Department of Environmental Science and Policy

Desperate Alewives: MPBN Film Introduces Sustainability Science and the Little Fish That Could

D.E.S.'s Karen Wilson and Theo Willis are two of the researchers featured in the documentary "Desperate Alewives" that premiered on Tuesday, September 27, 2011, on the stations of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. The film in the first installment of the Sustainability Maine series and chronicles a multi-institutional research project investigating the biological, economic and social restoration potential of the Androscoggin and Kennebec river and the nearshore marine ecosystems.  Watch it here:  (It make take some time to load)

For more information on the research project, and USM's role, you can read more at: