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A digital decision-aid tool aims to help organic farmers make permanent withdrawals from their agricultural weed seed banks Farming is a growing sector of the Maine economy, with substantial increases over the past 10 years in the number of farms, value of agricultural products, and number of farmers under the age of 34—respectively, increases of […]

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Clearer Waters for Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management

UMaine workshop explores future of fisheries conservation In late September, the University of Maine hosted a workshop titled “Integrating Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management and Co-Management” at the Darling Marine Science Center in Walpole. Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management, or EBFM, has gained increasing interest among researchers, managers, and fishers themselves in light of current challenges to fisheries sustainability. […]

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Drifting with the Tides

Master’s student Gabby Hillyer’s schedule is driven by tidal flow If you happen to be boating on the Medomak River in Waldoboro, Maine, you might encounter a little flotilla of buoys adorned with brightly colored flags drifting in and out with the daily tidal cycle. These “bucket drifters” are packed with scientific instruments that take […]

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Honest Broker

The Mitchell Center helps the Legislature evaluate a bill to reduce food waste and hunger in Maine When the Maine Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) needed an independent, outside organization to provide crucial data for Representative Craig Hickman’s proposed Act to Address Hunger, Support Maine Farms and Reduce Waste (Legislative […]

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Ocean and Coastal Acidification – Project Update

On June 19th, affiliates of the Maine Ocean and Coastal Acidification Partnership (MOCA) met together with representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and industry stakeholders at UMaine’s Darling Marine Center for a planning meeting to advance best practices in ocean and coastal acidification monitoring. The workshop […]

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Native American knowledge meets western science

Native American ecological knowledge and western science will be integrated in some University of Maine science courses, with the goal of implementing the methods nationwide. With a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant, tribal and UMaine collaborators, including project leader and Mitchell Center Faculty Fellow Darren Ranco, will develop science courses that utilize Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and western […]

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Mill of Dreams

Sustainability entrepreneur Tony Grassi brought an historic Maine mill back to life One of the first things Tony Grassi will do when he gives his Monday, October 23 Mitchell Center Sustainability Talk is make a slight adjustment to the talk’s title, “Build it and they will come.” “I’m going to start my talk with a […]

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Resilience Frontiers for Global Sustainability

Bridie McGreavy and Sam Roy represent the Mitchell Center at International Conference At the end of August, Mitchell Center Postdoctoral Fellow Sam Roy and Assistant Professor of Communication and Journalism and Mitchell Center Faculty Fellow Bridie McGreavy journeyed to Stockholm, Sweden to take part in Resilience 2017: Resilience Frontiers for Global Sustainability—a three-day, multidisciplinary international […]

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Visualizing Collaboration

The Future of Dams project held an All-Team Meeting at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)—a partner institution on the project—at the end of September. Below, Mitchell Center team members, postdoctoral researcher Sam Roy and Ph.D. student Tyler Quiring, provide brief highlights from three of the meeting’s break-out groups— Model/Data Integration (Roy) and Collaborative […]

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Master’s student Melissa Flye Joins Mitchell Center Dam Teams

Newly arrived Master’s student Melissa Flye will be working on the Mitchell Center’s Getting Over the Dam and Future of Dams projects. Melissa is a Maine native who received her B.S. in wildlife ecology from UMaine. After spending two years working on anadromous fisheries research projects for the state and private consulting firms, she has […]

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