Department of Environmental Science and Policy


Robert Sanford co-editor of River Voices

USM storytellers collaborate for new book about the Presumpscot River

USM Professor of Environmental Science and Policy Robert Sanford co-edited the recently published book “River Voices: Perspectives on the Presumpscot” — and he had a raft of USM faculty and staff collaborators on board for the project.
Vanessa Levesque

New Professor of Environmental Science & Policy

Please Welcome Dr. Vanessa Levesque to the Department of Environmental Science & Policy.
KAO 19/20 inductees

KAO Honors Society induction ceremony

Last Thursday, December 12th was the annual induction ceremony for the University of Southern Maine's zeta chapter of the Kappa Alpha Omicron honor society for the Interdisciplinary Environmental Association.
Robert Sanford

USM's Robert Sanford appointed to Maine Board of Environmental Protection

USM Professor of Environmental Science and Policy Robert Sanford has been appointed by Gov. Janet Mills to the state Board of Environmental Protection.

USM's Theo Willis talks wildlife reemergence with American Journal

As workers begin the removal of the Presumpscot River Dam, University of Southern Maine researcher and faculty member Theo Willis will watch for the emergence of new wildlife. Fish, birds, flies and the river bottom itself will likely change, slowly, as nature reasserts itself, Willis told reporter Chance Viles of the American Journal.
Sam Matey and colleagues in Madagascar

USM Voices: Follow recent grad Sam Matey on his journey to Madagascar

Environmental Science grad Sam Matey '19 has been spending his summer studying Madagascar's lemurs with a cohort of international scientists as part of the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership. Follow his journey on his blog, The Weekly Anthropocene, shared here as part of USM Voices.
Theo Willis - WGME screenshot

USM professor, alumnus interviewed for WGME aquaponics feature

Theo Willis, a University of Southern Maine (USM) associate research faculty in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, was recently featured in a WGME 13 piece on aquaponics and sustainability.
 “Energy Efficiency: Concepts and Calculations.”

Environmental Science professor publishes third book on energy

Daniel Martínez, associate professor of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Southern Maine (USM), recently completed his third book, “Energy Efficiency: Concepts and Calculations.”
Portrait of Sam Matey from The Forecaster

Sam Matey '19 featured by The Forecaster

The Forecaster newspapers has featured Class of 2019 graduate Sam Matey, who earned his bachelor’s degree in environmental science at 18 years old. In the story by reporter Jane Vaughn, Matey talked about his choice of USM, his care for the environment and plans to journey to Madagascar, where he’ll work with researchers studying the lemur population.
USM Update taping May 2019

Replay: 'The USM Update,' May 2019

In the Season 3 finale of "The USM Update," USM Provost Jeannine Uzzi welcomes guests from across the university to discuss new studies and a new degree in Leadership, excellence in athletics and, with some of our graduating students, life during and after their time at USM.