Faculty and Staff

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Faculty

Erik J. Blomberg, Associate Professor
Ph.D. 2012, University of Nevada
Research:  Population dynamics of avian wildlife
Teaching:  Wildlife population ecology and demographic estimation
erik.blomberg@maine.edu  207.581.2904

Aram J.K. Calhoun, Professor
Ph.D. 1996, University of Maine
Research: Vernal pool ecology and conservation, wetland ecology, stakeholder engagement, and collaborative conservation
calhoun@maine.edu 207.581.3010

Noah Charney, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. 2010, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Research: Landscape Ecology, Climate Change Impact Modeling, Vernal Pool Conservation, Urban Ecology, Natural History, Unisexual Salamanders
Teaching: Conservation Biology, Wildlife Ecology
noah.charney@maine.edu

Stephen M. Coghlan, Jr., Associate Professor
Ph.D. 2004, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Research: Energetic ecology of Atlantic salmon, brook trout, and smallmouth bass; fish response to dam removal; the role of anadromous fishes in stream food webs; ecology of headwater streams; fish foraging; fish-habitat relations; sustenance and recreational fishing; energetics of homesteading
Teaching: Ecological Statistics; Freshwater Fisheries Ecology and Management; General Ecology; Biophysical Economics
stephen.coghlan@maine.edu 207.581.2880

Daniel J. Harrison, 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
harrison@maine.edu 207.581.2867

Malcolm L. Hunter, Jr., Libra Professor of Conservation Biology and Professor
Ph.D. 1978, Oxford University
Research: Conservation biology, forest wildlife management, landscape ecology, international conservation
mhunter@maine.edu 207.581.2865

Jessica S. Jansujwicz, Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D. 2011, University of Maine
Research: Human dimensions of natural resources, environmental policy, sustainability science
jessica.jansujwicz@maine.edu 207.581.9405

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
cynthia.loftin@maine.edu 207.581.2843

Sabrina Morano, Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D. 2016, University of Nevada
Research: Habitat use and population dynamics of large mammals
sabrina.morano@maine.edu 207.581.2908

Alessio Mortelliti, Associate Professor and M.W.C. Advisor
Ph.D. 2008, University of Rome ” La Sapienza,” Italy
Research: Effects of land-use change on vertebrates (mammals and birds)
Teaching: Wildlife-habitat relationships, wildlife monitoring
alessio.mortelliti@maine.edu 207.581.2915

Christina Murphy, Assistant Professor and Assistant Unit Leader-Fisheries, Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Ph. D. 2019, Oregon State University
Research:  Top down and bottom up responses to disturbance, especially hydrological alteration. This includes evaluations of nutrient, light and habitat availability, phytoplankton, zooplankton, benthic insects, fish pathogens, and diverse fish assemblages.
Teaching:  Fish ecology and conservation
christina.murphy@maine.edu

Brian Olsen, Chair and Professor
Ph.D. 2007, Virginia Tech
Research: Avian evolutionary ecology, conservation biology, wetland bird conservation
Teaching:
Evolution, Ornithology
brian.olsen@maine.edu 207.581.1284

Amber Roth, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. 2012, Michigan Technological University
Research: Forest-wildlife interactions in temperate and tropical forests, forest management practices to improve declining wildlife species, migratory bird ecology, wildlife habitat best management practices, conservation planning
Teaching:  Forest wildlife management
amber.roth@maine.edu 207.581.2856

Lindsay Seward, Instructor and Undergraduate Coordinator
M.S. 2002, University of Maine
Teaching: Ecology, field research techniques, natural history, habitat evaluation
lseward@maine.edu 207.581.2847

Carly Sponarski, Assistant Professor
Pd.D. 2014, Memorial University
Research:  Human dimensions of natural resources, wildlife management issues, and fisheries management issues
Teaching:
 Human dimensions of fisheries and wildlife conservation, wildlife policy and administration
carlycs@maine.edu  207.581.2909

Joseph D. Zydlewski, Professor; Graduate Coordinator; and Assistant Unit 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
josephz@maine.edu 207.581.2853