Friday Science Seminars

Our summer seminar series begins June 29, 2018. The speakers are researchers and environmental professionals from Maine to New Zealand, and the topics will range from natural history to marine conservation and citizen science. The talks will be held every Friday through August 17. There is no seminar July 6.

The free seminars will be held at 10:30 a.m. in Brooke Hall on the Darling Marine Center’s lower waterfront campus.

The seminars are free but preregistration is requested at

Directions to the DMC are here.

DMC campus map is here.

June 29: Nature and natural history through an ecologist’s lens.
• Dan Perlman, Brandeis University.

July 13: A tale of estuarine ecology, evolution, and zombie crabs.
• Carolyn Tepolt, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

The originally scheduled 7/13 seminar titled “Stories shells tell: The mineralogy of shells” by Abby Smith, University of Otago, New Zealand, has been canceled.

July 20: High water, extreme floods and coastal estuaries.
• Jon Woodruff, UMass, Amherst.

July 27: Growing eels in Maine.
• Sara Radamaker, American Unagi.

August 3: Citizen science in midcoast Maine.
• Kathleen Thornton, UMaine and
• Sarah Gladu, Damariscotta River Association.

August 10: Doom and gloom or ocean optimism? Marine conservation for a rapidly changing planet.
• Amanda Leland, Environmental Defense Fund

August 17: The human-ocean ecosystem connection.
• Heather Leslie, UMaine