Damian C. Brady

Dr. Damian Brady is an associate professor of marine science at the University of Maine’s Ira C. Darling Marine Center in Walpole, ME. Dr. Brady has studied estuaries all over the world for over 15 years. He is especially interested in how to link water quality with ecosystems. Because we rely on the coast for tourism, fisheries, aquaculture, pollution processing, and energy (offshore wind and tidal power generation), Dr. Brady has focused on creating tools and models that can explore hypothetical uses of the coast to help communities better reflect their values in how they use their environment. Dr. Brady is the lead of the Ecological Carrying Capacity of Maine Estuaries Research Theme of NSF’s Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network and the assistant director of Maine Sea Grant for Research. Dr. Brady lives in Hallowell, ME with his wife and three daughters.