July 22, 2009
Comments from Prof. James Acheson of the UMaine anthropology faculty and School of Marine Sciences are included in a Wednesday Bangor Daily News story (http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/111235.html) about the investigation into a shooting incident on Matinicus. Police say that the shooting relates to a dispute between two men over lobster fishing territory. Acheson has written two books about the lobster industry's history and social structures.
Acheson provided similar perspectives for...
July 13, 2009
SMS dual-degree graduate Sheril Kirshenbaum has teamed with Chris Mooney to produce a sobering analysis of the marginalization of science on the national forum. Their book, Unscientific America, is already gathering critical acclaim: <http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/7/12/751063/-Book-Review:-Unscientific-America>, <http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2009/07/unscientific-america-a-review/>. Sheril is currently an associate at Duke University and welcomes communications from...
July 7, 2009
SHICK, WELLS INTERVIEWED IN AUSTRALIA UMaine professors Malcolm Shick and Mark Wells were recently interviewed by an ABC radio news producer in North Queensland, shortly after returning from a research cruise. The interview followed a chance meeting with the Australian Minister for Science, who was in the area to announce funding for an Australian Institute of Marine Science research project.
July 7, 2009
STENECK IN CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR BLOG Comments from Robert Steneck of the UMaine School of Marine Sciences faculty are in a Christian Science Monitor blog
The blog examines issues related to the depletion of fisheries in various parts of the world, attributable to what Steneck calls "roving banditry" -- large-scale trawling operations from places like Europe, South Korea,...