Additional information on Bridie’s research, student reseachers, teaching, and partnerships
Bridie McGreavy is Assistant Professor of Environmental Communication in the Department of Communication and Journalism at UMaine. She is also a Faculty Fellow with the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions. She is broadly interested in relationships between humans and ecosystems and how communication shapes sustainability and justice efforts in coastal shellfishing communities, river restoration and freshwater conservation initiatives, and diverse collaborations to address complex problems. Her research addresses how, through communication, individuals and communities become resilient and sustainable. She uses ethnographic, mixed, and critical methods to study communication within sustainability science teams and coastal and freshwater management contexts, including a long-term study of resilience in shellfishing communities in Maine.
Her research has been published in journals such as Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, Ecology and Society, and Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. She received National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowships for her dissertation and postdoctoral research which she conducted with Maine’s Sustainability Solutions Initiative and the New England Sustainability Consortium respectively.
She is currently a UMaine co-PI on a $6 million grant through NSF’s EPSCoR program to advance a four-year study examining the future of dams in New England. As an environmental communication practitioner, Bridie served as director of environmental education for fifteen years at two non-profit organizations in Maine and was a 2006 Switzer Environmental Leadership Fellow. She teaches courses in environmental communication, communication research, and sustainability science. Bridie received a Ph.D. in Communication with a concentration in Sustainability Science from the University of Maine in 2013. Prior to joining the faculty at UMaine, she was a postdoctoral research fellow with the New England Sustainability Consortium’s Safe Beaches and Shellfish Project, an NSF-funded project to conduct interdisciplinary research related to coastal water quality and public health systems associated with lakes, rivers, and wetlands. Bridie has an interdisciplinary background, with a B.A. in Political Science from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and an M.S. in Environmental Studies-Conservation Biology from Antioch University New England in Keene, NH in 2008. Her Master’s thesis focused on science communication for vernal pool conservation.
McGreavy, B., Wells, J., McHendry, G., & Senda-Cook, S. (Eds.) (2018). Tracing rhetoric and material life: Ecological approaches. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
McGreavy, B., Kelley, S., Ludden, J., Card, D., Cogbill-Seiders, E., Derk, I., Gordon, C., Haynal, K., Krzus-Shaw, K., Parks, M.M., Petts, A., Ross, D.G., Walker, K. (2020). “No(t) Camping”: Engaging Intersections of Housing, Transportation, and Environmental Justice through Critical Praxis. Review of Communication. 20(2), 119-127,: 10.1080/15358593.2020.1737191
Weir, M., Ashcraft, C., Leuchanka, N., McGreavy, B., Vogler, E., Guilfoos, T. (2020). Distributive and Integrative Language Effects on Bargaining. PLOS One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0229501
McGreavy, B. (2020). “It’s just a cycle”: Resilience, poetics, and intimate disruptions. Invited article accepted to a special issue of POROI. 15(1), 1-23. doi: 10.13008/2151-2957.1302
Jakositz, S., Pillsbury, L., Greenwood, S., Fahnestock, M., McGreavy, B., Bryce, J., Mo, W. (2020). Protection through participation: Crowdsourced tap water quality monitoring for enhanced public health. 169, Water Research.
Quiring, T., McGreavy, B., Hathaway, C. (2020). Affective encounters with tidal livelihoods: Digital field rhetorics for justice and care. Environmental Communication. 14(3), 416-429, https://doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2019.1686408
Roy, S.G., de Sousa, S.P., McGreavy, B., Druschke, C.G., Hart, D., Gardner, K. (2019). Discovering the necessary skills, knowledge, and experiences for training the next generation of interdisciplinary, solutions-driven researchers. Sustainability Science. Published online: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-019-00707-7
Roy, S.G., Uchida, E., de Sousa, S. P., Blachly, B., Fox, E., Gardner, K., Gold, A., Jansujwicz, J., Klein, S., McGreavy, B., Mo, W., Smith, S.M.C., Vogler, E., Wilson, K., Zydlewski, J. & Hart, D. (2018). Damming decisions: A multi-scale approach to balance trade-offs among dam infrastructure, river restoration, and cost. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 115(47), 12069-12074.
