People

Full-time Faculty

Pam Morgan

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, 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

Expertise

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

mdaly8@une.edu

217 Decary

Meaghan Daly is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies. She has a B.A. in Environmental Science from Colorado College, an M.A. in Climate and Society from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder. Before joining the Department of Environmental Studies, Meaghan was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at the University of Leeds in England. She was previously a Research Fellow at the Center for International Climate and... Read More

Expertise

climate change adaptation

co-production

science-policy interface

climate vulnerability

policy & decision-making

science & technology studies

cultural and political ecology

Tanzania & East Africa

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.

Owen Grumbling, PhD

Professor, Dept of Environmental Studies

(207) 602-2245

vgrumbling@une.edu

Decary Hall
213D

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

Expertise

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

humanities

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

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

Department Chair

(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, 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

Carole A. LeBlanc, Ph.D.

Associate Research Faculty, Department of Environmental Studies

cleblanc5@une.edu

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

Expertise

climate risk

Green chemistry

hazardous materials

industrial ecology

public policy

sustainability

transportation

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

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) 350-6537

mward6@une.edu

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

Affiliated Faculty

Greg Zogg

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2884

gzogg@une.edu

119 Morgane

Expertise

Wetland and forest ecology

Soil microbiology

Plant physiology

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

Steven E. Travis

Professor

(207) 602-2715

stravis@une.edu

Morgane Hall
120

Expertise

Molecular ecology

Community Genetics

conservation genetics

Invasive Species Biology

Global Change Ecology

Plant Clonal Dynamics

Hybridization

Animal Social Systems

Non-invasive Population Estimation

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.

Professional 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

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