05-04
Ecology & Conservation of North Pacific albatrosses
Presented to: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sievert 2013-04-12
Earthquakes, tsunamis, and other challenges for North Pacific albatrosses
Presented to: Hampshire Bird Club
Sievert 2011-09-12
Dams, drawdowns, mussels, and river herring: A potpourri of freshwater research in the Coop Unit
Presented to: U.S. Geological Survey, Conte Anadromous Fish Laboratory
Roy 2019-04-03
Assessing impacts and restoration potential: Variation in temperature and dissolved oxygen alteration from small dams across streams in Massachusetts (with P. Zaidel)
Presented to: Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration
Roy 2017-02-22
Albatross, turtles, and tigers: combining field and modeling approaches for rare species recovery
Presented to: Tufts University, Grafton, Massachusetts
Sievert 2004-04-30
Title Presenter Date
WFCON 697, Death by 1000 cuts: an approach to multiple stressors IN NATURAL RESOURCE CONFLICTS, UMASS Department of Natural Resources Conservation Mather 2008-09-30
Urban Wildlife Ecology, NRC 310, University of Massachusetts DeStefano 2013-04-23
Urban Wildlife Ecology, NRC 310, University of Massachusetts DeStefano 2012-04-24
Urban Wildlife Behavior, Hampshire College DeStefano 2012-09-19
Tropical Field Ornithology Sievert 2013-02-14
Tropical Field Ornithology Sievert 2011-03-21
Tropical Avian Ecology Sievert 2012-02-16
Trophic Cascades in Ecology Sievert 2011-11-15
The River's Calendar Data Collection Roy 2012-09-21
The Restoration of Atlantic Salmon to the Connecticut River Mather 2000-10-10
Stream Fish Sampling (Lab) Roy 2018-10-17
Stream Fish Sampling (Lab) Roy 2013-11-05
Restoration of desert grasslands and recovery of masked bobwhites DeStefano 2004-05-10
Redefining Natural Resource Policy: The Example of the Horseshoe Crab in Cape Cod Bay Mather 2001-04-21
Philosophy of Science DeStefano 2015-10-05
North Pacific albatross: Their ecology and conservation. Sievert 2007-05-10
NRC 409, NATURAL RESOURCE POLICY, Department of Natural Resources Conservation, “Dams and Environmental Conflicts,” Spring, 2009 (2 classes) Mather 2009-03-31
NRC 100, In Praise of Fish IN SOCIETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, UMASS Department of Natural Resources Conservation Mather 2008-10-07
NRC 100, SOCIETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, “In Praise of Fish,” UMASS Department of Natural Resources Conservation, October 2009 Mather 2009-11-30
Movement patterns and the conservation of North Pacific albatrosses. Sievert 2006-04-13
Moose Exclosure Research, Plant and Soil Science, University of Massachusetts DeStefano 2016-04-15
Moose Exclosure Research, Plant and Soil Science, University of Massachusetts DeStefano 2012-04-11
Life after biology: Careers in Environmental Conservation Sievert 2014-04-09
Life After Biology: Wildlife Ecology, Biology 494LI DeStefano 2013-11-06
Large Mammal Research, BioTAP, University of Massachusetts DeStefano 2012-03-26
Investigating impacts of impoundments on the hydrology, temperature, and biotic assemblages in Massachusetts streams Roy 2015-03-30
Food Webs in Ecology Sievert 2011-11-10
Food Webs and Trophic Cascades Sievert 2010-11-15
Field trip to Moose Exclosures, Wildlife Habitat Course, University of Massachusetts DeStefano 2011-10-17
Field Trip: Experimental Exclosures for Ungulate Research DeStefano 2015-10-21
Extinction: playing with species (Amherst College) Mather 2003-12-08
Ecology of the endangered short-tailed albatross Sievert 2002-04-15
Ecology and management of suburban wildlife DeStefano 2004-04-10
