Maine Ocean School
P.O. Box 10, Searsport, Maine 04974
Dr. Gayle Zydlewski
University of Maine School of Marine Sciences
Director, Maine Sea Grant College Program
Dr. Zydlewski holds a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Maine. After her PhD she worked with USGS researchers on Atlantic Salmon and then spent some time working for the US Fish and Wildlife Service examining Pacific Salmon hatchery and wild populations. Currently she teaches Biology of Marine Vertebrates to undergraduate students and Fisheries Oceanography to graduate students in the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine. She has active research in Gulf of Maine Fish Ecology, emphasizing the impacts of environmental conditions on behavior and survival.
Her current research focuses on the human influences on fish behavior and population dynamics, particularly related to renewable power development, conventional hydro and tidal power. Dr. Zydlewski works closely with industry and natural regulatory agencies to inform policy and management of water resources, focusing on US regulatory frameworks governing energy production, fisheries, and endangered fish and marine mammals.