Dr. Leslie has taught courses in Coastal Ecology & Conservation, Marine Conservation Science & Policy, and Environmental Scholarship & Communication at multiple universities. She has supervised 17 undergraduate theses, 9 graduate theses, and 3 postdoctoral research associates.

As Director of the Darling Marine Center, she is responsible for coordinating the courses taught as part of the residential undergraduate Semester by the Sea and developing new opportunities for graduate and undergraduate education at the University of Maine’s marine laboratory. She also teaches the SBS seminar, SMS 350 and offers special topics graduate courses in marine conservation science.

Her most recent endeavor in this area is SEA Fellows, an undergraduate research training experience focused on applied marine science. Contact her directly to learn more about opportunities in the Leslie Lab and elsewhere at the DMC via heather.leslie(at)maine.edu.