Gayle Zydlewski

Ph.D. University of Maine
M.S. University of Rhode Island
B.S. Southeastern Massachusetts University

Website:  Gayle Zydlewski Lab


Research Area
Gayle’s research interests and experiences are in the area of Fish Ecology, emphasizing the impacts of environmental conditions on the expression of behavior. It should be noted that at the intersection of environment and behavior are physiological responses. As such, much of her research has focused on the integration of behavior and physiology as it relates to environmental experiences.  Recently, her research direction has expanded to incorporate impacts of various components of the ecosystems (prey presence, interspecific interactions, and water chemistry) on fish behavior and population dynamics. She has found that results from these research topics are useful for natural resource managers making decisions associated with environmental impacts on natural (or artificially-enhanced) populations of fishes.