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Senator George J. Mitchell Center & Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative


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Mitchell Center Researcher Sarah Nelson Speaks About Sentinel Species

Researcher Sarah Nelson was interviewed recently by the Portland Press Herald about her work with dragonfly larvae, just one of the “sentinel species” that can provide early indicators to scientists about potentially harmful environmental conditions.  Nelson’s work focuses on food web mercury levels in Acadia National Park and in 25 other national parks across the nation.

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Senator George J. Mitchell Center & Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative
5710 Norman Smith Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207.581.3244E-mail: umgmc@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
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