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James McCleave

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James McCleave

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James McCleave

Phone:
207.581.4392

Email/web:
mccleave@maine.edu
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Address:
5741 Libby Hall, Room 227
University of Maine 
Orono, ME  04469-5741

Education

A.B. Carleton College 1961; M.S. Montana State University 1963; Ph.D. Montana State University 1967

Research interests

James McCleave

Publications

  • McCleave, J. D., and E. Edeline. 2009. Diadromy as a conditional strategy: patterns and drivers of eel movements in continental habitats. Amer. Fish. Soc. Symp. 69:97-119.
  • Gorsky, D., J. Trial, J. Zydlewski, and J. McCleave. 2009. The effects of smolt stocking strategies on migratory path selection of adult Atlantic salmon in the Penobscot River, Maine. N. Amer. J. Fish. Manage. 29:949-957.
  • McCleave, J. D. 2008. Contrasts between spawning times of Anguilla species estimated from larval sampling at sea and from otolith analysis of recruiting glass eels. Mar. Biol. 155:249-262
  • Miller, M.J., and J.D. McCleave. 2007. Species assemblages of leptocephali in the southwestern Sargasso Sea. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 344:197-212.
  • McCleave, J.D., and D.J. Jellyman. 2004. Male dominance in the longfin eel population of a New Zealand river: probable causes and implications for management. N. A. J. Fish. Manage. 24:490-505.
  • McCleave, J.D. 2003. Spawning areas of the Atlantic eels. Pages 141-155. In K. Aida, K. Tsukamoto and K. Yamauchi (editors). Eel biology. Springer, Tokyo.
  • Oliveira, K., and J.D. McCleave. 2002. Sexually different growth histories of the American eel in four rivers in Maine. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 131:203-211.
  • McCleave, J.D., and D.J. Jellyman. 2002. Discrimination of New Zealand stream waters by glass eels of the shortfin eel (Anguilla australis) and the longfin eel (Anguilla dieffenbachii). J. Fish Biol. 61:785-800.
  • Cieri, M.D., and J.D. McCleave. 2001. Validation of daily otolith increments in glass-phase American eels Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur) during estuarine residency. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 257:219-227.
  • Oliveira, K., J.D. McCleave, and G.S. Wippelhauser. 2001. Regional variation and the effect of lake:river area on sex distribution of American eels, Anguilla rostrata. J. Fish Biol. 58:943-952
  • McCleave, J.D. 2001. Simulation of the impact of dams and fishing weirs on reproductive potential of silver-phase American eels in the Kennebec River basin, Maine, USA. N. A. J. Fish. Manage. 21:577-590.
  • McCleave, J.D. 2001. Fish: Eels. Pages 800-809. In J. Steele and C. McNeil (editors). Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences. Academic Press, London.
  • Oliveira, K., and J.D. McCleave. 2000. Variation in population and life history traits of the American eel, Anguilla rostrata, in four rivers in Maine. Env. Biol. Fishes 59:141-151.
  • Cieri, M.D., and J.D. McCleave. 2000. Discrepancies between otoliths of larvae and juveniles of the American eel: Is something fishy happening at metamorphosis? J. Fish Biol. 57:1189-1198.
  • McCleave,J.D., and G.P. Arnold. 1999. Movements of yellow- and silver-phase European eels (Anguilla anguilla (L.)) tracked in the western North Sea. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 56:510-536
  • Barbin, G.P., S.J. Parker and J.D. McCleave. 1998. Olfactory clues play a critical role in the estuarine migration of silver-phase American eels. Env. Biol. Fish. 53:283-291.
  • McCleave, J.D., P.J. Brickley, K.M. O’Brien, D.A. Kistner-Morris, M.W. Wong, M. Gallagher and S.M. Watson. 1998. Do leptocephali of the European eel swim to reach continental waters? Status of the question. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 78:285-306.
  • Barbin, G.P., and J.D. McCleave. 1997. Fecundity of the American eel at 45N in Maine, U.S.A. J. Fish Biol. 51:840-847.
  • Parker, S.J., and J.D. McCleave. 1997. Selective tidal stream transport by American eels during homing movements and estuarine migration. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 77:871-889.
