Projects

Reporting on our work, for the record

Evidence of Microplastic Ingestion by American Lobster

Lobsters are exposed to microplastics in their environment, even more so when confined to derelict "ghost traps." Do these plastics enter lobster tissues?

Using Acoustic Telemetry to Track Green Crab Movements

Katrina Zarrella-Smith
BackgroundNumerous studies have examined green crab impacts on estuarine and salt marsh systems, but knowledge of their movements is limited. Characterizing movements of individual green crabs within systems vulnerable to invasion, such as estuaries, is needed as a tool for decision-makers considering intervention efforts against this invasive species. Objective Use acoustic telemetry in a model estuarine system (Webhannet River estuary) to …

Connecting the Dots: Environmental Drivers of Egg Production and Stability in Ovigerous American Lobsters in the Gulf of Maine

Evaluating the health and quality of ovigerous American lobsters with respect to egg production.

Social Resilience Project

Better connected communities are better able to respond to impacts from natural disasters and serve vulnerable community members. This connection between people and groups is social resilience. 

Art Spaces of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm

Discovering and sharing the intersections between art, culture, and science.

Coastal Habitat Response to Changing Water Levels

Developing a Sentinel Site Application Module to examine the interplay of water level, elevation, and plant communities at scales relevant to local, regional, and national decisionmakers.

Laudholm: The History of a Celebrated Maine Saltwater Farm

The evolution of a prominent coastal property in Wells, from colonial settlement through the late 20th century.

Improving Business Practices to Reduce Mortality in the Lobster Supply Chain

Using miniature fitness trackers and environment monitoring devices to locate stress points and improve survival in the Maine lobster supply chain.

StoryWalk®: Reading Along the Trails

Seasonal stories posted along our trails help to keep kids excited for walks in the woods.