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Lobster Research Support to UMaine Faculty

 

2017

Supporting decision-making under climate variability and change: multi-scale forecasts and analyses for the Maine lobster fishery

College: Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
Unit: Marine Sciences
UM Investigators: Wahle
Sponsor: NOAA
Award Amount: $58,053

Revealing Deepwater Lobster Settlement Across Thermal Gradients in the Gulf of Maine

College: Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
Unit: Marine Sciences
UM Investigators: Wahle
Sponsor: NOAA
Award Amount: $82,337

Genetic and phenotypic response of larval American lobster to ocean warming and acidification across New England’s steep thermal  gradient

College: Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
Unit: Marine Sciences
UM Investigators: Wahle
Sponsor: NOAA
Award Amount: $153,099

Assessing the potential for sustainability of fishing-­dependent communities in coastal Maine in the face of environmental and socioeconomic change

College: Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
Unit: Marine Sciences
UM Investigators: Leslie, Stoll, Anderson, Wilson
Sponsor: NOAA
Award Amount: $275,308

Assessing the Impact of Environmental Change on the Recruitment of Lobsters off Southeastern New England

College: Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
Unit: Marine Sciences
UM Investigators: Wahle
Sponsor: NOAA
Award Amount: $48,356

2016

Evaluate Lobster Sea and Port Sampling Programs and effectiveness of Conservation measures

College: Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
Unit: Marine Sciences
UM Investigators: Chen
Sponsor: ME DMR
Award Amount: $25,000

Understanding the effects of changing ocean ecosystems on lobster health and susceptible to disease in the context of rising water temperatures

College: Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
Unit: Cooperative Extension
UM Investigators: Bouchard, Hamlin, MacRae, Bayer
Sponsor: ME DMR
Award Amount: $127,482

2015

Supplementary support for Maine DMR lobster growth and age determination project

College: Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
Unit: Marine Sciences
UM Investigators: Wahle
Sponsor: NOAA
Award Amount: $46,550

CINAR: Using the American Lobster Settlement Index and Environmental Indicators in Fishery Forecasting and Stock Assessment

College: Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
Unit: Marine Sciences
UM Investigators: Wahle
Sponsor: NOAA
Award Amount: $134,827

The effects of regional temperature cycles on the development and disease susceptibility of the American lobster (Homarus  americanus)

College: Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
Unit: Marine Sciences
UM Investigators: Hamlin, Bricknell, Bayer
Sponsor: NOAA
Award Amount: $199,613

Improving survivability of cusk and Atlantic cod bycatch discarded in the Gulf of Maine lobster trap fishery

College: Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
Unit: Marine Sciences
UM Investigators: Chen
Sponsor: NOAA
Award Amount: $229,243

Maine EPSCoR: The Nexus of Coastal Marine Social-­Environmental Systems and Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture

College:
Unit: Sea Grant
UM Investigators: Anderson, Brady, Bricknell, Hamlin
Sponsor: NSF
Award Amount: $600,000

2014

The effects of regional temperature cycles on the development and disease susceptibility of the American lobster (Homarus americanus)

College: Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
Unit: Marine Sciences
UM Investigators: Hamlin, Bricknell, Bayer
Sponsor: NOAA
Award Amount: $249,516

Coastal SEES (Track 2), Collaborative Research: Resilience and Adaptation of a Coastal Ecological-­Economic System in Response to Increasing Temperature

College: Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
Unit: Marine Sciences
UM Investigators: Chen, Thomas, Wahle
Sponsor: NSF
Award Amount: $139,713

Collaborative Research: Strengthening the scientific basis for decision-­‐making: Advancing knowledge-­‐action capacities in a coupled coastal-­inland

College:
Unit: Sea Grant
UM Investigators: Anderson
Sponsor: NSF
Award Amount: $120,000

2013

American Lobster Settlement Index Oversight +$ (2013-­2017)

College: Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
Unit: Marine Sciences
UM Investigators: Wahle
Sponsor: ME DMR
Award Amount: $25,000

A new era in stock assessment of the American lobster (2013-­2018)

College: Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
Unit: Marine Sciences
UM Investigators: Wahle
Sponsor: ME DMR
Award Amount: $250,000

Evaluating the American Lobster Settlement Index in Fishery Forecasting

College: Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
Unit: Marine Sciences
UM Investigators: Wahle
Sponsor: ALSF
Award Amount: $12,000

Aquaculture in shared waters

College: Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
Unit: Marine Sciences
UM Investigators: Johnson
Sponsor: NOAA
Award Amount: $56,601

Graduate theses and dissertations on lobster-related research

2017

Lobster in a Changing Gulf of Maine: Investigating the Temporal Impact on Molting and the Fishing Fleet

Author: Kevin Stapes (MS)
Advisors: Yong Chen, David W. Townsend

Improving Management and Conservation of Cusk (Brosme brosme): Habitat Distribution, Bycatch Interactions, and Conservation  Practices

Author: Jocelyn M. Runnebaum (PhD)
Advisor: Yong Chen

2016

Recruitment Forecasting and Scientific Knowledge Production in the Gulf of Maine and Southern New England American Lobster Fishery

Author: Noah Oppenheim (MS)
Advisor: Richard Wahle

The Effects of Regional Temperature Cycles on Larval American Lobsters, Homarus americanus

Author: Meghan Capps (MS)
Advisor: Heather Hamlin

Development of Modeling Frameworks for Assessing Impacts of Habitat and Stock Structure on Fish Population Dynamics

Author: Lisha Guan (PhD)
Advisors: Yong Chen, James A. Wilson

Linking Rising pCO2 and Temperature to the Larval Development, Physiology and Gene Expression of the American Lobster (Homarus americanus)

Author: Jesica Waller (MS)
Advisor: Richard Wahle

2015

Population Dynamics of American Lobster: Environmental, Ecological, and Economic Perspectives

Author: Jui-Han Chang (PhD)
Advisor: Yong Chen

Evaluation and Improvement of Fisheries Stock Assessment, from Data Collection to Modeling

Author: Jie Cao (PhD)
Advisor: Yong Chen

2014

Frequency of Ocean Heat Waves in the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans

Author: Hillary Scannell (MS)
Advisor: Andrew Pershing

Abiotic Proxies of Benthic Megafaunal Assemblages in the
Coastal Gulf of Maine: A Template for Ocean Planning?

Author: Jennifer McHenry (MS)
Advisor: Robert Steneck

2013

Dynamical, Bioeconomic Modeling of Fishery Interactions in the Gulf of Maine

Author: Dominic Fitzpatrick (MS)
Advisor: Andrew Pershing

Assessing Social Resilience of Maine Fishing Communities and Developing a Longline Groundfish Survey

Author: Anna M. Henry (MS)
Advisor: Yong Chen