  • Wippelhauser, G.S., M.J. Miller and J.D. McCleave. 1996. Evidence of spawning and the larval distribution of snipe eels (Family Nemichthyidae) in the Sargasso Sea. Bull. Mar. Sci. 59: 298-309.
  • Miller, M.J., and J.D. McCleave. 1994. Species assemblages of leptocephali in the Subtropical Convergence Zone of the Sargasso Sea. J. Mar. Res. 52: 743-772.
  • McCleave, J.D., and M.J. Miller. 1994. Spawning of Conger oceanicus and Conger triporiceps (Congridae) in the Sargasso Sea and subsequent distribution of leptocephali. Env. Biol. Fish. 39: 339-355.
  • McCleave, J.D. 1993. Physical and behavioural controls on the oceanic distribution and migration of leptocephali. J. Fish Biol. 43(supplement A): 243-273.
  • Kleckner, R.C., and J.D. McCleave. 1988. The northern limit of spawning by Atlantic eels (Anguilla spp.) in the Sargasso Sea in relation to thermal fronts and surface water masses. J. Mar. Res. 46: 647-667.
  • Wippelhauser, G.S. and J.D. McCleave. 1988. Rhythmic activity of migrating juvenile American eels (Anguilla rostrata LeSueur). J. Mar. Biol. Assoc. U.K. 68:81-91.
  • Wippelhauser, G.S. and J.D. McCleave. 1987. Precision of behavior of migrating juvenile American eels (Anguilla rostrata) utilizing selective tidal stream transport. J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer. 44: 80-89.
  • McCleave, J.D., J.J.M. Bedaux, P.G. Doucet, J.C. Jager, J.Th.L. Jong, W.J. van der Steen and B. Voorzanger. 1987. Statistical methods for analysis of plankton and nekton distribution, with applications to selective tidal stream transport of juvenile American eels (Anguilla rostrata). J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer. 44: 90-103.
  • Castonguay, L.D. and J.D. McCleave. 1987. Distribution of leptocephali of the oceanic species Derichthys serpentinus and Nessorhamphus ingolfianus (Family Derichthyidae) in the western Sargasso Sea in relation to physical oceanography. Bull. Mar. Sci. 41:807-821.
  • McCleave, J.D. and R.C. Kleckner. 1987. Distribution of leptocephali of the catadromous Anguilla species in the western Sargasso Sea in relation to water circulation and migration. Bull. Mar. Sci. 41:789-806.
  • McCleave, J.D. 1987. Migration of Anguilla in the ocean: Signposts for adults! Signposts for leptocephali? p. 102-117 In W.F. Hernnkind and A.B. Thistle (editors). Signposts-in-the-Sea. Proceedings of a multidisciplinary workshop on marine animal orientation and migration. Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
  • McCleave, J.D., R.C. Kleckner and M. Castonguay. 1987. Reproductive sympatry of American and European eels and implications for migration and taxonomy. Am. Fish. Soc. Symp. 1: 286-297.
  • McCleave, J.D., and G.S. Wippelhauser. 1987. Behavioral aspects of selective tidal stream transport in juvenile American eels (Anguilla rostrata). Am. Fish. Soc. Symp. 1: 138-150.
  • Castonguay, M. and J.D. McCleave. 1987. Vertical distribution, diel and ontogenetic vertical migration and net avoidance of leptocephali of Anguilla and other common species in the Sargasso Sea. J. Plankton Res. 9: 195-214.
  • McCleave, J.D., and R.C. Kleckner. 1985. Oceanic migrations of Atlantic eels (Anguilla spp.): Adults and their offspring. Contr. Mar. Sci. 27: 316-337.
  • Sheldon, M.R., and J.D. McCleave. 1985. Abundance of glass eels of the American eel, Anguilla rostrata, in mid-channel and near shore during estuarine migration. Naturaliste can. (Rev. Ecol. Syst.) 112: 425-430.
  • McCleave, J.D. 1985. Migratory mechanisms in larval and adult American and European eels (Anguilla rostrata and A. anguilla). Nat. Geogr. Soc. Res. Rep. 18: 517-528.
  • Kleckner, R.C., G.S. Wippelhauser and J.D. McCleave. 1985. List of Atlantic Anguilla leptocephali: American material. Dana 4: 99-128.
  • Kleckner, R.C., and J.D. McCleave. 1985. Spatial and temporal distribution of American eel larvae in relation to North Atlantic Ocean current systems. Dana 4: 67-92.
  • McCleave, J.D., F.R. Harden Jones, W.C. Leggett, and T.G. Northcote. 1984. Fish migration studies: Future directions. p. 545-554 In J.D. McCleave et al. (editors). Migration in Fishes. Plenum, N.Y.
