Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Changing Acadia

Coastal Conversations show: March 22, 2024
WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor
Host: Catherine Devine, Cathy and Jim Gero Acadia Early Career Fellow in Science Communication, Schoodic Institute

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Acadia is changing, and quickly. While its beauty endures, its forests, lakes and coasts are being altered by people through land uses, pollution, tourism, invasive species, and climate change. In this episode we’ll take an in depth look at two of the ways in which Acadia may change over the course of the next few decades. First we’ll talk to Caroline Kanaskie about her research on the southern pine beetle and how its northern progression threatens Acadia’s pitch pine trees. Then, we’ll talk to Jay Wason about how extreme heat might change the composition of Maine’s forests.

So make a note to tune in on March 22nd at 4 PM when this month’s Coastal Conversation is about Maine’s changing landscapes. Only on WERU community radio, 89.9 FM in Blue Hill and online at

Coastal Conversations is supported by Maine Sea Grant in partnership with Schoodic Institute and The First Coast


Jay Wason
Caroline Kanaskie

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