Publications


2013

Mather, M. E., J. T. Finn, C. G. Kennedy, L. A. Deegan, and J. M. Smith. 2013. What happens in an estuary does not stay there: patterns of biotic connectivity resulting from long term ecological research. Oceanography In Press.

Rosenblatt, A. E., M. R. Heithaus, M. E. Mather, P. Matich, J. C. Nifong, W. J. Ripple, B. R. Silliman. 2013. The roles of large top predators in coastal ecosystems: new insights from Long-Term Ecological Research. Oceanography In Press.

Smith, J. M and M. E. Mather. Beaver dams maintain native fish biodiversity by increasing habitat heterogeneity throughout a low-gradient stream network. Freshwater Biology 58: 1523-1538.

Smith, J. M, M. E. Mather, S. P. Wells, and R. M. Muth. An approach to evaluating the combination of gear that representatively samples fish assemblages in small coastal streams. Accepted - Aquatic Conservation: Freshwater and Marine.

2012

Mather, M. E., D. L. Parrish, J. M. Dettmers. 2012. Now that you have great results, where should you submit your manuscript? Pages 121-124, in Writing for Natural Resources Professions (Bruce Vondracek, Cecil Jennings, editors), American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD

Mather, M.E., H. J. Frank. J. M. Smith, R. D. Cormier, R. M. Muth, and J. T. Finn. 2012. Assessing freshwater habitat of adult anadromous alewives at multiple scales: a common challenge for fish and watershed restoration. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science, 4:1, 188-200

Ferry, K. H., and M. E. Mather. 2012. Spatial and temporal diet patterns of young adult and subadult striped bass feeding in Massachusetts estuaries: trends across scales. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science 4:30–45

2011

Frank, H. F, M. E. Mather, J. M. Smith, R. M. Muth, J. T. Finn. 2011 Role of origin and release location in pre-spawning movements of anadromous alewives. Fisheries Management and Ecology 18(1):12–24.

Marschall, E. A., M. E. Mather, D. L. Parrish, G. W. Allison,. J. McMenemy. 2011. Migration delays caused by anthropogenic barriers: dams, temperature, and success of migrating salmon smolts. Ecological Applications, 21: 3014–3031

Smith, J. S., and M. E. Mather. 2011. Using assemblage data in ecological indicators: a comparison and evaluation of commonly available statistical tools. Ecological Indicators 13: 253-262

2010

Pautzke, S. M., M. E. Mather, J. T. Finn, L. A. Deegan, R. M. Muth. 2010. Seasonal use of a New England estuary by foraging contingents of migratory striped bass. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139: 257–269.

Mather, M. E, J. T. Finn, S. M. Pautzke, D. Fox, T. Savoy, H. M. Brundage III, L. A. Deegan, R. M. Muth. 2010. Destinations, routes, and timing of adult striped bass on their southward fall migration: implications for coastal movements. Journal of Fish Biology 77: 2326–2337.

2009

Carey, M. P. and M. E. Mather. 2009. Identifying across-system sources of variation in a generalist freshwater fish: correlates of total and size-specific abundance of yellow perch. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 18: 145–155.

Mather, M. E, J. T. Finn, K. H. Ferry, L. A. Deegan, G. A. Nelson. 2009. Use of non-natal estuaries by migratory striped bass (Morone saxatilis) in summer. Fishery Bulletin 107: 329-337.

Mather, M. E., D. L. Parrish, and J. M. Dettmers. 2009. The extensive and complex landscape of fish-related journals authors response. Fisheries 34: 144-145.

Smith, J. M., M. E. Mather, H. J. Frank.R. M. Muth, J. T. Finn, S. D. McCormick. 2009. Evaluation of a gastric radio tag insertion technique for anadromous river herring. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29:367–377

Frank, H. F, M. E. Mather, J. M. Smith, R. M. Muth, J. T. Finn, S. D. McCormick. 2009. What is ‘fallback’?: metrics needed to assess telemetry tag effects on anadromous fish behavior. Hydrobiologia 35: 237-249.

Frank, H. F, M. E. Mather, R. M. Muth, S. M. Pautzke, J. M. Smith, J. T. Finn. 2009. The Adopt-a-Herring program as a fisheries conservation tool. Fisheries 34: 496-507.

Hewitt, D, A., J. S. Link, D. H. Wahl, S. J. Cooke, and M. E. Mather. 2009. Maintaining the competitiveness of the American Fisheries Society journals: an assessment based on influence and cost-effectiveness. Fisheries 34: 598-606.

2008

Carey, M. P., and M. E. Mather. 2008. Using staggered thresholds to design inventory and monitoring programs for effective conservation planning. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 18: 877–890.

Mather, M. E., C. A. Campbell, J. McMenemy, D. L. Parrish, and J. M. Smith. 2008. Scope of temperature variation in the Connecticut River and implications for juvenile Atlantic salmon survival and growth. Hydrobiologia 603: 183-196.

Mather, M. E., D. L. Parrish, and J. Dettmers. 2008. Mapping the changing landscape of fish related journals: setting a course for successful communication of scientific information. Fisheries 33 (9): 444-453.

2005-2006

Odell, J., M. E. Mather, and R. M. Muth. 2005. Use of an interaction web to identify underlying causes and diagnose potential solutions of natural resource conflicts: an example using allocation of horseshoe crabs. BioScience 55:735-745.