  • McCleave, J.D., G.P. Arnold, J.J. Dodson and W.H. Neill (editors). 1984. Mechanisms of Migration in Fishes. Plenum, N.Y. 574 p.
  • Power, J.H., and J.D. McCleave. 1983. Simulation of the North Atlantic Ocean drift of Anguilla leptocephali. Fish. Bull. 81: 483-500.
  • Kleckner, R.C., J.D. McCleave and G.S. Wippelhauser. 1983. Spawning of American eel, Anguilla rostrata, relative to thermal fronts in the Sargasso Sea. Env. Biol. Fishes 9: 289-293.
  • Kleckner, R.C., and J.D. McCleave. 1982. Entry of migrating American eel leptocephali into the Gulf Stream system. Helgoländer Meeresunters. 35: 329-339.
  • McCleave, J.D., and R.C. Kleckner. 1982. Selective tidal stream transport in the estuarine migration of glass eels of the American eel (Anguilla rostrata). J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer 40: 262-271.
  • Wippelhauser, G.S., J.D. McCleave, and R.C. Kleckner. 1985. Anguilla rostrata leptocephali in the Sargasso Sea during February and March 1981. Dana 4: 93-98.
  • McCleave, J.D. 1980. Swimming performance of European eel (Anguilla anguilla (L.)) elvers. J. Fish Biol. 16: 445-452.
  • Power, J.H., and J.D. McCleave. 1980. Riverine movements of hatchery reared Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) upon return as adults. Env. Biol. Fishes 5: 3-13.
  • McCleave, J.D. 1978. Telemetric techniques for studying fish behaviour in the field. Fish. Manage. 9: 114-115.
  • Waxman, H.M., and J.D. McCleave. 1978. Auto-shaping in the archer fish (Toxotes chatareus). Behav. Biol. 22: 541-544.
  • LaBar, G.W., J.D. McCleave, and S.M. Fried. 1978. Seaward migration of hatchery-reared Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, smolts in the Penobscot River estuary: open-water movements. J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer 38: 257-269.
  • McCleave, J.D., J.H. Power, and S.A. Rommel, Jr. 1978. Use of radio telemetry for studying upriver migration of adult Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). J. Fish Biol. 12: 549-558.
  • McCleave, J.D., and J.H. Power. 1978. Influence of weak electric and magnetic fields on turning behavior in elvers of the American eel Anguilla rostrata. Mar. Biol. 46: 29-34.
  • McCleave, J.D. 1978. Rhythmic aspects of estuarine migration of hatchery reared Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) smolts. J. Fish Biol. 12: 559-570.
  • Fried, S.M., J.D. McCleave, and G.W. LaBar. 1978. Seaward migration of hatchery-reared Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, smolts in the Penobscot River estuary: riverine movements. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 35: 76-87.
  • Dearborn, J.H., H.H. DeWitt, J.D. McCleave, T.E. Targett, and E.F. Lowe. 1978. Benthic fishes and echinoderms in the Scotia Arc region. Antarctic J. 13:137-139.
  • McCleave, J.D., J.H. Dearborn, and H.H. DeWitt. 1977. Ecology of benthic fishes and echinoderms along the Scotia Arc and Antarctic Peninsula. Antarctic J. 12: 19-20.
  • Facey, D.E., J.D. McCleave, and G.E. Doyon. 1977. Responses of Atlantic salmon parr to output of pulsed ultrasonic transmitters. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 106: 489-496.
  • McCleave, J.D., G.W. LaBar, and F.W. Kircheis. 1977. Within-season homing movements of displaced mature Sunapee trout (Salvelinus alpinus) in Floods Pond, Maine. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 106: 156-162.
  • McCleave, J.D., S.M. Fried, and A.K. Towt. 1977. Daily movements of shortnose sturgeon, Acipenser brevirostrum, in a Maine estuary. Copeia 1977: 149-157.
  • McCleave, J.D. 1976. (Book review of) Sinha, V.R.P. and J.W. Jones. The European Freshwater Eel. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 105: 570-571.
  • DeWitt, H.H., and J.D. McCleave. 1976. Ecological studies on fishes and echinoderms during ARA Islas Orcadas cruise 8. Antarctic J. 11: 182-184.
  • DeWitt, H.H., J.D. McCleave, and J.H. Dearborn. 1976. Ecological studies of fishes and echinoderms during ARA Islas Orcadas cruise 5. Antarctic J. 11: 49-53.
