Fish Ecology

Science Center Objects

Our goal is to identify the factors that govern population dynamics. Emphasis is on an integrative approach, combining field and laboratory studies to provide data for mathematical models of ecological and evolutionary dynamics. We focus on the fish that live in streams; how environmental variation, barriers to movement, and landscape characteristics influence changes in abundance over time and long-term population persistence in a changing world.

 

Brook Trout from a small stream

Typical brook trout from a small stream in Maine (Public domain.)