Maine TREE is thrilled to introduce Marin Harnett and Jack McCann – our new seasonal research technicians who will be working at Holt Research Forest this summer.
My name is Marin (she/her), and I was born in New Jersey but have lived in North Carolina for most of my life. I graduated from NC State University in 2021, earning a degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management with a minor in Forest Management. My passion for forest ecology and conservation has been fostered through my time spent outdoors and my experiences doing fieldwork throughout my studies at NC State. Though I love all things nature, I have particularly enjoyed studying forest succession, fire ecology, and birds! I have worked as a dendrology tutor, interned with the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, and more recently, spent six months working as a naturalist in Colorado, where I enjoyed teaching others about Rocky Mountain ecology. In my free time, I love hiking, birdwatching, and rowing, as well as reading, painting, and playing with my family dogs, Ziggy and Finley. I am really looking forward to spending my summer at the Holt Research Forest, gathering data about the forest and its inhabitants (especially the birds), and getting to know the Maine TREE team!
Hi! I’m Jack McCann and I am finishing up my third year at the University of Maine studying Wildlife Ecology. I’m from southern Massachusetts but decided on UMaine because of the really interesting coursework and hands-on experience it provides for wildlife management. I have found small mammals to be the most interesting, particularly with their role in seed dispersal. Outside of school I love to rock climb, ski, and just generally be outside. I can’t wait to start and be a part of the Maine TREE team at the Holt Research Forest!
Marin and Jack will be working on a range of dynamic projects, from small mammal trapping to regeneration surveys. Please join us in welcoming Marin and Jack to the Maine TREE team!