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John Kocik

John Kocik


Ph.D. Fisheries and Wildlife - Michigan State University, 1992

M.S. Fisheries and Wildlife - Michigan State University, 1988

B.S. Biology- State University of New York at Plattsburgh, 1984

Professional History

2001-Present: Supervisory Research Fishery Biologist, NOAA Fisheries Service, Maine Field Station

1992-2001: Research Fishery Biologist, NOAA Fisheries Service, Woods Hole Lab

John has worked on salmonid population dynamics and ecology since 1984 when his Great Lakes research focused on pink salmon population dynamics then competition between steelhead and brown trout. John joined the Woods Hole lab in 1992 as a research fishery biologist and began working on Atlantic Salmon conservation biology. In 2001, he became Lab Director of the Maine Field Station and lead for the Atlantic Salmon Ecosystem Research Team in MA and ME. The team studies population dynamics and marine ecology of salmonids and other diadromous fish. His research interests are centered on applied population dynamics and habitat ecology of salmonids. John is passionate about advancing the use of telemetry to study fish dynamics and is active in the Ocean Tracking Network. Follow these links to learn more about our salmon team and to read John's publications.

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