Grad student researching interactions among bass, other fish as waters warm

In July, University of Maine graduate student Nicole Ramberg-Pihl went to the Kenduskeag Stream in Exeter and Garland in search of smallmouth bass. Accompanying her in the field were Stephen Coghlan, an associate professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology; and undergraduate students Spencer Kelley and Tyson Porter. They collected small young-of-the-year fish for a Maine Sea Grant-funded project to evaluate how bass might compete with brook trout and endangered Atlantic salmon in Maine rivers in a future with warmer temperatures. A full article about one of the outings is one the Maine Sea Grant website.