Publications

Loreto Bay National Park

Study highlights diverse benefits of fisheries

Dr. Kara Pellowe, a former graduate student and postdoc in the Leslie Lab, just published her fourth and final dissertation chapter in Ambio. Kara conducted this newly published work in communities adjacent to Loreto Bay National Park, shown in the image above. She is now a postdoc at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Congratulations, Kara! We are […]

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NSF, Mainebiz feature paper about the value of bringing local norms and knowledge into fisheries regulations

Mainebiz interviewed Kara Pellowe, a former University of Maine postdoctoral student, about the value of integrating local norms and fishermen’s knowledge into fisheries regulations. Pellowe, now based at the Stockholm Resilience Centre in Stockholm, Sweden, co-authored a study with Heather Leslie, director of the Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Maine, exploring the interplay between formal and […]

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Update – Shellfish resilience project

Dr. Heather Leslie presented the Final Report on the 2019 Shellfish Resilience Project to the Joint Shellfish Committee of the Towns of Damariscotta and Newcastle on Jan 2, 2020. This presentation followed on an earlier presentation by Dr. Kara Pellowe, postdoc in the Leslie lab, in September 2019. Kara’s presentation was reported in the local […]

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Ocean Health Index in the news

Heather was interviewed by Jenny Siefert of the Ocean Health Index team for a recent piece on the Ocean Health Index. The OHI was developed almost a decade ago through a collaboration convened at NCEAS, and has since been used in diverse countries and contexts to track the health of the ocean and progress of […]

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Value of ecosystem-based management

Heather recently authored an invited commentary for Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. She reflected of the significance of a recent research article on ecosystem-based management efforts in the Chesapeake Bay. Heather noted that marine ecosystem-based management (EBM) is not a singular approach, but rather a framework for managing people’s […]

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Local knowledge of fish and fishermen

Congratulations to Kara on publishing her first marine conservation science paper! You can download the PLOS ONE paper from our Publications page. This paper builds on the international, multi institutional collaborative that Heather has led for the last decade, related to the human and environmental dimensions of small-scale fisheries. Learn more at the project website, […]

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New paper on intertidal alternate states

Menge, B. A., M. Bracken, J. Lubchenco, and H. M. Leslie. 2017. Alternative state? Experimentally-induced Fucus canopy persists 38 years in an Ascophyllum-dominated community. Ecosphere, doi: 10.1002/ecs2.1725. Experimental tests of the hypothesis that ecological communities can exist in “multiple stable states” are rare, and some argue, impossible, because of the unlikelihood that any system will […]

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