We are committed to sharing our research with policymakers and the public. Many of our projects are what we call ‘engaged research,’ meaning that they are developed and implemented in partnership with shellfish harvesters, fishermen, high school students, and other community members.

In an essay published in Maine Policy Review, Heather reflects on our work in the Damariscotta River, and what it is like to do engaged research here, in this place.

To learn more about lab members’ engaged research projects, check out the ‘Field Notes,’ on the lab home page.