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Participants sought for research on taste, whole grains for older adults

Participants are needed for a University of Maine research project on taste and whole grains for older adults, being conducted 12:30–5 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Sensory Evaluation Center, 158 Hitchner Hall. Most Americans do not eat enough whole grains. UMaine researchers are studying whether taste is an important factor in deciding to eat whole […]

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Press Herald publishes feature on Coghlan

Stephen Coghlan, an associate professor of freshwater fisheries ecology at the University of Maine, is featured in the latest article in the Portland Press Herald’s “Meet” series. The article was published ahead of his Dec. 3 talk, “Can Homesteading Provide Sustenance and Surplus in an Age of Scarcity?” at UMaine’s Senator George J. Mitchell Center […]

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Gallandt, students interviewed for BDN article on Maine academic agriculture programs

Eric Gallandt, a professor of weed ecology at the University of Maine, as well as Madison Lawler and Delaney Overlock, undergraduate students in the sustainable agriculture program at UMaine, were interviewed for the Bangor Daily News article, “Modern agriculture programs in Maine emphasize food production science, policy.” There are fewer family farms in Maine than […]

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Study looks at ecological traps to minimize human risk of mosquito-borne pathogens

Ecological traps have the potential to effectively control pest species and inhibit the spread of infectious diseases, according to a University of Maine researcher. A recently published study led by Allison Gardner, an assistant professor of arthropod vector biology at UMaine, provides new insights into how ecological traps, which occur when organisms show preference for […]

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Mayewski interviewed for BDN article on new climate report

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Paul Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, about his recently released climate report for the article, “Maine fisheries and blueberries could be at stake due to climate change, report says.” Mayewski collaborated with Sean Birkel, a UMaine research assistant professor and Maine State Climatologist, […]

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Miner speaks about glacier research on Radio Ecoshock

Kimberley Miner, a research assistant professor at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, spoke about her glacier research on Radio Ecoshock. Miner discussed her discovery of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the downstream water of the Silvretta Glacier in the Swiss Alps, and the potential for resulting health risks in an area where wind […]

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Witham, Hunter interviewed for Press Herald feature on Holt Research Forest

The Portland Press Herald interviewed Jack Witham, an associate scientist in the University of Maine School of Forest Resources, and Malcolm Hunter, a professor of wildlife ecology at UMaine, for the article, “Seeing the forest for the trees at the Holt Research Forest in Arrowsic.” A research center currently funded by the Maine Timber Research […]

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News Center Maine reports on Miner’s glacier research

News Center Maine reported on the discovery of pesticide pollutants in a remote glacier and its meltwater by Kimberley Miner, a research assistant professor at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute. Miner led a team of researchers that analyzed ice core and meltwater samples from the Jarvis Glacier in Alaska and compiled the first […]

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WVII interviews Birkel about new UMaine climate report

WVII (Channel 7) interviewed Sean Birkel, a University of Maine research assistant professor and Maine State Climatologist, about the Coastal Maine Climate Futures Report he recently released in collaboration with Paul Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute at UMaine. The researchers used weather data dating back to 1895 to track climate change throughout Maine’s […]

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