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Talk – Out of Our Depth: Interdisciplinary science for marine mammal conservation

September 26, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

| Free

Seal in waterThe talk will be held virtually via Zoom and in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine.

Speaker: Kristina Cammen, Assistant Professor, School of Marine Sciences, UMaine

Riding on the wake of the environmental movement, our generation has the fortune of celebrating the return of many iconic species. Yet, as we celebrate our conservation successes, we must increasingly contend with unanticipated consequences, including increased human-wildlife conflict. In this talk, Cammen will introduce the complicated conservation case study of seals in the Gulf of Maine, describe how she has approached this issue using her training as a geneticist and ecologist, and share how this work has been strengthened through interdisciplinary collaborations with diverse research and stakeholder groups.

Kristina Cammen is an Assistant Professor in the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine, where she teaches and conducts research in marine mammal science. Her research program focuses on improving our understanding of marine mammal ecology and ocean health, and advancing the use of genomic techniques in conservation biology. She currently has active research projects investigating gray and harbor seals in the Gulf of Maine, particularly in relation to historical bottlenecks, recent recovery, and emerging diseases.



September 26, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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107 Norman Smith Hall
Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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