Full-time Faculty

Pam Morgan

Associate 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, 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

Wetland Conservation

Wetland Restoration

Wetland Ecology

Conservation and Preservation

Environmental Education

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

Decary Hall

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.

Professor of Environmental Literature, Dept of Environmental Studies

(207) 602-2245

Decary Hall


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


and environmental awareness.

Tom Klak

Professor, Dept of Environmental Studies

Board of Directors, Maine Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation

(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

(207) 602-2778

Decary Hall

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grassland birds


breeding systems


conservation biology

animal behavior



life-history strategies

Richard Peterson

Associate Professor and Chair, 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

Mark D. O. Adams

Associate Research Faculty

(207) 602-2626

Decary Hall
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


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




Marine Botany

Women and the Environment

Mila Plavsic

Research Associate

Visiting Lecturer

(207) 602-2626

Decary Hall

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


conservation biology

population ecology

international environmental policy

fire ecology

global change biology

science/policy interface


southern Africa

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) 563-2956

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

Kristin Wilson

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

(207) 646-1555 x136


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

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