Heather M. Leslie
Director, Darling Marine Center, University of Maine &
Libra Associate Professor, School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine
Education: Oregon State University (PhD, 2004)
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Office Locations: Horse Barn (Administration Bldg) at UMaine Darling Marine Center / Marine Culture Lab, Rm 8
Mailing Address: UMaine Darling Marine Center, 193 Clarks Cove Road, Walpole ME 04573 USA
Website: https://www.umaine.edu/leslie-lab/ Twitter: @hleslie_umaine
Research Areas: Marine conservation science; coupled social-ecological systems; ecology; translating knowledge to action through engagement and science communication.
Research: In the Leslie Lab at the University of Maine, we focus on the connections among people and coastal marine ecosystems. As marine conservation scientists, we use a combination of field experiments, modeling, and other approaches grounded in both the ecological and social sciences to investigate how diverse factors, including climate variability and changes in economic and regulatory regimes, influence ecosystem dynamics, and in turn, social interactions. Our ultimate aim is to provide scientific knowledge and tools that can help inform marine management that benefits both nature and people.
Publications: Please see the Leslie Lab site.