Spire, the Maine Journal of Conservation and Sustainability, published an article titled “Diversifying Maine’s coastal economy: A transition from lobster fishing to kelp aquaculture?” cowritten by Loren McClenachan, the Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, and Madeline Greene ’20, Mae Sefransky ’20, and Christopher Wang ’20. The students were in McClenachan’s Domestic Policy capstone course last fall, and they contributed to the study’s main question: identifying kelp’s potential to diversify Maine’s coastal economy. “While our results demonstrate that kelp has the potential to be economically and socially beneficial to Maine’s economy, they also indicate that continued injections of social and economic resources are needed for kelp to mirror the success of the Maine lobster industry,” the authors conclude in the paper’s abstract.