Maine Science Podcast

Heather Hamlin (marine biology)

Episode Summary

A conversation with University of Maine Associate Professor Heather Hamlin.

Episode Notes

Heather Hamlin is an Associate Professor of Marine Biology and Aquaculture, in the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine. Heather earned her BS in Biology, and an MS in Marine Bio-resources from the University of Maine before working as a Senior Biologist at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota Florida. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2007, and then worked as a post-doctoral scholar at the same institution studying the effects of environmental pollutants on the endocrine system of aquatic animals.

In 2010, Heather joined the Medical University of South Carolina’s School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor examining how contaminants can alter maternal-fetal health. Heather returned in 2011 to the University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences. Heather’s current research seeks to understand how human-induced changes in the environment, whether it be climate change, ocean acidification or pollutants, can affect the reproduction and development of aquatic animals that are important to Maine’s economy. She positions her research to turn knowledge into solutions that contribute to the resilience of Maine’s ocean resources.

Heather presented at the MSF Showcase Event 5 Minute Genius in 2017. You can see her video at the MSF YouTube channel

Heather also spoke with Composer Lucas Richman about her work, as part of his research for The Warming Sea, and was scheduled to present at the 2020 MSF before it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



The Maine Science Podcast is a production of the Maine Science Festival. It was recorded at Discovery Studios, at the Maine Discovery Museum, in Bangor, ME. Edited and produced by Kate Dickerson; production support by Maranda Bouchard. 

The Discover Maine theme was composed and performed by Nick Parker. 

Support provided by Maine Technology Institute.


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