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Faculty and Staff


Erik J. Blomberg, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. 2012, University of Nevada
Research:  Population dynamics of avian wildlife
Teaching:  Wildlife population ecology and demographic estimation  (207) 581-2904

Aram J.K. Calhoun, Professor and Director, Ecology & Environmental Sciences Program
Ph.D. 1996, University of Maine
Research: Vernal pool ecology and conservation, wetland ecology
Teaching: Wetland mapping and delineation, wetland ecology and conservation, field studies in ecology, environmental solutions (207) 581-3010

Stephen M. Coghlan, Jr., Associate Professor
Ph.D. 2004, State University of New York
Research: Energetic ecology of Atlantic salmon, brook trout, and smallmouth bass; fish response to dam removal; role of anadromous fishes in stream food webs; ecology of headwater streams; fish foraging; fish-habitat relations
Teaching: Statistical ecology; freshwater fisheries ecology and management (207) 581-2880

Daniel J. Harrison, Chair & Professor
Ph.D. 1986, University of Maine
Research: Wildlife-habitat relationships, interactions among forest management practices and wildlife populations, predator ecology
Teaching: Wildlife habitat relationships and evaluation, predator ecology (207) 581-2867

Malcolm L. Hunter, Jr., Libra Professor of Conservation Biology and Professor of Wildlife Ecology
Ph.D. 1978, Oxford University
Research: Conservation biology, forest wildlife management, landscape ecology, international conservation
Teaching: Conservation biology, international conservation (207)581-2865

Cynthia S. Loftin, Associate Professor and Unit Leader, Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Ph.D. 1998, University of Florida
Research: Wetlands, landscape, and systems ecology, GIS applications
Teaching: GIS applications, waterbird ecology and management (207) 581-2843

Shawn McKinney, Assistant Professor and Assistant Unit Leader-Wildlife, Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Ph.D. 2007, University of Montana
Research:  Community ecology, population biology, plant-animal interactions, conservation biology, animal behavior, ecological-evolutionary dynamics, invasive species biology, restoration ecology, quantitative modeling, and biometrics (207) 581-2915

Frederick A. Servello, Associate Dean for Research, College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture; Associate Director, Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station; Professor of Wildlife Ecology
Ph.D. 1985, Virginia Polytechnic University and State University
Research: Ecology and management of water birds, forest-management-wildlife interactions, and nutritional and foraging ecology
Teaching: Wildlife and natural resource policy, habitat ecology (207) 581-3228

Lindsay Seward, Instructor; Coordinator, Ecology and Environmental Science Program
M.S. 2002, University of Maine
Teaching: Ecology, field research techniques, natural history, habitat evaluation (207) 581-2847

Faren R. Wolter, Certified Wildlife Biologist ®; Lecturer; Undergraduate Coordinator for Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology; Faculty Advisor to the Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society
Ph.D. 2006, University of Missouri – Columbia
Teaching:  Ecology, Wildlife Policy & Administration, and Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation (207) 581-2870

Joseph D. ZydlewskiAssociate Professor and Assistant Leader-Fisheries, Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Ph.D. 1998, University of Massachusetts
Research: Physiology, behavior and ecology of migratory fishes both in the laboratory and in the field
Teaching: Animal migration (207) 581-2853

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Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology
5755 Nutting Hall, Room 210
Orono, Maine 04469-5755
Phone: (207) 581-2862 | Fax: (207) 581-2858 E-mail:
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Orono, Maine 04469
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