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Faculty & Staff Profile
Decary Hall 213C
207-602-2834 (w)

Christine Baumann Feurt, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Sustainable Communities; Co-Director of the Saco River Estuary Project; and Assistant Lecturer


Design and facilitation of training, 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.

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests

Using participatory strategies and environmental communication theory and practice to facilitate ecosystem management, resolve environmental conflict and mediate the science to management process.

Current Research or Scholarship

Using collaborative learning and land use planning tools to facilitate conservation planning, watershed management and ecosystem management in coastal areas.

Selected Publications

Feurt,C. 2008."Collaborative Learning Guide for Ecosystem Management" available from: Feurt,C.2008.Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve Coastal Training Program Strategic Plan 2009 - 2012. Feurt,C. 2007."Protecting Our Children's Water" Using cultural models and Collaborative Learning to Frame and Implement Ecosystem Management. Ph.D. Dissertation, Antioch University New England (2007). Feurt,C and W.Feurt.2007. "Breakfast at the Cockpit Cafe and other Innovations in Protected Area Management." Proceedings of the George Wright Society Conference April 2007. Feurt, C. 2006. “Science translation for non-point source pollution control - A cultural models approach with municipal officials.” Report Submitted to the NOAA/UNH Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET). Feurt, C. 2006. “Cultural Models - a Tool for Enhancing Communication and Collaboration in Coastal Resources Management.” Report Submitted to the NOAA/UNH Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET).

Recently Funded Grants

Collaborative Learning and Land Use Tools to support Community Based Ecosystem Management 2007-2009

Collaborative Learning Strategies to Overcome Barriers to Science Translation in Coastal Watershed Management. 2005-2008

Understanding barriers to science translation for nonpoint source pollution control, a cultural models approach with municipal officials in southern Maine. 2003-2005

Student Opportunities: Yes