DSRRN 2013 Science Meeting


“Diadromous Species Restoration Science 2013:
Migration, Habitat, Species Interactions, and Management”


Sponsored by the Diadromous Species Restoration Research Network -
An NSF Research Coordination Network

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January 10-11
University of Maine, Orono, Maine

The DSRRN 2013 Science Meeting was an opportunity for managers, biologists, ecologists, hydrogeologists, and conservation planners to share their approaches to a common goal and leave with newly forged collaborations and an informed view of the future of diadromous fish restoration science. Three scientific sessions on migration and movement, interspecific interactions, and habitat requirements featured short synthesis talks and interactive discussions focused on linking research, management, and future research directions. 



Speaker Presentations:

Keynote Speaker:

  • John Waldman, Queens College: “Is Resilience Theory Useful to Anadromous Fish Restoration?”


Multi-Species Interactions in a Restoration Context

  • Adrian Jordaan: Setting the baseline: historic numbers of diadromous fishes
  • Eric Palkovacs: Human-induced evolution and the restoration of diadromous fishes
  • Jaakko Erkinaro: Diversity in life histories and genetic structure in a large population complex of wild Atlantic salmon in the River Teno, northernmost Europe
  • Margaret Guyette, John Kocik, and Steve Coghlan: Interactions among coevolved diadromous species and their implications for Atlantic salmon recovery


Migrations and Movements of Diadromous Fishes

  • Dan Hasselman: Linking molecular ecology and migration patterns to inform restoration baselines for Alosine fishes
  • Steve Lindley: Current and historic migrations of green sturgeon
  • Art Spiess and Gayle Zydlewski: Historic and contemporary presence of sturgeon in the Gulf of Maine: what can we learn?
  • Claire Enterline & Brad Chase: Recent range changes by rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) and current annual migrations
  • Roger Rulifson: Historic and Contemporary Migrations of Striped Bass in the Northwest Atlantic
  • Ted Ames: Were the historic movements of groundfish and migrations of river and Atlantic herring linked?


Keynote Speaker :

  • Trevor Avery, Acadia University: “Natural variability in historical river herring catches along the east coast of North America: Local, regional, and global impacts” (Not available at this time)


Freshwater Habitat and Restoration for Diadromous Species

  • Karen Wilson: Habitat requirements of diadromous fishes: condition, heterogeneity and connectivity.
  • Joe Wheaton and Noah Snyder: What do fish care about hydrogeomorphology? A survey of the latest techniques at a full range of spatial scales
  • Tim Beechie: Process-based Restoration and implications for habitat conservation


Keynote Speaker:

  • Rory Saunders, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service: "Evaluating the ecological effects of the Penobscot River Restoration Project"



Barbara S. Arter
Science Information Coordinator
Diadromous Species Restoration Research Network
for Environmental & Watershed Research
University of Maine
5710 Norman Smith Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5710
ph: 207-546-2018




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