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Res. Unit NE-4251
201 Holdsworth NRC
Univ. of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9285

(413) 545-0357

Fax: 413-545-1860

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Projects & Plans


Three primary areas of research are currently being investigated to further understand fish and wildlife habitat relationships within northeastern forest types and management.

Click on the links below for more information on each research project.



[Photo]: Chestnut-sided warbler male Wildlife ecology and habitat research
David I. King

This research focuses on investigating forest habitat associations of New England Wildlife. Most of this research is conducted in extensively managed forests...More information.

[Photo]: Atlantic salmon Atlantic salmon habitat research
Keith H. Nislow

This research focuses on the effects of change in habitat, land use, hydrology, and food web structure on Atlantic salmon...More information.

[Photo]: Wood frogEcology of woodland vernal pools
Robert H. Brooks

A series of integrated studies on individual pool dynamics, landscape-level effects on faunal populations, and effects of past land use on woodland vernal pool faunal composition...More information.


[Photo]: Mountain view Short, Hestbeck and DeGraaf have developed an ecosystem management computer model called ECOSEARCH (see "Publications" for reference). 

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