Category Archives: Summer Research Fellowships

Ecological Recovery of the Kennebec and Androscoggin Rivers, Estuary, and Nearshore Marine Environment

Catherine Johnston ’12 (Art History and Biology).  Bowdoin College. “Ecological Recovery of the Kennebec and Androscoggin Rivers, Estuaries, and Nearshore Marine Environment.” John Lichter, advisor. Project Summary: Ecological Recovery of the Kennebec and Androscoggin Rivers, Estuary, and Nearshore Marine Environment Catherine … Continue reading

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Modeling Population Dynamics and Trophic Interactions of River Herring in Merrymeeting Bay

Jane Carpenter ’13 (Biology and Environmental Studies). “Modeling Population Dynamics and Trophic Interactions of River Herring in Merrymeeting Bay.” Bowdoin College. John Lichter, advisor. Project Summary: River herring, a collective term for the Clupeid fish species alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) and … Continue reading

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A Statewide Survey of Genetic Diversity in Alosa aestivalis

Christopher Kan ’13 (Biology and Anthropology). Bowdoin College. “A Statewide Survey of Genetic Diversity in Alosa aestivalis.” John Lichter and Vladimir Douhovnikoff, advisors. Project Summary: Blueback herring are anadromous fish that live as adults in the ocean and migrate to spawn, … Continue reading

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Potential Drought Record in the Chemistry of Intertidal Sediments of the Upper Kennebec Estuary, Mid-coast Maine

Martin Wikoff ’12 (Biology).  Bowdoin College. “Potential Drought Record in the Chemistry of Intertidal Sediments of the Upper Kennebec Estuary, Mid-coast Maine.” John Lichter, advisor. Project Summary: In 2007 Koster, et al used a soil core from the mouth of … Continue reading

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Economic and Ecological Recovery of the Kennebec and Androscoggin Rivers, Estuary, and Nearshore Marine Environment

Michelle Kaufman’13 (Sociology and Environmental Studies).  Bowdoin College. “Economic and Ecological Recovery of the Kennebec and Androscoggin Rivers, Estuary, and Nearshore Marine Environment.” Phil Camill and Eileen Johnson, advisors. Project Summary: The Androscoggin and Kennebec rivers were historically low quality … Continue reading

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Habitat Survey of Historical Nearshore Cod-fishing Grounds

Eric Chien’14 (Biology and Environmental Studies).  Bowdoin College. “Habitat Survey of Historical Nearshore Cod-fishing Grounds.” John Lichter, advisor. Project Summary: Atlantic cod were historically key ecological and economic components to Gulf of Maine ecosystems and communities. Highly productive nearshore cod … Continue reading

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Investigation of the habitat structure of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia, Unionoida) within the Kennebec and Androscoggin River

John Hobbes’15 (Neuroscience).  Bowdoin College. “Investigation of the Habitat Structure of Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia, Unionoida) Within the Kennebec and Androscoggin River.” John Lichter, advisor. Project Summary: As a research group under the Professor John Lichter lab, our focus was to … Continue reading

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Ecological Recovery in the Kennebec Estuary and Nearshore Marine Environment

Claude Patrick Millet’14 (Environmental Studies and Biology).  Bowdoin College. “Ecological Recovery in the Kennebec Estuary and Nearshore Marine Environment.” John Lichter, advisor. Project Summary: Alewives (Alosa pseudoharengus) and blueback herring (Alosa aestivalis), which are collectively called river herring, constitute an … Continue reading

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Eelgrass Restoration in Local Coastal Ecosystems

Elizabeth Brown’15 (Biology and Environmental Studies).  Bowdoin College. “Eelgrass Restoration in Local Coastal Ecosystems.” John Lichter, advisor. Project Summary: Eelgrass (Zoster marina), a type of submerged aquatic vegetation native to the Maine coast, is not as widespread as it once was. … Continue reading

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Factors Influencing Collaboration among Androscoggin River System Stakeholders

Johnathan Held’15 (Environmental Studies and Government).  Bowdoin College. “Factors Influencing Collaboration among Androscoggin River System Stakeholders.” John Lichter, advisor. The Androscoggin River is associated with a diverse array of institutions, including industrial corporations, local governments, local and state-based agencies and … Continue reading

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