Loftin, Cynthia S.

Associate Professor

Dr. Loftin joined the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology in June 1999 as a member of the Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.  Dr. Loftin’s research interests in systems, landscape, and wetlands ecology drive her research program involving natural resources management and restoration issues. Her research program takes a landscape ecology perspective on conservation and restoration of perturbed ecosystems to address Unit cooperator information needs. Dr. Loftin’s program is highly collaborative, involving partnerships with scientists across diverse disciplines, universities, and agencies. Her program bridges terrestrial and aquatic environments, integrating two concentrations: 1) Effects of human-induced stressors on aquatic systems, and 2) Spatial effects of human-caused stressors on natural landscapes