Students

Profiles:

Aly East
Undergraduate Student, Ecology & Environmental Sciences, UMaine

Aly EastI am working with Kate Ruskin, and Aaron Strong from UMaine as well as Nick Fisichelli at the Schoodic Institute to assess how the ecosystem services (or the services that a given natural area provides to humans) have changed with the recent development on the Schoodic Peninsula of Acadia National Park. This research will inform management practices for Acadia National Park to guide future development as well as to optimize the changes that have already happened at Schoodic.

Currently we are in the middle of more data collection, and I have been working on analysis of last year’s data, but much more work will be happening during the coming semester (fall 2018) after field season has ended. I recently gave a poster presentation at the ESA (Ecological Society of America) conference in New Orleans on my preliminary results.

I am also currently working on some research for the Agricultural Research Center in Burns, Oregon comparing the effectiveness of different ecological restoration strategies, invasive species management, fire recovery, and effects of cattle grazing in order to inform public land management strategies in the sage brush steppe ecosystem of central and eastern Oregon.

 

Graduate Students

Brieanne Berry

Home Department: Anthropology & Environmental Policy
Research Project: Materials Management
Research Advisor: Cindy Isenhour
News article on Brie’s research: Waste Not, Want Not

Sonja Birthisel

Home Department: Ecology & Environmental Sciences
Research Project: Economic Sustainability of Maine Organic farms in a Changing Climate
Research Advisor: Eric Gallandt
Newsletter article on Sonja’s research: Bank Robber

Brianne Du Clos

Home Department: Ecology & Environmental Sciences
Research Project: Tools for Native Bee Conservation
Research Advisor: Sam Hanes
News article on Brianne’s research: UMaine researchers to unveil wild bee habitat assessment tool

Emma Fox

Home Department: Ecology & Environmental Sciences
Research Project: New England Sustainability Consortium Future of Dams
Research Advisor: Sharon Klein
News article on Emma’s research: Science with Attitude

Brett Gerard

Home Department: Earth & Climate Sciences
Research Project: Safeguarding a Vulnerable Watershed
Research Advisor: Sean Smith
News article on Brett’s research: Student Spotlight

Suzanne Greenlaw

Home Department: Forest Resources
Research Project: Mobilizing to Fight the Emerald Ash Borer
Research Advisor: Darren Ranco

Andrew Newcomb

Home Department: Earth & Climate Sciences
Research Project: New England Sustainability Consortium Future of Dams
Research Advisor: Sean Smith
News article on Andrew’s research: Perfect Dam Project

Tyler Quiring

Home Department: Communication & Journalism
Research project: New England Sustainability Consortium Future of Dams
Research Advisor: Bridie McGreavy
News article on Tyler’s research: Stories Hatched from the Nest

Meg Thurrell

Institution: University of Southern Maine
Research Project: New England Sustainability Consortium Future of Dams
Research Advisor: Karen Wilson

Sarah Vogel

Home Department: Wildlife Ecology, Fisheries & Conservation Biology
Research Project: New England Sustainability Consortium Future of Dams
Research Advisors: Jessica Jansujwicz and Joe Zydlewski
News article on Sarah’s research: How do dam decisions get made?

Bea Van Dam

Home Department: Earth & Climate Sciences
Research Project: Characterizing Watersheds that Influence Coastal Bacteria Pollution
Research Advisor: Sean Smith
News article on Bea’s research: Tree Throws, Puddles and Ponded Water