Rachel Schattman

Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agriculture – School of Food & Agriculture; Associate – Climate Change Institute, University of Maine

Degree: Ph. D. 2016, University of Vermont
Phone: 207-581-2913
Location: 115 Deering Hall

Lab website: http://agroecolab.com/

Professional Interests: agroecology, climate change, vegetable and small fruit production, water use efficiency, decision making, behavior, risk assessment, mixed methods research.

Teaching: PSE 101 Cropping Systems, PSE 312 Sustainable Food Systems

Research: The overarching goal of my work is to engage in research that leads to agricultural resilience in a changing climate while simultaneously protecting natural resources. In pursuit of this goal, I work with specialty crop producers and agricultural advisors to identify and address production challenges, specifically through the lens of climate change adaptation. This approach is grounded in complimentary traditions of agroecology and participatory action research (PAR).

Recent Publications:

Wiener, S., Roesch-McNally, G., Schattman, R. E., and Niles, M. T. (2020). Ready, willing, and able? USDA field staff as climate advisors. The Journal of Soil and Water Conservation.

Schattman, R. E., Hurley, S., Greenleaf, H., Niles, M. T., & Caswell, M. (2019). Visualizing climate change adaptation: An effective tool for agricultural outreach? Weather, Climate, and Society. DOI: 10.1175/WCAS-D-19-0049.1

Schattman, R. E., Kaplan, M., Aitken, H. A., & Helminski, J. (2019). Climate change curricula for adult audience in agriculture and forestry: A review. The Journal of Adult and Continuing Education. 25(1): 131-151. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1477971419840670

Schattman, R. E., Hurley, S., & Caswell, M. (2019). Now I see: Photovisualization to support agricultural climate adaptation. Society and Natural Resources. 32(2): 222-228. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2018.1530819