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 November 2011 December 2011
Suburban Wildlife Ecology DeStefano September 2001 December 2001
Social Policy and Natural Resource Conflict Mather September 2002 December 2002
Social Conflict And Natural Resource Policy, Fall 2005 (with R. Muth) Mather September 2004 December 2004
Research Concepts Roy September 2019 December 2019
Research Concepts DeStefano, Zeller September 2018 December 2018
Research Concepts Roy September 2017 December 2017
Research Concepts DeStefano September 2016 December 2016
Research Concepts Roy September 2015 December 2015
Research Concepts DeStefano, Roy September 2014 December 2014
Research Concepts Roy September 2013 December 2013
Research Concepts Roy, DeStefano September 2012 December 2012
Research Concepts DeStefano September 2011 December 2011
Research Concepts DeStefano September 2010 December 2010
Research Concepts DeStefano September 2009 December 2009
Research Concepts DeStefano September 2005 December 2005
Professional Skills and Ethics Mather January 2000 May 2020
Natural resource and environmental management: interdisciplinary approaches and perspectives Mather January 2010 May 2010
Interpretation of Ecological Data Mather September 2003 December 2003
Interpretation of Ecological Data Mather January 2008 May 2008
Interpretation of Ecological Data Mather January 2001 May 2001
Ecology of Fishes Mather January 2006 May 2006
Ecological Interactions of Fishes, Spring 2005 Mather January 2005 May 2005
Ecological Interactions of Fishes Mather January 2007 May 2007
Ecological Interactions of Fishes Mather January 2002 May 2002
Ecological Interactions of Fishes Mather January 2000 May 2000
Diadromous Fish, Fall 2004, Member of a multi-faculty team Mather September 2004 December 2004
Diadromous Fish Mather September 2002 December 2002
Diadromous Fish Mather January 2008 May 2008
Dam Removal Practicum Roy September 2018 May 2019
Dam Removal Practicum Roy, Houle, Mulligan September 2017 May 2018
Dam Removal Practicum Roy, Ahlfeld, Houle September 2016 May 2017
Dam Removal Practicum Roy, Ahlfeld, Lambert, Houle September 2015 May 2016
Conservation in Practice DeStefano September 2017 December 2017
Conservation in Practice DeStefano, Organ September 2013 December 2013
Biostatistics Journal Club Sievert September 2006 December 2006
Aquatic Ecology Roy September 2018 December 2018
Aquatic Ecology Roy September 2016 December 2016
Aquatic Ecology Roy September 2014 December 2014
Aquatic Ecology Roy August 2020 December 2020
Applied Biostatistics for Natural Resources Sievert January 2006 May 2014
Training Provided Instructor(s) Completion Date
Research applications to management, USFWS, Hadley, Mass. DeStefano May 2006
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 December 2011
One day workshop and site vist on browse sampling and experimental exclosures to state agency personnel. DeStefano, Wattles, Faison April 2012
Member of the University of Massachusetts Quantitative Sciences Group, providing weekly statistical consulting for graduate students. Sievert December 2008
Introduction to Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife Management. DeStefano, Organ, Stevens July 2015
Field procedures for satellite telemetry, Tokyo, Japan Sievert February 2006
Field applications for distance sampling, Westboro, Mass. DeStefano June 2006
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 July 2005
Co-led a curriculum development workshop at Plum Island Estuary LTER for 10 middle school teachers Mather July 2006
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 October 2014
What's happening in the lakes? Spawn timing and juvenile density, growth, and mortality across 20 Massachusetts lakes
Presented to: River Herring Network
Roy October 2015
Watershed greening: Mitigating the effects of urbanization on streams?
Presented to: University of Maine
Roy March 2014
Using economic incentives to retrofit a watershed: citizen and stream responses
Presented to: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Roy December 2012
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 April 2002
The travels of short-tailed albatross.
Presented to: Hampshire Bird Club
Sievert May 2007
The challenges of urban stream
Presented to: Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Roy February 2012
The Most Interesting Animal To-day Extant -- The life and habits of the North American beaver
Presented to: Conservation Lyceum, Norfolk, CT
DeStefano January 2012
Stream restoration through dam removal: Where to begin?