Ecology and conservation of marine birds. Sievert 2004-11-30
Design and Analysis of Experimental Exclosures DeStefano 2014-10-20
Dams, Mussels, and River Herring: Investigating Impacts of Humans on Freshwater Ecosystems and Potential for Restoration Roy 2020-03-10
Can riparian forests mediate impacts of urbanization on stream fish assemblages? Roy 2014-03-10
Birds of Costa Rica and Panama Sievert 2012-03-13
BMATWT 191A, THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT, Department of Natural Resources Conservation, “Fish vs man: balancing adverse human impacts on aquatic communities vs advantages of a healthy aquatic systems to human communities,” September, 2009 Mather 2009-09-30
BMATWT 191A, Fish vs man: balancing adverse human impacts on aquatic communities vs advantages of a healthy aquatic systems to human communities IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT, UMASS Department of Natural Resources Conservation Mather 2008-09-23
Avian Ecology Sievert 2014-01-23
Aquatic Ecology: River Herring & Freshwater Mussels Roy 2018-04-03
Aquatic Ecology Research Roy 2018-10-22
Animal Dispersal Sievert 2001-04-03
An aquatic perspective on urban ecology Mather 2005-10-20
An Introduction to Experimental Design and Statistical Analyses: Part II Sievert 2014-02-20
An Introduction to Experimental Design and Statistical Analyses: Part I Sievert 2014-02-11
An Introduction to Experimental Design and Statistical Analyses Sievert 2013-03-26
An Introduction to Experimental Design and Statistical Analyses Sievert 2012-03-27
A history of humans and albatrosses on Torishima Island, Japan. Sievert 2002-03-28
Student (Degree) Advisor Start Year End Year
Yurika, Palmer (MS) DeStefano 2011 2013
Wong, Grace (PhD) Sievert 2002 Present
Talib, Amarra (MS) Roy 2013 2015
Sutherland, Hollie (MS) DeStefano 2016 Present
Sussky, Elizabeth (MS) Sievert 2012 Present
Stein, Andrew (PhD) DeStefano 2003 2007
Soper, Anna (PhD) Sievert 2007 2012
Smith, Joseph (PhD) Mather 2006 2011
Sei, Makiri (PhD) Sievert 2002 2005
Santana, Sharlene (PhD) Sievert 2008 2010
Sabogal, Javier (PhD) DeStefano 2012 2014
Ritterson, Jeffrey (MS) DeStefano 2012 2015
Perry, Simona (PhD) Mather 2005 2010
Ohman, Michael (MS) Sievert 2003 2005
Odell, Jay (MS) Mather 2001 2005
Norton-Jensen, John (MS) DeStefano 2003 2005
Nieves-Puigdollar, Katherine (PhD) Sievert 2003 2007
Nampindo, Simon (PhD) DeStefano 2010 2014
Naing, Hla (MS) Sievert 2012 Present
Monette, Michelle (PhD) Mather 2001 2007
McKenzie, Alexa (MS) Sievert 2012 Present
Mattocks, Steven (MS) Roy 2014 2016
Lerner, Darren (PhD) Mather 2005 2007
Lamb , Juliet (MS) Sievert 2008 2011
Kligys, Gail (MS) Mather 2001 2005
Kennedy, Cristina (MS) Mather 2009 2012
Joncker, Sandra (PhD) Mather 2001 2005
Houser, Jeremy (PhD) Sievert 2003 2006
Hartley, Dana-Lyn (MS) Mather 1993 1995
Hart, June (MS) DeStefano 2011 2013
Haire, Sandy (PhD) DeStefano 2002 2008
Grader, Melissa (MS) Mather 1997 2000
Gabela, Ana (MS) Sievert 2004 2006
Franklin, Abby (MS) Mather 2007 2010
Fernandez, Nadia (PhD) Roy 2020 Present
Farias, Veronica (PhD) Sievert 2001 2004
Ekness, Paul (MS) DeStefano 2003 2005
DeCelles, Greg (MS) Mather 2007 2012
Danielson, Eric (MS) Mather 1996 1999
Dalton, Evan (MS) Sievert 2011 Present
Clark, Daniel (PhD) Sievert 2011 Present
Chandler, Carly (MS) DeStefano 2003 2006
Chadwick, Joseph (MS) Sievert 2009 2012
Burek, Matt (MS) Mather 2008 2011
Bolus, Matthew (MS) Sievert 2011 Present
Black, Jon (MS) Mather 2003 2007
Bixby, Meredith (MS) DeStefano 2010 2012
Anderson, Laura (PhD) Mather 2003 2007
Allyn, Andrew (MS) Sievert 2008 2011
Algeo, Tim (MS) DeStefano 2001 2006
Alcott, Derrick (PhD) Roy 2016 2020