McGreavy, B., Randall, S., Quiring, T., Hathaway, C., & Hillyer, G. (2018). Enhancing adaptive capacities in coastal communities through engaged communication research: Insights from a statewide study of shellfish co-management. Ocean and Coastal Management. 163(1), 240-253, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.06.016
Suldovsky, B., McGreavy, B., & Lindenfeld, L. (2018). Evaluating epistemic commitments and science communication practice in transdisciplinary research. Science Communication. 40(4), 499-523, https://doi.org/10.1177/1075547018786566
Bednarek, A., Wyborn, C., Cvitanovic, C., Meyer, R., Colvin, R., Addison, P., Close, S., Curran, K; Farooque, M., Goldman, E, Hart, D., Mannix, H., McGreavy, B., Parris, A.; Posner, S., Robinson, C.; Ryan, M., & Leith, P. (2018). Boundary-spanning at the science-policy interface: The practitioners’ perspectives. Sustainability Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-018-0550-9
Lundberg, E., Druschke, C.G., McGreavy, B., Randall, S., Quiring, T., Fisher, A., Soluri, F., Dallas, H., Hart, D. & Gardner, K., (2017). Media coverage, public opinion, and communication about hydropower, dams, and climate change. In M. Nisbet (Ed.). Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication, New York, NY: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.442
McGreavy, B., & Hart, D. (2017). Sustainability science and climate change communication. In M. Nisbet (Editor in Chief). OxfordEncyclopedia of Climate Change Communication, New York, NY: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.563
Suldovsky, B., McGreavy, B., & Lindenfeld, L. (2017). Science communication and stakeholder expertise: Insights from sustainability science. Environmental Communication, Published online May 2017: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2017.1308408
Stormer, N., & McGreavy, B. (2017). Thinking ecologically about rhetoric’s ontology: capacity, vulnerability, and resilience. Philosophy & Rhetoric. 50(1). https://muse.jhu.edu/article/648459
Ackerman, J., Druschke, C.G., McGreavy, B. & Sprain, L. (2016). The skunkwork of ecological engagement. Reflections on Sustainable Communities and Environmental Communication. 16(1), 75-95.
McGreavy, B., Calhoun, A., Jansujwicz, J., & Levesque, V. (2016). Citizen science and natural resource governance: program design for vernal pool policy innovation, Ecology and Society. 21(2):48. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-08437-210248
McGreavy, B., Druschke, C.G., Sprain, L., Thompson, J., & Lindenfeld, L. (2016). Environmental communication pedagogy for sustainability: developing core capacities to engage complex problems. Applied Environmental Education and Communication. Published online. doi: 10.1080/1533015X.2016.1181018
Newman, G., Chandler, M., Clyde, M., McGreavy, B., Haklay, M., Ballard, H., Gray, S., Scarpino, R., Hauptfeld, R., Mellor, D., & Gallo, J. (2016). Leveraging the power of place in citizen science for effective conservation decision making. Biological Conservation. Published online. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2016.07.019
Druschke, C.G., & McGreavy, B. (2016). Why rhetoric matters for ecology. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 14(1), 46–52, doi:10.1002/16-0113.1
McGreavy, B. (2016). Resilience as discourse. Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture. 10(1), 104-121. doi: 10.1080/17524032.2015.1014390
Myer, S.R., Levesque, V., Bieluch, K., Johnson, M.L., McGreavy, B., Dreyer, S., & Smith, H. (2016). Graduate students as boundary spanners: training scientists to meet the challenges of sustainability. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. 6(2), 344-353. doi: 10.1007/s13412-015-0313-1
McGreavy, B., Lindenfeld, L., Bieluch, K., Silka, L., Leahy, J., & Zoellick, B. Communication and sustainability science teams as complex systems. Ecology and Society, 20(1): 2. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-06644-200102.
McGreavy, B., and Lindenfeld, L. (2014) Entertaining our way to engagement? Climate change films and sustainable development values. International Journal of Sustainable Development, 17(2), 123-136. doi 10.1504/IJSD.2014.061766.
McGreavy, B., Silka, L., Lindenfeld, L. (2014) Interdisciplinarity and actionable science: exploring the generative potential in difference. Journal of Community Practice, 22(1-2), 189-209, doi: 10.1080/10705422.2014.901264.
- Thinking with Rivers, keynote at the Maine Sustainability and Water Conference, 3/38/2019
- Maine Shellfish Restoration and Resilience Fund announcement at Shellfish Focus Day, 2/28/2019
- How do we innovate in shellfish co-management and industry? Recommendations from a study of Maine’s municipal shellfish co-management, presentation at Shellfish Focus Day, 3/4/2017.
- Creating a decision support system for safe beaches and shellfish, invited talk in the Mitchell Center seminar series, 10/17/2016
- When stories leave the NEST: Online archives for stakeholder engagement in sustainability science, invited talk in the Mitchell Center seminar series, 4/11/2016
- When water quality is the easy problem: An untold story of sustainability and human well-being, invited talk in the Mitchell Center seminar series, 11/23/2015
- Improving Maine’s clam harvest, Maine Calling, 9/12/2019
- Resilience in Maine’s clam fishery, Maine Public Radio, 8/8/2019
- Shellfish grant award to Thomaston & Waldoboro, 3/13/2019
- Maine Sustainability and Water Conference keynote announcement, 1/24/2019
- Public participation and aquaculture, Bangor Daily News article, 1/22/2019
- NCA Environmental Communication Division Book Award, 12/14/2018
- Science communication workshop, 11/13/2018
- PNAS Future of Dams publication, 11/8/2018
- Research feature on news media, dams, and decision making, 10/1/2018
- Small scale fisheries threatened, ScienceDaily news article, 8/6/2018
- Bivalves in Maine, radio interview on Maine Public Radio’s Maine Calling, 2/9/2018
- Tapping communities for water research, NSF article on EAGER award, 3/22/2018
- Sustainability interview with the Portland Press Herald, 1/21/2018
- Drifting with the Tides_Hillyer spotlight, 11/7/2017
- McGreavy and Roy attend Resilience Conference,10/11/2017
- Mainebiz Clam Cam Feature, 5/31/2017