People

Full-time Faculty

Pam Morgan

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Studies

(207) 602-2227

pmorgan@une.edu

Decary Hall
223

I have taught a variety of courses at UNE, including Conservation and Preservation, Conservation Field Skills, Wetland Conservation and Ecology, Wetland Restoration: Science and Policy, Plant Systematics and Conservation, Women and the Environment, Introduction to Environmental Issues and others. My approach to teaching is to help students learn by doing.  We do many projects in local habitats and local communities, as well as projects right here on campus. 

Being right on the coast of Maine offers amazing opportunities to involve... Read More

Expertise

Salt Marsh Conservation

Salt Marsh Restoration

Salt Marsh Ecology

Wetland Conservation

Wetland Restoration

Wetland Ecology

Conservation and Preservation

Environmental Education

Catherine Bishop

Visiting Assistant Lecturer

After serving in the Peace Corps from 1998 to 2000 in the Republic of Benin, I began working for an international non-profit organization in Washington, D.C.  I conducted surveys in many countries in West Africa to study the social and economic impacts and sustainability of agriculture and small business development projects.  From 2005 through 2008 I was the Chief of Party of an agribusiness project in northern Cameroon.  After working in Africa for a decade, I returned to school to... Read More

Expertise

human-environment interactions

African studies

impact evaluation

material culture

cultural and political ecology

international development

technology diffusion

Christine Baumann Feurt

Director, Department of Environmental Studies Center for Sustainable Communities

Director, Coastal Training Program, Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve

Associate Lecturer Department of Environmental Studies

(207) 602-2834

cfeurt@une.edu

Decary Hall
213C

Christine Baumann Feurt, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Christine Feurt works on the coast of Maine where she is the Director of the Coastal Training Program for the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve and Director of the Center for Sustainable Communities in the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of New England. Her work focuses on applying Collaborative Learning and other environmental communication methods to implement community based ecosystem management and a sustainability science approach to research.  She works with coastal... Read More

Expertise

outreach and communication strategies to facilitate ecosystem management

watershed management and coastal management. Science translation and science to management application in coastal and marine systems.

Professor of Environmental Literature, Dept of Environmental Studies

(207) 602-2245

vgrumbling@une.edu

Decary Hall
213D

Expertise

Nature literature; Edward Abbey; William Wordsworth; land/habitat conservation policy; pedagogy relating science

humanities

and environmental awareness.

Heather Heenehan

Visiting Assistant Lecturer

(207) 602-2659

hheenehan@une.edu

Decary Hall
223

Dr. Heather Heenehan is a Visiting Assistant Lecturer in Environmental Studies. Dr. Heenehan is currently teaching four sections of ENV104: Introduction to Environmental Issues in the Fall 2017 semester.

She received her Ph.D. in Marine Science and Conservation and Master of Environmental Management from Duke University, spending most of her time at the Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, NC. She spent more than a year after finishing her Ph.D. working as... Read More

Expertise

Soundscape Ecology

marine mammal behavior and biology

conservation biology

bioacoustics

marine science

Tom Klak

Professor, Dept of Environmental Studies

Board of Directors, Maine Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation

(207) 391-9496

tklak@une.edu

Decary Hall
213A2

also: Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, Miami University, Oxford OH USA

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Expertise

sustainability

local ecological restoration and native landscaping

study abroad partnerships & pedagogy

the Eastern Caribbean (especially Dominica)

the theories

discourses

practices

and ecological consequences of development

American Chestnut restoration

Noah Perlut, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Studies

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2778

nperlut@une.edu

Decary Hall
221

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Expertise

Ornithology

grassland birds

ecology

breeding systems

survival

conservation biology

animal behavior

dispersal

migration

life-history strategies

Richard Peterson

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Studies

(207) 602-2862

rpeterson@une.edu

Decary Hall
215

As a teacher, I seek to create opportunities for students to actively engage in their own learning, through active discussion and debate in the classroom and by getting their hands dirty in the field, whether though volunteering on an organic farm, touring the local incinerator and seeing where their garbage goes, helping out at local food shelters, taking part in a work weekend at an Eco-village, or working with community organizations in Kenya to combat soil erosion. I have spent... Read More

Expertise

Ecological anthropology

indigenous ecological knowledge systems

African environmental ethics

community-based conservation

qualitative research methods

Central and East Africa

Bethany Woodworth

Associate Lecturer

Coordinater, Interdisciplinary Minor in Climate Change Studies

(207) 602-2647

bwoodworth@une.edu

Decary Hall
213A1

I have conducted conservation research for many years in a variety of ecosystems from east Africa and Central America to the Caribbean and Pacific Islands, working with a variety of non-profit and government agencies to develop management strategies for birds and wildlife. From 1993-96 I served as monitoring ecologist for Frankfurt Zoological Society, flying extensive aerial surveys for wildlife in the remotest areas of Tanzania. From 1997-2006 I worked at the Pacific Islands Ecosystem Research Center of the U.S. Geological... Read More

