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Molly Schauffler

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Research Assistant Professor


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Phone: 207-581-2707
Fax: 207-581-2202

School of Earth and Climate Sciences
5790 Bryand Global Sciences Center
Room 300A
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469-5790

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My overarching interest is to increase citizens’ understanding of and appreciation of natural systems, scientific research, and environmental change. I work with K-12 teachers to help them incorporate cross-disciplinary environmental monitoring projects into their science curricula. In collaboration with the Dept. of Earth and Climate Sciences and the Center for Science and Mathematics Education Research, I teach a graduate course for teachers for that gives them first-hand experience in environmental research. I maintain an online index of environmental monitoring programs in Maine, to facilitate public access to environmental data (

Graduate and post-doctoral research includes investigation into the infiltration of road salt runoff and aerosols into peatlands, a paleoecological study of long-term changes in the distribution of spruce forests in Maine using fossil pollen in forest sediments, and collaboration in a paired-watershed study of mercury and nitrogen processing by watersheds in Acadia National Park.

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School of Earth and Climate Sciences
5790 Bryand Global Sciences Center
Orono, ME 04469-5790
Phone: (207) 581-2152 | Fax: (207) 581-2202E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469