Networking Initiative

The goal of this site is a hub for students, researchers, and professionals from UMaine, other institutions, and in communities who are – or would like to become – involved in interdisciplinary stakeholder-driven research. The site contains links to seminars sponsored by WPES collaborators, abstracts from posters by scientists who participated in the Mitchell Center sponsored networking session on April 22, 2022,  contact information for researchers interested in sparking collaboration ideas, and a list of funding and employment opportunities for interdisciplinary, solutions-driven research.

WPES Sponsored Seminars:

Apr. 4, 2023:  “Estuary Builder” GIS Tool – Interactive online workshop introducing tool for delineating, analyzing, & categorizing coastal Maine embayments and contributing watersheds  (Free workshop, register by March 17, 2023)

Nov. 4, 2022:  Dr. John Buffington, US Forest Service in Boise, Idaho – Stability of channel morphology and aquatic habitat in a changing climate within forested mountain basins (Abstract)

Oct. 26, 2022:  Dr. Frank Pazzaglia, Lehigh University – Uplift history of the eastern North American margin from an inversion of fluvial topography

Employment and Funding Opportunities for Stakeholder Driven/Interdisciplinary Science and Research

If you would like to post a research, funding, internship or job opportunity to the site, please contact us at or

“Earth Day” Networking Session 2022 – Authors, abstracts and posters