Expeditions 2021

Reframing Adaptation: A Multilevel Analysis of Collective Action, Power, and Politics of Climate Change Adaptation in Climate Vulnerable Communities

Expedition Dates: December 2021 – August 2022 (anticipated)   Expedition Field Team Members: Suman Acharya, PhD Candidate, Anthropology and Environmental Policy & Climate Change Institute, Unviersity of Maine Expedition Funding: Dan & Betty Churchill Exploration Fund   Field Expedition Location:  Dailekh District, Nepal   Research Background Global climate change presents extreme challenges to both social […]

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Abrupt Climate Change during the Last Glacial Termination in Maine

  Expedition Dates: May-October 2021   Expedition Field Team Members: Maraina Miles1,2, Meghan Spoth1,2 Climate Change Institute, University of Maine School of Earth and Climate Science, University of Maine Expedition Funding: Dan & Betty Churchill Exploration Fund   Field Expedition Location:  Baxter State Park, Maine   Summary: Katahdin, the largest mountain in Maine, offers a […]

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Unraveling Changing Temperature of West Greenland Lakes Under Ice and Beyond

Expedition Dates:  August 2021   Expedition Field Team Members: Vaclava Hazukova, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine; Benjamin Burpee, Aquatic Scientist, Ecosystem Consulting Services   Expedition Funding: Dan & Betty Churchill Exploration Fund I would like to sincerely thank Dan and Betty Churchill for making this field work possible.   Field Expedition Location:  Kangerlussuaq, West Greenland […]

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Investigating Maine’s Indigenous fire pre-history.

Expedition Dates:  August – October 2021 Expedition Field Team Members: Madi Landrum, Kit Hamley, Alessandro Mereghetti, Noa Buzby, Tommy Thelander, Meghan Spoth, Jacquelyn Gill, and Andrea Nurse Expedition Funding: Churchill Exploration Fund.   Thank you Dan and Betty for making this field season possible. Other Acknowledgements: Thanks to Acadia National Park and Hirundo Wildlife Refuge for […]

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A Sky Island Perspective: New England Alpine Plant Community Change Through Time and Space

Expedition Dates:  June 2021 – October 2021 Expedition Field Team Members: Andrea Tirrell¹², Michael Cianchette², Mackenzie Connor² ¹Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, USA ²School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine, USA   Expedition Funding: Churchill Exploration Fund   Field Expedition Location:  New England alpine sites (New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont)   Project Overview: […]

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