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Darling Marine Center: Research reveals diverse community benefits of small-scale fisheries

Marine fisheries provide many benefits to coastal communities, including food, employment, and a sense of community and individual identity. University of Maine researchers Heather Leslie and Kara Pellowe are studying the diverse benefits provided by small-scale fisheries in partnership with harvesters and other local experts in multiple regions, including Maine and Mexico. Heather is director […]

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UMaine News: Experts contribute to Maine’s plan for climate action

The Maine Climate Council released its climate action plan, “Maine Won’t Wait,” on December 1. Experts from across the University of Maine System have served on Climate Council working groups and contributed to the plan, including Mitchell Center Faculty Fellows Aaron Weiskittel, Adam Daigneault, and Heather Leslie. Read the full UMaine News story here.

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Bridie McGreavy presents at Maine CCAP meeting

On November 10, the Maine Climate Change Adaptation Providers Network (CCAP) held its annual meeting. Bridie McGreavy, associate professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at UMaine and a Mitchell Center faculty fellow, presented in a session on voice, equity and communication action planning. Since 2010, CCAP has sought to provide a gathering space […]

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Aram Calhoun receives conservation leadership award from NRCM

As reported by UMaine News: Aram Calhoun, a University of Maine professor of wetlands ecology and Mitchell Center faculty fellow, received a 2020 Conservation Leadership Award from the Natural Resources Council of Maine for her significant, long-lasting contributions to protecting the nature of Maine. Calhoun’s research focuses on vernal pool ecology and conservation, and wetland […]

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Linda Silka named president-elect of SPSSI

Linda Silka, a social and community psychologist and Mitchell Center senior fellow, has been named president-elect of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). SPSSI is an organization of social scientists that has historically brought research to bear on a wide array of societal problems. The society was organized during the Depression […]

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MSRRF invites proposals for community-based shellfish projects

The Maine Shellfish Restoration and Resilience Fund (MSRRF) recently announced a request for proposals for projects to improve the management and conservation of clam flats and mussel beds in coastal communities. Applications may be submitted by fishermen, shellfish wardens, town officials, or other stakeholders in partnership with a town or nonprofit. Proposals are due by […]

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