Fall 2016 Sustainability Talks

Where available, links to video recordings are available below each talk listing.

December 5
Damned If You Do, Dammed If You Don’t: The Evolution of Pro-Active Dam Removal over the Last Quarter Century
Speaker: Laura Wildman, Director, New England Regional Office, Princeton Hydro
Link to video

November 21
Sustainability Lightning Talks
Lightning talks will focus on sustainability research by students in Maine. Click on the link for a list of students and talk titles.
Link to video

November 14
Scaling Conservation: Translating Local Success into Global Impact
Speaker: Kate Dempsey, State Director of The Nature Conservancy in Maine
Link to video

November 7
Resilient Communities and Fisheries Arise from Resilient Ecosystems
Speaker: Richard Merrick, Director, Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor, NOAA Fisheries
Link to video

October 31
Bridging Political and Social Divides: Stories from a Civic Engagement Project
Bruce Mallory and Michele Holt-Shannon, New Hampshire Listens, Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire
Link to video

October 24
Maine’s Energy Planning Roadmap – An Opportunity for Collaboration
Jeff Marks, Executive Director, E2Tech
Video not available.

October 17
Creating a Decision Support Toolbox for Safe Beaches & Shellfish Harvests
Speakers: Kate Beard, Damian Brady, Brian McGill, Bridie McGreavy, Sam Roy, Sean Smith; Decision Support Systems Team, NEST Safe Beaches & Shellfish
Link to video

October 3
Conserving Small Natural Features with Large Ecological Importance
Speakers: Aram Calhoun and Malcolm ‘Mac’ Hunter, Professors, Wildlife, Fisheries & Conservation Biology, UMaine
Link to video

September 26
Indicators of Community Well-Being for Maine’s Coast and Islands: Initial Results and Opportunities for Collaborative Research
Speaker: Heather Deese, Vice President, Research & Strategy, Island Institute
Link to video

September 19
Banning the Bag: Local Government Opportunities in Sustainable Materials
Speaker: Travis Wagner, Professor, Dept. of Environmental Science and Policy, University of Southern Maine
Link to video

September 12
Does the value of nature depend on whom you ask? Should it?
Speaker: Aaron Strong, Assistant Professor, School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine
Link to video

September 2
Disturbance and Restoration in Streams
Speaker: Sam Lake, Emeritus Professor, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Co-sponsored by the School of Biology & Ecology
Audio only