Maine Staff Member
- BS University of Maryland, College Park 2018
I grew up in Maryland and have lived on the east coast for my entire life. Before coming to Maine, I lived and worked on Cape Cod, MA contributing to research to protect cetaceans. I love animals and have a dog-ter, Mocha, as well as two snakes and a bearded dragon. I love exploring, traveling, and reading non-fiction books like the nerd I am!
I am very interested in using remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) to protect and learn more about wildlife. My research at UMaine focuses on utilizing drone imagery and artificial intelligence to collect information on population and habitat use for colonial nesting birds in coastal Maine. An end product of this research will be the culmination of interdisciplinary computer science projects into an open-source tool for interpreting imagery and automatically identifying birds.<br><br>We collaborate with several groups across campus and the state of Maine, including the UMaine School of Computing and Information Science, MaineSAIL, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We have also partnered with faculty at other colleges in interesting side projects, such as investigating marine debris presence in plane-based imagery of Maine's coastal islands.
|An interdisciplinary approach to building data literacy in wildlife survey technologies||August 2021|
|Loftin, C.S., M.A. Lewis, L. Kline, A. Revello, D.J.Hayes, and R. Turner. 2020. An Interdisciplinary Approach to Building Data Literacy in Wildlife Survey Technologies, presentation at the Remote Sensing and Machine Learning for Wildlife Survey Community of Practice Meeting, September 8, web format.||September 2020|
|Lewis, M., L. Kline, L.Maher, D. Hayes, and C.S. Loftin. 2021. Estimating Population Trends of Gulls and Cormorants from Coast-wide Aerial Imagery in Maine. Joint Annual meeting of the AOS and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists–Société de Ornithologistes du Canada (SCO–SOC). 9-14 August, web-based meeting.||August 2021|
|Lewis, M., L. Kline, D.J. Hayes, and C.S. Loftin 2020. UMaine Gull and Cormorant Census Data and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV Project), Gulf of Maine Seabird Working Group Meeting, 25 March 25, online format.||March 2020|
|Lewis, M., L. Kline, A. Revello, D. Hayes, C.S. Loftin, and R. Turner. 2020. An Interdisciplinary Approach to Building Data Literacy in Wildlife Survey Technologies, University of Maine Board of Trustees Meeting, 27 January 27, Orono ME.||January 2020|
|Lewis, M. L. Kline, L. Maher, A. Guay, D. Sandilands, D. Hayes, and C. Loftin. 2020.Methodology for the Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Colonial Waterbird Population Studies. presentation at the University of Maine Student Symposium, University of Maine, Orono, ME. rescehduled to 2 October, web format.||October 2020|
|Kline, L., M. Lewis, A. Revello, L. Maher, C. Loftin, and D. Hayes. 2020. Using unmanned aerial vehicles and automated detection processes to monitor colonial seabirds on Maine's coastal islands. Presentation at the University of Maine Student Symposium, University of Maine, Oron, ME. 17 April.||April 2020|
|Kline, L. R., M. Lewis, L. Maher, A. Revello, D. Sandilands, R. M. Turner, D. Hayes, and C. Loftin. 2021. How Can We Better Count Birds? Harnessing the Collective Knowledge of Multiple Disciplines to Answer a Biological Question. LGBTQ+ STEMinar 2021, University of Oxford, January 8, web format.||January 2021|