highlights UMaine study about embodiment in environmental research featured a new paper from the University of Maine that illustrates how scientists can successfully use “embodiment,” or the nuanced practices and everyday interactions that shape collaboration, to improve their research. “Going forward, researchers can make commitments to embodied practices such as collaborative research design, paying attention to and attending to: partners’ needs, active listening, engaging in dialogue, respect for each other, and reflexivity, an iterative practice of checking in with others and reflection. Such practices will continue to strengthen relationships between researchers and community partners as we collaborate to produce knowledge together,” says Jennifer Smith-Mayo, a Ph.D. student in communication and co-author of the study.