Conservation scientist to talk about perspectives, solutions at DMC

Conservation scientist Phillip Levin will give a free public talk titled “Integrating diverse perspectives to create conservation solutions that benefit nature and people” at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center.

The seminar, co-sponsored by the DMC and The Nature Conservancy in Maine, will focus on challenges of balancing diverse values and crafting durable solutions in natural resource management, including marine fisheries.

Levin is lead scientist at The Nature Conservancy in Washington state and a professor-of-practice in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington. He bridges gaps between conservation theory and practice. Levin develops interdisciplinary tools to inform conservation of marine, aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and the communities that depend on them.

Formerly, Levin was the director of conservation biology and a senior scientist at NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle.

Levin has published more than 150 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and technical reports. He edited the recently published book, “Conservation of the Anthropocene Ocean: Interdisciplinary approaches for nature and people.”

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.; refreshments will be served. For more information or a disability accommodation, contact Linda Healy at 563.8220,