Gayle Zydlewski


🌊 Coastal and marine topics, 🏔 Environmental sciences, 🐟 Fish, 🐾 Wildlife

Zydlewski is a fish ecologist who studies how environmental conditions influence the physiology and subsequent behavior of fishes. Current research evaluates the impact of prey presence, interspecific interactions, and water chemistry on fish behavior and population dynamics, which informs decisions associated with environmental impacts on natural (or artificially-enhanced) populations of fishes. Zydlewski’s lab is also studying how PFAS affect marine ecosystems. Visit Zydlewski’s biography to learn more.

Appointment details

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Zydlewski balances time between research (20%) on understanding the impacts of environmental conditions on fish behavior, physiology, and their relationship with population dynamics, and work with the Maine Sea Grant (80%).

Zydlewski’s work is supported by:

  • School of Marine Sciences at the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
  • Maine Sea Grant
  • Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

Experiment Station contributions

  • Current project: Understanding and managing scale and connectivity in inland and marine fisheries as coupled human and natural systems. Multistate project number MEo32334.