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Students Meet with Senator Mitchell

Following the 2018 Mitchell Lecture on Sustainability, Senator Mitchell spent an hour talking with students at the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions. A wide range of questions were asked and topics discussed, including the Senator’s pivotal role in brokering the Good Friday Agreement of the Northern Ireland peace process. But kicking off the discussion was […]

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Best of Both Worlds

Master’s student and marine resource scientist Hannah Horecka divides her time between UMaine and the state’s Department of Marine Resources Hannah Horecka graduated from UMaine in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science. A student in the Honor’s College, Horecka’s honor’s thesis was on biotoxin trends (such as red tide) in Cobbscook Bay—research that […]

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Learning the Science of Cooperation

On September 20, the Mitchell Center held a workshop on Cooperation Science facilitated by Tim Waring and Linda Silka, both of the UMaine School of Economics & the Mitchell Center. Twenty faculty and graduate students from a broad array of interdisciplinary fields like Biology and Ecology, Cooperative Extension, and Marine Science attended the three-hour workshop. Waring introduced […]

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Science and Communication in University-Community Collaborations

In mid-October, Bridie McGreavy of UMaine’s Department of Communication and Journalism and the Mitchell Center and Karen Bieluch of Dartmouth College and the Mitchell Center conducted a three-hour workshop designed to help researchers better connect their research with decision-making at the local, state and federal level through team-based research. The workshop combined insights from science […]

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Conservation: No Longer Just for Do-Gooders

Mitchell Center alum Spencer Meyer returns to give Sustainability Talk Nov. 5 By the time Spencer Meyer joined the Mitchell Center’s Sustainability Science Initiative (SSI) in 2010 as a Ph.D. student, he had already been working at UMaine and with large forest landowners for a total of eight years in a variety of capacities. But […]

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Mitchell Center Stakeholder Workshop Focuses on Tidal Power

  Mitchell Center Stakeholder Workshop Focuses on Tidal Power As part of the Mitchell Center-funded Integrating and Sharing Data to Support Resilience in Maine Coastal Communities project, a stakeholder workshop was held on September 27th that included UMaine team members and external partners Sipayik Environmental Department (Passamaquoddy Tribe), the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, NOAA/National […]

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Of Ticks and Tourists

A novel study in Acadia National Park seeks to help visitors reduce the risk of tickborne disease When UMaine social scientist Sandra De Urioste-Stone and her students conducted climate change research in Mount Desert Island’s Acadia National Park (ANP) in 2015-16, many of the park visitors interviewed said one of their greatest concerns for future […]

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Small-scale fisheries threatened: Shared management, communication key to success

Intertidal ecosystems and the small-scale fisheries they support are an important part of coastal economies, environments, and cultures. Globally, fisheries such as the soft-shell clams (Mya arenaria), face multiple stresses related to climate change, invasive species and unsustainable land use. In a paper published in Ocean and Coastal Management, University of Maine researchers and colleagues […]

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Going with the Flow for the Future of Dams

A rafting trip down the Penobscot River gives researchers perspectives on place, history, and restoration On a cold, drizzly morning in June, researchers and partners associated with the Future of Dams (FoD) project lined up beside the Penobscot River, their red life jackets and blue helmets bright in the foggy morning. Many standing in the parking […]

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