Author Archives: D. N. Israel

Ecological Recovery of Maine’s Coastal Ecosystems

Bowdoin professor John Lichter is teaching a senior seminar this fall called “Ecological Recovery of Maine’s Coastal Ecosystems”. A blog has been set up to chronicle the activities of the class and spread awareness of the issues that will be … Continue reading

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Miguel Barajas ’13 (USM) – Diet study of nearshore groundfish to understand the role of river herring in the Kennebec-Androscoggin nearshore marine food web

Diet study of nearshore groundfish to understand the role of river herring in the Kennebec-Androscoggin nearshore marine food web Project Description: An investigation of the functional relationship of river herring to the diet of nearshore groundfish of the Kennebec-Androscoggin river … Continue reading

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Managing Ecosystems for Productivity and Resilience: An Argument for Alewives in Maine

An Independent Study in Environmental Studies By Michael Tillotson Advised by Professor John Lichter Bowdoin College May 15, 2008 Table of contents: Introduction: 3 Profile of an unlikely hero: The alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus): 5 A fish for any need: Current … Continue reading

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The American Eel Anguilla rostrata – Julie Endrizzi ’09

Julie Endrizzi 12/21/08    Bio 394 The American Eel Anguilla rostrata Real British race track food is not fish and chips but jellied eels.  So far as I know these are an exclusively British delicacy and, because they are regarded … Continue reading

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Wabanaki Leaders, Academics Partner to Restore Maine Ecosystems April 15

It takes many tributaries to make great rivers — and many community partners to clean them up. Leaders and members of Maine’s Native American tribes and Bowdoin College faculty will meet on campus Friday, April 15, 2011, to discuss working … Continue reading

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Students present work at Maine Water Conference

Twenty-four students from Bates, Bowdoin and the Unversity of Southern Maine presented posters at the Maine Water Conference, held at the Augusta Civic Center on March 16, 2011. A comparison of historical and current substrate types as an indicator of … Continue reading

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Writer and Photographer Celebrate Maine’s Treasured Delta

The Author Reads Frank Burroughs In a 2001 recording at Bowdoin College, Burroughs reads the full text of his award-winning essay “Compression Wood,” originally published in The American Scholar. Listen to this podcast

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Ben Towne ’12 (Bowdoin) – Monitoring the diets of fish in the Gulf of Maine

The research that I was involved over the summer covered many aspects of the Merrymeeting Bay and Kennebec Estuary ecosystem. One part of my research involved directly monitoring the species that comprise major commercial fisheries in the Gulf of Maine. … Continue reading

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Paul Hinman ’11 (Bowdoin) – Ecological and Economic Recovery of the Kennebec and Androscoggin river, estuary, and nearshore marine environment

The prospects for ecological and economic recovery on the Kennebec and Androscoggin River systems do not rely solely on ecological and biological interactions, but include a distinct human dimension. The Kennebec and Androscoggin Rivers were historically used as working rivers, … Continue reading

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Catherine Johnston ’12 (Bowdoin) – Ecological and Economic Recovery of the Kennebec and Androscoggin River, Estuary, and Nearshore Marine Environment

Merrymeeting Bay is a freshwater tidal ecosystem located in midcoast Maine that receives water from six Maine rivers. Merrymeeting Bay and the Lower Kennebec River support a diverse food web that is important from both an ecological and economic perspective. … Continue reading

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