Expertise

Ornithology

population dynamics of endangered species

climate change impacts on ecosystems and wildlife

undergraduate education in environmental awareness

Associate Research Faculty

Mark D. O. Adams

Associate Research Faculty

(207) 602-2626

madams3@une.edu

Decary Hall
224
On Leave: November 14, 2016 to November 13, 2017

My past courses at UNE have included: Geospatial Information & Technology I & II;  Human Traditions; and Introduction to Environmental Issues.  I have advised GIS internships for undergraduates from Environmental Studies and related majors.

During the 2016-2017 academic year, I am serving as an ORISE (Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Engineering) research fellow with the U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, located in Portland, OR.

For my fellowship I am leading a multi-state... Read More

Expertise

GIS; land use / land cover change; planning and land use policy; demographic change; environmental history

Helida Oyieke head shot

Research Associate

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, 2010-2011

I am a Fulbright scholar and UNE Research Associate with a keen interest in environmental research particularly those leaning towards biodiversity and its conservation in Kenya and Africa at large. Throughout my research career I have alternated between academics, research positions and the administration as well as implementation of institutional research programs in the East African region. My interest and extensive experience in environmental research, policy and advocacy has seen me serve on various local and international boards, committees and... Read More

Expertise

Biodiversity

Conservation

Marine Botany

Women and the Environment

Mila Plavsic

Research Associate

Visiting Lecturer

(207) 602-2626

mplavsic@une.edu

Decary Hall
213b

My primary research interests are anthropogenic ecosystem disturbance and international conservation policy.  In addition to policy work in Washington, DC and the Northeast, my fieldwork has taken me to Kenya, Madagascar, Botswana, and the Dominican Republic. I investigate the impacts of invasive species, fire, timber harvest, and climate change on community diversity over time (with small mammals and birds as study systems) and the policy implications of those impacts.  I am interested in how science is applied and conservation achieved... Read More

Expertise

conservation biology

population ecology

international environmental policy

fire ecology

global change biology

science/policy interface

mammalogy

southern Africa

Kent Redman

Adjunct Research Professor

Expertise

Conservation biology; conservation practice; protected areas; neotropical mammals; subsistence hunting; evaluation of conservation effectiveness; synthetic biology and conservation

Mark Andrew Ward

Research Associate

(207) 563-2956

maward@midcoast.com

Decary Hall
224

Expertise

Landscape scale conservation planning

Identification of rare plant and animal species of New England

Natural community classification

Vernal pool biology

Invertebrate taxonomy (odonates

tiger beetles

and fairy shrimp)

Natural history education

Kristin Wilson

Research Associate, UNE Department of Environmental Studies; Research Director, Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve

(207) 646-1555 x136

kwilson@wellsnerr.org

Off-Campus

Affiliated Faculty

Mike Daley

Michael C. Daley

Ph.D. Economics

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2592

mdaley@une.edu

Decary Hall
302A

Dr.  Daley  graduated in 1984 from the University of Maine, Orono with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Dr. Daley earned a M.A. in Economics in 1988 and a Ph.D. in Economics in 2000 from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, Durham, New Hampshire. 

Dr. Daley started working at the University of New England in fall 2004. He teaches principles courses in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Business and Economics, as well as upper level... Read More

Expertise

environmental economics

ecological economics

Professor Stephan I. Zeeman

Professor, Department of Marine Sciences

(207) 602-2410

szeeman@une.edu

Marine Science Center
205

Expertise

oceanography

phytoplankton

primary production

remote sensing

geographic information systems

Bering Sea ecosystems.

Greg Zogg

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2884

gzogg@une.edu

Expertise

Terrestrial and wetland plant ecology; soil microbiology and plant physiology; carbon and nitrogen biogeochemistry.

Staff

Emeriti

Professor Emeritus of Biology and Environmental Science

(907) 299-7779

jlemons@une.edu

Decary Hall

Dr. Lemons received his Ph.D in zoology and physiology from the University of Wyoming in 1975. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles; edited eight books; served as Editor-in-Chief of "The Environmental Professional," the official journal of the National Association of Environmental Professionals; served as environmental science book series editor for Blackwell Science, Inc., and has directed numerous grants and international projects. In addition to being the recipient of various research awards and fellowships, John received the Career Distinguished Research... Read More

Expertise

Global climate change

nuclear waste disposal

national park policy

environmental ethics

scientific uncertainty and public policy