Full-time Faculty

Pam Morgan

Professor, Department of Environmental Studies

(207) 602-2227

Decary Hall

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, Ecological Monitoring, 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... Read More


Salt Marsh Conservation

Salt Marsh Restoration

Salt Marsh Ecology

Wetland Conservation

Wetland Restoration

Wetland Ecology

Conservation and Preservation

Environmental Education

Meaghan Daly

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies

(207) 602-2802

217 Decary

Meaghan Daly is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies. Her research focuses on the human dimensions of climate change. Meaghan's teaching interests include climate change adaptation, science policy, science and technology studies, political ecology, and social science methods. She currently teaches Introduction to Environmental Issues, Environment & Society: A Global Perspective, and Climate Change Adaptation: Planning & Policy. 

Before joining the Department of Environmental Studies, Meaghan was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at the University... Read More


climate change adaptation


science-policy interface

climate vulnerability

policy & decision-making

science & technology studies

cultural and political ecology

Tanzania & East Africa

Owen Grumbling, PhD

Professor, Dept of Environmental Studies

(207) 602-2245

Decary Hall

Dr. Owen Grumbling is Professor of Environmental Literature & Conservation and formerly Chair of the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. He has taught university students since 1970.  He co-edited and co-authored a major critical anthology of nature writing, The Literature of Nature: The British and American Traditions (Plexus, 1989) that remains in print, and has published in a variety of journals and books on the topics of nature writing, land conservation, and... Read More


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


and environmental awareness.

Tom Klak

Professor, Dept of Environmental Studies

Gene Conservation Chair, Maine Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation

City of Saco Conservation Commission

(207) 391-9496

Decary Hall

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

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local ecological restoration and native landscaping

study abroad partnerships & pedagogy

the Eastern Caribbean (especially Dominica)

the theories



and ecological consequences of development

American Chestnut restoration

Noah Perlut, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Studies

Associate Professor

Department Chair

(207) 602-2778

Decary Hall

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grassland birds


breeding systems


conservation biology

animal behavior



life-history strategies

Richard Peterson

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Studies

(207) 602-2862

Decary Hall

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


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

Decary Hall

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



population dynamics of endangered species

climate change impacts on ecosystems and wildlife

undergraduate education in environmental awareness

Associate Research Faculty

Carole Leblanc

Associate Research Faculty, Department of Environmental Studies

Decary Hall

I retired from the federal government in 2014, after serving as the Director of Engineering and Research for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). From 2007-2012, I was the Special Expert on Emerging Contaminants for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), where I was awarded a Defense Special Act Award for co-authoring DoD’s toxic and hazardous chemicals reduction plan, mandated by Presidential Executive Order 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management.  In... Read More


climate risk

Green chemistry

hazardous materials

industrial ecology

public policy



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




Marine Botany

Women and the Environment

Kent Redman

Adjunct Research Professor


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

Mark Andrew Ward

Research Associate

(207) 350-6537

Decary Hall


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

Affiliated Faculty

Greg Zogg

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2884

119 Morgane


Wetland and forest ecology

Soil microbiology

Plant physiology

Mike Daley

Michael C. Daley

Ph.D. Economics

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2592

Decary Hall

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


environmental economics

ecological economics

Steven E. Travis


(207) 602-2715

Morgane Hall


Molecular ecology

Community Genetics

conservation genetics

Invasive Species Biology

Global Change Ecology

Plant Clonal Dynamics


Animal Social Systems

Non-invasive Population Estimation

Professor Stephan I. Zeeman

Professor, Department of Marine Sciences

(207) 602-2410

Marine Science Center




primary production

remote sensing

geographic information systems

Bering Sea ecosystems.

Professional Staff


Professor Emeritus of Biology and Environmental Science

(907) 299-7779

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


Global climate change

nuclear waste disposal

national park policy

environmental ethics

scientific uncertainty and public policy

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