Hannah Webber

As Director of Marine Ecology at Schoodic Institute, Hannah primarily focuses on intertidal ecology, intertidal health, and stakeholder engagement. She thinks about the connection of the intertidal to upland ecology and to ocean ecology, and how to engage people in the process of science. Hannah enjoys the diversity of her work, as well as the people she works with and gets to interact with in Acadia and at research sites along the coast of Maine.

Hannah brings a passion and curiosity for the ocean, largely for looking under seaweed and peering into tidepools, to her job. Hannah has taught kindergartners to adults in a variety of formal and informal education programs, including terms as director of a nature center and as a tidepool naturalist. She has also been on research teams investigating behavioral effects of methylmercury; genetic bases of wound healing; effects of PCBs on stream macroinvertebrate communities; nature and extent of marine oil spills and hazardous waste plumes in groundwater; and effects of tributyltin on marine organisms.

Hannah spends as much time as she can outside – paddle boarding, taking ‘refreshing’ dips in the ocean at all times of the year, and she is an avid ice skater and cross-country skier. When forced inside, Hannah enjoys making things (really anything).

Hannah graduated from Mount Holyoke College (Biological Sciences), and has an MS (Zoology), and PhD (Ecology and Environmental Science) from University of Maine.

Hannah lives in the woods with her partner, dog, and chickens. She occasionally catches a glimpse of her grown children.