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Christopher M Holbrook


Research Themes

My research supports native fish restoration and fishery management in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Most of my work uses fish tracking technology (telemetry) to fill gaps in knowledge of species ecology and population dynamics at scales or resolutions that could not be achieved with other methods. Current research projects focus on the following theme areas:

  • sea lamprey ecology, population assessment, and alternative control;
  • improving fisheries management and restoration with better understanding of spatial ecology, demographics, and population dynamics; and
  • improving aquatic animal tracking methods and capabilities.



Ph.D. Fisheries and Wildlife. Michigan State University. 2015
M.S. Zoology. University of Maine. 2007
B.S. Zoology. University of Maine. 2004



2010 - Present.  Research Fish Biologist.  USGS Great Lakes Science Center, Hammond Bay Biological Station
2007 - 2010.      Fishery Biologist.  USGS Western Fisheries Research Center, Columbia River Research Laboratory
2005 - 2007.      Graduate Research Assistant.  University of Maine, Department of Biological Sciences
2002 - 2004.      Biological Science Technician.  NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Maine Field Station


Publications not appearing below

Holbrook, C.M., Zydlewski, J., Gorsky, D., Shepard, S., and M.T. Kinnison. 2009. Movements of pre-spawn adult Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) near hydroelectric dams in the lower Penobscot River, Maine. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29: 495-505.