Science Seminar Series

Summer 2022

This summer we are hosting small science seminars on site at the Darling Marine Center, talks will also be available virtually 

Seminars will be held from 10:30 – 11:15 on select Fridays.

The events are free but tickets are required for entry to the in-person event, and registration is required to join the live webinar. 

 

July 15, 2022

Challenges and opportunities of engaged research: an update from the Darling Marine Center  

with Dr. Heather Leslie, Director of the UMaine Darling Marine Center and Professor UMaine School of Marine Sciences.

Dr. Leslie will provide an update on the programs and people active at the Darling Marine Center. The mission of University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC) is to connect people to the ocean by generating and sharing knowledge of coastal and marine ecosystems and the human communities that are part of them. As the university’s marine laboratory, the DMC brings unique strengths and opportunities to UMaine by virtue of its waterfront facilities, resident expertise, and partnerships with marine businesses and local communities. Leslie will highlight how research, education and engagement programs at the DMC connect with scientific and societal priorities in Maine and beyond, and reflect on the role of place-based scientists in particular to help solve the challenges facing coastal communities.

Request tickets now for the in person event HERE

Or

Register to join the live event virtually HERE

 

 


 

July 29, 2022

The development and future of scallop aquaculture in the Gulf of Maine

With Dr. Damian Brady Professor of Oceanography and Associate Director for Research and Graduate Studies UMaine School of Marine Sciences

Recent changes to the supply and demand of sea scallops in the US has created an opportunity for Maine aquaculture farmers. Dr. Brady will discuss the challenges that Maine farmers face as they attempt to take advantage of new market dynamics, particularly as they relate to the biology and economics of sea scallop aquaculture. There are reasons to believe that scallop aquaculture can diversify and add resilience to Maine’s working waterfronts.

Request tickets now for the in person event HERE

Or

Register to join the live event virtually HERE

 

 


 

August 12, 2022

Management of University of Maine Forests and Implementing DMC’s Forest Management Plan

With Keith Kanoti, University of Maine University Forest Manager

The University Forest Office manages 14,500 acres of forestland owned by the University of Maine and the University of Maine Foundation across the state of Maine. This presentation will provide an overview of the University Forests, our office’s mission and forest management philosophy and timber harvest planning processes. We will review the DMC forest management plan prepared in 2017 by School of Forest Resources graduate student Todd Douglass and discuss harvesting technology and areas being considered for possible timber harvests on the property.

Request tickets now for the in person event HERE

Or

Register to join the live event virtually HERE

 


Not able to join us this summer for one of our science talks? Check out past talks here.