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107 Norman Smith Hall

Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
207-581-3195 http://umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/

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November 2017

Talk – Using Cooperation Science to Strengthen Local Food Systems

November 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Speakers: Afton Hupper, Taylor Lange, Tim Waring, Local Food Lab, UMaine Sustainable solutions are not always win-win. The hardest sustainability challenges are social dilemmas in which the best outcome for individuals (e.g. more comfortable lifestyle) conflicts with the best outcome for the group (e.g. avoiding overuse of environmental resources and natural disasters). But social dilemmas can be solved when individuals cooperate. We study the role of cooperation in Maine’s growing local food system. We use cooperation science, experiments, simulations, and…

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Talk – Dirty Weeds Done Dirt Cheap

November 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Dirty Weeds Done Dirt Cheap: Coupling weed ecology and economics to aid farmer decision-making Speaker: Sonja Birthisel, PhD Student, Ecology & Environmental Sciences, UMaine Weeds are a major economic concern for farmers worldwide. The State of Maine is home to a growing population of beginning organic farmers, for whom weeds are especially challenging. Organic farmers and others wishing to reduce pesticide use can leverage ecological principles to develop effective strategies that minimize environmental costs. However, learning to do this is…

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January 2018

Talk – Sustainability on the Front Lines of Climate Change

January 29, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Brandon Lieverthal and Allison Gardner

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February 2018

Talk – The Puzzle of Making the Local Food Movement Sustainable

February 5, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Puzzle of Making the Local Food Movement Sustainable: The Challenge of the Supply Chain UMaine Farm to Institution Team Speakers: Mark Haggerty, Linda Silka, Stephanie Welcomer, Melissa Ladenheim and Michaela Murray Some of the most important questions facing the local food movement in Maine relate to sustainability: environmental, economic, and social. One solution has been to promote a farm-to-institution (F2I) movement whereby farmers sell their produce to local institutions such as universities and hospitals, and reduce environmental costs and…

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March 2018

Talk – Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management: Catching the greased pig in Eastern Maine

March 19, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Speaker: Paul Anderson, Executive Director, Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries Paul Anderson has 30 years of experience working with Maine’s marine resources, primarily in public service roles, at the intersection of science, policy, and community. Before joining Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, Anderson spent 16 years as the Director of the Maine Sea Grant College Program where he oversaw commercial fisheries, aquaculture, coastal community development, ecosystem health, and coastal resiliency. He also served as the Research Network Director of the…

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