Ph.D. student to take part in Island Institute film screening, Mount Desert Islander reports – S. Belknap

Mount Desert Islander reported the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor will host a free screening of four films produced by The Island Institute at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19. The future of fisheries and the changing ocean in the Gulf of Maine and elsewhere are explored in the films, according to the article. The “Climate of Change” series examines the effects on the fishing industry associated with climate change, including warming waters, lack of biodiversity and ocean acidification, the article states. The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Susie Arnold, an Island Institute marine scientist, and Sam Belknap, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology and the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. Belknap and his research on how climate-driven changes in the Gulf of Maine impact the region’s fishermen, are featured in the series.