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
Salt Marsh Conservation
Salt Marsh Restoration
Salt Marsh Ecology
Conservation and Preservation
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
cultural and political ecology
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
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.
Nature literature; Edward Abbey; William Wordsworth; land/habitat conservation policy; pedagogy relating science
and environmental awareness.
also: Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, Miami University, Oxford OH USA
local ecological restoration and native landscaping
study abroad partnerships & pedagogy
the Eastern Caribbean (especially Dominica)
and ecological consequences of development
American Chestnut restoration
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
indigenous ecological knowledge systems
African environmental ethics
qualitative research methods
Central and East Africa
I have been working in conservation research for many years and have conducted conservation research in a variety of ecosystems from east Africa and Central America to the Caribbean and Pacific Islands. The subject of my doctoral research was the drivers of population decline in an endemic songbird in Puerto Rico, especially the interactions between avian brood parasitism and nest predation by alien species. In the early 1990s, I served as monitoring ecologist for Frankfurt Zoological Society, flying extensive aerial... Read More
population dynamics of endangered species
climate change impacts on ecosystems and wildlife
undergraduate education in environmental awareness
Associate Research Faculty
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
GIS; land use / land cover change; planning and land use policy; demographic change; environmental history
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
Women and the Environment
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
international environmental policy
global change biology
Adjunct Research Professor
Conservation biology; conservation practice; protected areas; neotropical mammals; subsistence hunting; evaluation of conservation effectiveness; synthetic biology and conservation
Landscape scale conservation planning
Identification of rare plant and animal species of New England
Natural community classification
Vernal pool biology
Invertebrate taxonomy (odonates
and fairy shrimp)
Natural history education
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
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
Global climate change
nuclear waste disposal
national park policy
scientific uncertainty and public policy