Drowning with Others: The Impact of Sea Level Rise and Other Factors on Maine's Seabird Islands

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 6:00pm – 7:30pm Save to Calendar

Explore how sea level rise could affect nesting seabirds in Maine.


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  • Suggested Donation: $5.00


Mather Auditorium

This event is handicap accessible

The coast of Maine contains over 4000 islands. Of these, fewer than 500 are suitable to nesting seabirds. Predicted sea level rise places many of these important areas in jeopardy, even as the rapid warming of the Gulf of Maine has the potential to decimate already limited stocks of shellfish and fin fish.  For conservation efforts to succeed, we need to develop a broad coalition of supporters that pays no mind to borders, organizations or agencies, but rather is focused on protecting the wonder and beauty that is the integral heritage of us all.  

Support for the Ted Exford Climate Stewards lecture series is provided by Dave & Loretta (Exford) Hoglund.

John Anderson is the W.H. Drury Professor of Ecology/Natural History at College of the Atlantic, where he has taught for 31 years. His primary area of research is the ecology of seabirds in the Gulf of Maine, particularly an examination of long-term population trends in Herring and Greater Black Backed Gulls and Leach's Storm petrels. He is the author of Deep Things out of Darkness: A History of Natural History (Univ. of California Press). He is past President of the Society for Human Ecology and am the co-Archivist for the Waterbird Society.  John holds a BA in Zoology from UC Berkeley, an MA in Ecology and Systematic Biology from San Francisco State, and a PhD in Biology from the Univ. of Rhode Island. He is the Director of College of the Atlantic's Alice Eno Research Station on Great Duck Island and is on the Advisory Board of Hurricane Island.

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