Future of Dams Postdoctoral researcher Sam Roy is looking up as he looks ahead.
Trained in fluid dynamics, Roy’s role in the Future of Dams project will involve, for example, figuring out what a dammed river might look like under different scenarios such as dam removal or modification to allow fish passage.
Check out this Maine Sea Grant blog post about Future of Dams researcher Joe Zydlewski looking for shad after measures taken as part of the Penobscot River Restoration Project which could restore their numbers.
The NEST Storytelling Website—created as a master’s research project by Tyler Quiring of the UMaine Department of Communication and Journalism and the Mitchell Center—will have additional transmedia elements that tell the multilayered stories of coastal Maine clam diggers—stories that do not often leave the mudflats where they are commonly told.
"The research opportunity has been invaluable for [undergraduate student Andy] Marion, an environmental studies major...
'I’ve been working with Dr. Burchsted since my first semester at Keene in fall 2014 and have been focusing mainly on this project, and I’ve learned so much from working with her, including developing my skills in field study, data management, communicating professionally about my work, and public speaking,' Marion said.
The NEST Safe Beaches and Shellfish Project paved the way to Emma Fox's future academic endeavors and, she says, really opened her eyes with respect to the opportunities and unique challenges with collaborative, cross-institutional research partnerships.