DSRRN Goal: Housed at the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental & Watershed Research at the University of Maine, the Diadromous Species Restoration Research Network is an NSF-funded network whose goal is to advance the science of diadromous fish restoration, promote state-of-the-art scientific approaches to multiple-species restoration on a watershed scale, and facilitate interactions among scientists, managers, and stakeholders.
This goal is acheived by a series of conferences and workshops over a five-year period between 2008 and 2013. The goals of these workshops are to 1) produce new directions for restoration science by exploring key scientific issues related to interdisciplinary scientific approaches to diadromous species restoration, 2) produce synthetic publications on each Workshop theme and 3) provide scientific guidance for managers and agencies actively involved in restoration efforts.
2013 FInal Science Meeting -- Diadromous Species Restoration Science 2013:
Migration, Habitat, Species Interactions, and Management - January 10-11, 2013
2013 Workshop -- Science and Managment of Diadromous Species Restoration - January 9, 2013
2011 & 2012 Workshop -- Variability of North Atlantic Diadromous Fish Populations:
Establishing Reference Points for Restoration Assessment PArt I and II. 26 - 27 May 2011 and June 2012. The goal of this workshop was to bring together fisheries, habitat, and climate specialists to investigate variability in changes in diadromous fish populations over time among watersheds spanning species’ ranges. Participants must be willing to share data with other workshop participants and working groups, and/or collaborate on analyses and manuscripts identified as products of this workshop.
2010 Workshop --Resilience of North Atlantic Diadromous Fish Assemblages: a Restoration Perspective. April 2010. The goal of this workshop was to develop a synthesis paper which will identify and synthesize factors and species interactions that contribute to North Atlantic diadromous fish assemblage resilience in the context of restoration.
2009 Science Meeting -- Restoration of Diadromous Fishes and Their Ecosystems: Confluence ofScience and Restoration. The goal of this meeting was to provide an opportunity to shape dialog about the future of diadromous species restoration and research; to join a growing network ofresearchers and managers focused on these species and their habitat in the North Atlantic, including an ambitious dam removal project on the Penobscot River; and to contribute to the planning of future workshops on top priority science questions.
2008 DSRRN Stakeholder Meeting -- Held in November 2008, the goal of this meeting was to solicit input on restoration goals for the Penobscot River and Bay.