The keynote speaker will be Thomas Dietz, Michigan State University, who will discuss how research on decision making provides ideas on how we can move forward to make decisions that better reflect both the facts and our values.
Atlantic salmon populations in Maine have declined over previous decades and remain critically low. With partners in NOAA, FWS and others, this project examines the social-science/policy interface of Atlantic salmon recovery decision making in Maine.
Future of Dams researcher Joe Zydlewski will present a Mitchell Center seminar on April 3 titled Dams and Fish: Understanding our impounded legacy. Dams affect fish species in some obvious ways. These effects, and their proposed solutions, are often simplifications of complex systems that ignore more subtle effects. This talk will explore six ways in which dams can influence fish and fisheries, drawing on the Penobscot River impoundment and modifications as a case study.