Marissa McMahan

Senior Fisheries Scientist

Manomet and The Maine Climate Table are hosting an informal talk about green crab science.  All of the presenters below have agreed to give a short 5-min presentation on some of their latest research, and then join in a group conversation about the meaning of the results.  This is “upside-down” from most scientific meetings where the presenters get most of the time and too often there is no time for meaningful discussion.  Here, group discussion is our central goal.

We’ll be discussing 3 general topics:

Green crab population trends
Green crab impacts on the ecosystem
Green crab basic biology

We’ll also devote some time at the end of our 3-hour session to talk about future needs relating to any of these topics.  For example, we keep talking about a centralized green crab monitoring program for Maine, but never do it.  Maybe it’s time?

Presenters include:

  • Brian Beal
  • Laura Crane
  • Marcus Frederich
  • Jason Goldstein
  • John Hagan
  • Marissa McMahan
  • Jeremy Miller
  • Katrina Zarrella Smith