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

Massachusetts History


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

The Massachusetts Unit was established in 1948 (at that time, the Massachusetts Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit), with William Sheldon as its first Leader. The Fisheries Unit was establish in 1963, and the two Units were combined in 1990. Over the past 7 decades some 18 wildlife and fisheries scientists served as leaders and assistant leaders, and over 210 students graduated with MS or PhD degrees, many of whom went on to prominent positions in the profession.


Name Position Start Year End Year
DeStefano, Stephen Unit Leader 1999 2019
Mather, Martha Assistant Unit Leader 1991 2010
Roy, Allison Unit Leader 2020 Current
Roy, Allison Unit Leader 2020 2020
Roy, Allison Assistant Unit Leader 2016 2019
Roy, Allison Assistant Unit Leader 2012 2016
Sievert, Paul Assistant Unit Leader 2000 2015