  • Fried, S.M., J.D. McCleave, and K.A. Stred. 1976. Buoyancy compensation by Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) smolts tagged internally with dummy ultrasonic telemetry transmitters. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 33: 1377-1380.
  • Richardson, N.E., J.D. McCleave, and E.H. Albert. 1976. Effects of extremely low frequency electric and magnetic fields on locomotor activity of Atlantic salmon parr. Environ. Pollut. 10: 65-76.
  • McCleave, J.D., and K.A. Stred. 1975. Effect of dummy telemetry transmitters on stamina of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) smolts. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 32: 559-563.
  • Zimmerman, M.A., and J.D. McCleave. 1975. Orientation of elvers of American eels (Anguilla rostrata) in weak magnetic and electric fields. Helgoländer wiss. Meersunters. 27: 175-189.
  • McCleave, J.D., and S.M. Fried. 1975. Nighttime use by fishes of a tidal cove in Montsweag Bay near Wiscassett, Maine. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 104: 30-34.
  • Varanelli, C.C., and J.D. McCleave. 1974. Locomotor activity of Atlantic salmon parr (Salmo salar L.) in various light conditions and in weak magnetic fields. Anim. Behav. 22: 178-186.
  • Targett, T.E., and J.D. McCleave. 1974. Summer abundance of fishes in a Maine tidal cove with special reference to temperature. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 103: 325-330.
  • Richardson, N.E., and J.D. McCleave. 1974. Locomotor activity patterns of juvenile Atlantic salmon in various light conditions. Biol. Bull. 147: 422-432.
  • McCleave, J.D., K. Stred, and E. Albert. 1974. Effect of reinforcement schedule and unconditioned stimulus on classical cardiac conditioning in American eels (Anguilla rostrata). J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 31: 1254-1258.
  • McCleave, J.D., and S.M. Fried. 1974. Three unusual shortnose sturgeons (Acipenser brevirostrum) from Montsweag Bay, Maine. Can. Field Nat. 88: 359-360.
  • Fried, S.M., and J.D. McCleave. 1973. Occurrence of the shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum), an endangered species, in Montsweag Bay, Maine. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 30: 563-564.
  • Rommel, S.A., Jr., and J.D. McCleave. 1973. Prediction of oceanic electric fields in relation to fish migration. J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer 35: 27-31.
  • Rommel, S.A., Jr., and J.D. McCleave. 1973. Sensitivity of American eels (Anguilla rostrata) and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) to weak electric and magnetic fields. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 30: 657-663.
  • Recksiek, C.W., and J.D. McCleave. 1973. Distribution of pelagic fishes in the Sheepscot River - Back River Estuary, Wiscasset, Maine. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 102: 541-551.
  • McCleave, J.D., and G.W. LaBar. 1972. Further ultrasonic tracking and tagging studies of homing cutthroat trout (Salmo clarki) in Yellowstone Lake. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 101: 44-54.
  • Rommel, S.A., Jr., and J.D. McCleave. 1972. Oceanic electric fields: Perception by American eels? Science 176: 1233-1235.
  • Rommel, S.A., Jr., and J.D. McCleave. 1971. An electromagnetic system for studying the responses of aquatic organisms to weak electric and magnetic fields. IEEE Trans. Bio-med. Eng. 18: 421-424.
  • McCleave, J.D., S.A. Rommel, Jr., and C.L. Cathcart. 1971. Weak electric and magnetic fields in fish orientation. Annals N.Y. Acad. Sci. 188: 270-282.
  • McCleave, J.D., and R.M. Horrall. 1970. Ultrasonic tracking of homing cutthroat trout (Salmo clarki) in Yellowstone Lake. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 27: 715-730.
  • McCleave, J.D. 1967. Homing and orientation of cutthroat trout (Salmo clarki) in Yellowstone Lake, with special reference to olfaction and vision. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 24: 2011-2044.
  • McCleave, J.D., L.A. Jahn, and C.J.D. Brown. 1967. Miniature alligator clips as fish tags. Prog. Fish-Cult. 29: 60-61.
  • McCleave, J.D. 1964. Movement and population of the mottled sculpin (Cottus bairdi Girard) in a small Montana stream. Copeia 1964: 506-513.

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