Muth, R. M., R. R. Zwick, M. E. Mather, J. F. Organ, J. J. Daigle, S. A. Jonker. 2006. Unnecessary source of pain and suffering or necessary management tool: examining the attitudes of conservation professionals toward outlawing the leghold trap. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34: 34:706-715.

2003

Walter, J. F., A. S. Overton, K. H. Ferry, and M. E. Mather. 2003. Atlantic coast feeding habits of striped bass: a synthesis of data supporting a comprehensive coast-wide understanding of the trophic biology. Fisheries Management and Ecology 10: 1-13.
Yako, L. A., M. E. Mather, and F. Juanes. 2000. Assessing the contribution of anadromous herring to largemouth bass growth. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society: 150: 2-17.

2002

Nitschke, P., M. E. Mather, and F. Juanes. 2002. The role of anthropogenic disturbance, density, habitat, and abiotic factors on recruitment of a temperate reef fish, cunner (Tautogolabrus adspersus) in Cape Cod Bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series 226:165-178.

Yako, L. A., M. E. Mather, and F. Juanes. 2002. Mechanisms for migration of anadromous herring; providing an ecological basis for an effective conservation plan. Ecological Applications 12: 521–534.

Muth, R. M., R. R. Zwick, M. E. Mather, J. Organ. 2002. Passing the torch of wildlife and fisheries management: comparing the attitudes and values of younger and older conservation professionals. Transactions of the 67th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 178-193.

2001

Nitschke, P., M. E. Mather, and F. Juanes. 2001. Length-, weight-, and age-fecundity relationships for cunner (Tautogolabrus adspersus). North American Journal of Fisheries Management 21:86-95.

Kosa, J. T., and M. E. Mather. 2001. Processes contributing to variability in regional patterns of juvenile river herring abundance across small coastal systems Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 130: 600-619.

2000

Whalen, K. G., D. L. Parrish, M. E. Mather, and J. McMenemy. 2000. Cross-tributary analysis of parr to smolt recruitment of Atlantic salmon. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 57:1607-1616.

1998-1999

Mather, M.E., D. L. Parrish, C. L. Folt, and D. M. DeGraaf. 1998. Integrating across scales: effectively applying science for the successful conservation of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 55:1-8.

Mather, M. E. 1998. The role of context specific predation in understanding patterns exhibited by anadromous salmon. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 55: 232-246.

Wilzbach, M. A., M. E. Mather, C. L. Folt, A. Moore, R. J. Naiman, A. F. Youngson, and J. McMenemy. 1998. Proactive responses to human impacts that balance development and Atlantic salmon conservation (Salmo salar): an integrative model. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 55:288-302.

Muth, R. M., D. A. Hamilton, J. F. Organ, D. J. Witter, M. E. Mather, and J. J. Daigle. 1998. The future of wildlife and fisheries policy: assessing the attitudes and values of wildlife and fisheries professionals. Transactions of the 63rd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 604-627.

Whalen, K. G., D. L. Parrish, and M. E. Mather. 1999. Effect of ice formation on selection of habitats and winter distribution of post young-of-year Atlantic salmon parr. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 56:87-96.

1995

Mather, M. E., M. J. Vanni, T. E. Wissing, S. A. Davis, and M. H. Schaus. 1995. Regeneration of nitrogen and phosphorus by bluegill and gizzard shad: effect of feeding history. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 52: 2327-2338.

Mather, M. E., D. L. Parrish, R. A. Stein, and R. M. Muth. 1995. Management issues and their relative priorities within state fisheries agencies. Fisheries 20 (10):14-21.

Parrish, D. L., M. E. Mather, and R. A. Stein. 1995. Problem-solving research for management: a perspective. Fisheries 20 (10):6-13

1993

Mather, M. E., and R. A. Stein. 1993. Using growth-mortality tradeoffs to explore a crayfish species replacement in stream riffles and pools. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 50: 88-96.

Mather, M. E., and R. A. Stein. 1993. Direct and indirect effects of fish predation on the replacement of a native crayfish by an invading congenor. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 50: 1279-1288.

1986-1999

Mather, M. E., R. A. Stein, and R. F. Carline. 1986. An experimental assessment of mortality and hyperglycemia in tiger muskellunge. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 115:762-770.

Mather, M. E. and D. H. Wahl. 1989. Comparative mortality of three esocids to stocking stressors. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 46: 214-217.

In Review

Finn, J. T., M. E. Mather, M. K. Burak, R. M. Muth, J. B. Kim. Evaluating new approaches to modeling data sets with many zeros: an example using upriver counts of a schooling anadromous fish.

Burak, M. K., M. E. Mather, J. T. Finn, J. B. Kim, and R. M. Muth. How standardized metrics that quantify the temporal distribution of migrating anadromous herring can facilitate comparisons of adult returns across coastal rivers

In Preparation

Mather, M. E., M. K. Burak, J. T. Finn, R. M. Muth, J. B. Kim, K. H. Ferry. Counting anadromous fish at remote fishways in small coastal streams: a review of past uses of video monitoring with an evaluation of a new system.

Mather, M. E., and J. M. Smith. Integrating hydrology, anthropogenic impacts, and biotic measures of ecosystem function to quantify flow stress: a conceptual framework, linkages, information gaps, and future directions

Waldman, J., K. Wilson, M. E. Mather, N. Snyder, et al. Resilience theory: a useful concept for restoration of diadromous fishes?

Mather, M. E., and R. M. Muth. Death by a 1000 cuts; taking a biosocial approach to a complex management problem

 

 


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