Abby O. Pearson

Environmental Studies Laboratory Instructor II

Office: Olin Science Center 242 [ campus map ]
Box 5362

Phone: 207-859-5362
Fax: 207-859-5369
Mailing Address:
5362 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8853
Pearson, Abby O.


MS, Biology. University of Southern Maine 2014 BS, Environmental Science and Policy. University of Southern Maine 2007

Areas of Expertise

  • Salt marsh ecology
  • Natural history
  • Macroinvertebrate taxonomy
  • Historical ecology

Current Research

Land use history of Colby College Assessing salt marsh restoration using terrestrial arthropod food webs.


Best Nature Sites: Midcoast Maine
Pearson, A.O. Salt marsh restoration: How to define success? In D. Fitzgerald, T. Oppersdorff and K. Schabert, Best seashore nature sites: Midcoast Maine. Waterline Books, Jefferson, USA.

Pearson, A.O. Approaches to restoration: Assessing the roles of structure and functionality in saltmarsh restoration in light of climate change. Masters Thesis. University of Southern Maine.
Pearson, A.O. Rebirth of a salt marsh. In T. Oppersdorff and K. Schabert, Best nature sites: Midcoast Maine. Waterline Books, Jefferson, USA.
Finamore, A.O. Becoming a Part of an Education. In Slant: Writings from the University of New Hampshire Composition Program, Vol. 1. Ed. Anne Bramblett.

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