Presented to: University of Cincinnati, Department of Biological Sciences
Roy March 2019
Restoring coldwater taxa through dam removal
Presented to: Trout Unlimited
Roy September 2019
Restoring aquatic habitats through dam removal
Presented to: Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration
Roy, Abbott April 2019
Playing with extinction: role of biodiversity
Presented to: Amherst College
Mather May 2003
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 September 2003
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 May 2010
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 May 2010
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 January 2009
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 July 2003
Linking streamflow, habitat, and biotic integrity in the Sudbury River
Presented to: Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Wild and Scenic River Stewardship Council
Roy, Jane February 2015
Investigating impacts of winter lake drawdowns on lake ecosystems
Presented to: Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Roy November 2015
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 December 2014
Headwater streams on the brink of extinction: Effects of urbanization on stream extent, permanence, and macroinvertebrate density
Presented to: Harvard Forest
Roy November 2012
Headwater stream restoration and protection prioritization
Presented to: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Watershed Planning Workshop
Roy March 2017
Graduate preparation for careers in environmental conservation
Presented to: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sievert November 2013
Foraging Behavior of Short-tailed Albatross in the North Pacific
Presented to: Menotomy Bird Club, Arlington, MA
Sievert January 2008
Effectiveness of stream buffers: A watershed perspective
Presented to: Stream and Wetland Buffer Workshop, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Roy May 2016
Ecology & Conservation of North Pacific albatrosses
Presented to: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sievert April 2013
Earthquakes, tsunamis, and other challenges for North Pacific albatrosses
Presented to: Hampshire Bird Club
Sievert September 2011
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 April 2019
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 February 2017
Albatross, turtles, and tigers: combining field and modeling approaches for rare species recovery
Presented to: Tufts University, Grafton, Massachusetts
Sievert April 2004
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 September 2008
Urban Wildlife Ecology, NRC 310, University of Massachusetts DeStefano April 2013
Urban Wildlife Ecology, NRC 310, University of Massachusetts DeStefano April 2012
Urban Wildlife Behavior, Hampshire College DeStefano September 2012
Tropical Field Ornithology Sievert March 2011
Tropical Field Ornithology Sievert February 2013
Tropical Avian Ecology Sievert February 2012
Trophic Cascades in Ecology Sievert November 2011
The River's Calendar Data Collection Roy September 2012
The Restoration of Atlantic Salmon to the Connecticut River Mather October 2000
Stream Fish Sampling (Lab) Roy October 2018
Stream Fish Sampling (Lab) Roy November 2013
Restoration of desert grasslands and recovery of masked bobwhites DeStefano May 2004
Redefining Natural Resource Policy: The Example of the Horseshoe Crab in Cape Cod Bay Mather April 2001
Philosophy of Science DeStefano October 2015
North Pacific albatross: Their ecology and conservation. Sievert May 2007
NRC 409, NATURAL RESOURCE POLICY, Department of Natural Resources Conservation, “Dams and Environmental Conflicts,” Spring, 2009 (2 classes) Mather March 2009
NRC 100, In Praise of Fish IN SOCIETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, UMASS Department of Natural Resources Conservation Mather October 2008
NRC 100, SOCIETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, “In Praise of Fish,” UMASS Department of Natural Resources Conservation, October 2009 Mather November 2009
Movement patterns and the conservation of North Pacific albatrosses. Sievert April 2006
Moose Exclosure Research, Plant and Soil Science, University of Massachusetts DeStefano April 2016
Moose Exclosure Research, Plant and Soil Science, University of Massachusetts DeStefano April 2012
Life after biology: Careers in Environmental Conservation Sievert April 2014
Life After Biology: Wildlife Ecology, Biology 494LI DeStefano November 2013
Large Mammal Research, BioTAP, University of Massachusetts DeStefano March 2012
Investigating impacts of impoundments on the hydrology, temperature, and biotic assemblages in Massachusetts streams Roy March 2015
Food Webs in Ecology Sievert November 2011
Food Webs and Trophic Cascades Sievert November 2010
Field trip to Moose Exclosures, Wildlife Habitat Course, University of Massachusetts DeStefano October 2011
Field Trip: Experimental Exclosures for Ungulate Research DeStefano October 2015
Extinction: playing with species (Amherst College) Mather December 2003
Ecology of the endangered short-tailed albatross Sievert April 2002
Ecology and management of suburban wildlife DeStefano April 2004
Ecology and conservation of marine birds. Sievert November 2004
Design and Analysis of Experimental Exclosures DeStefano October 2014
Dams, Mussels, and River Herring: Investigating Impacts of Humans on Freshwater Ecosystems and Potential for Restoration Roy March 2020
Can riparian forests mediate impacts of urbanization on stream fish assemblages? Roy March 2014
Birds of Costa Rica and Panama Sievert March 2012
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 September 2009
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 September 2008
Avian Ecology Sievert January 2014
Aquatic Ecology: River Herring & Freshwater Mussels Roy April 2018
Aquatic Ecology Research Roy October 2018
Animal Dispersal Sievert April 2001
An aquatic perspective on urban ecology Mather October 2005
An Introduction to Experimental Design and Statistical Analyses: Part II Sievert February 2014
An Introduction to Experimental Design and Statistical Analyses: Part I Sievert February 2014
An Introduction to Experimental Design and Statistical Analyses Sievert March 2013
An Introduction to Experimental Design and Statistical Analyses Sievert March 2012
A history of humans and albatrosses on Torishima Island, Japan. Sievert March 2002
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
Roberts, Patrick (PhD) Wilson 2021 Present
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
Golden, Nigel (PhD) Wilson 2021 Present
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