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Students in economics class work with community to keep homes warm

Students in University of Maine economics professor Sharon Klein’s service learning class have spent the semester working with the community to help keep homes warm throughout the winter. The pilot course, “Building Sustainable Energy Communities Through Service Learning,” teaches students about sustainable energy through hands-on community engagement. Throughout the semester, the 10 students in the […]

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UMaine graduate student finds after last mass extinction, tiny fish ruled the sea

Andrew Galimberti, an entomology graduate student at the University of Maine, was part of a research team that discovered that bigger isn’t necessarily better for a fish during an extinction event. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and UMaine found that for at least 40 million years following the last massive extinction, small, fast-reproducing fish […]

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Researchers study lobster shell disease to protect Maine’s iconic industry

When Samuel Belknap, Ph.D. anthropology and environmental policy student at the University of Maine, heard an increasing number of fishermen express concerns about the spread of a lobster shell disease and its potential impacts on Maine’s iconic industry, he was intrigued. “The thread that ran through all of these conversations was the need for more […]

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Mayewski to be presented with 2016 Hans Oeschger Medal

The European Geosciences Union is honoring Paul Mayewski for his achievements in ice research and climatic change. In April, the director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine will receive a 2016 Hans Oeschger Medal in Vienna, Austria. The EGU Division on Climate: Past, Present & Future established the medal in recognition […]

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Ruleo Camacho: Promoting coral reef health

A graduate student at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center received a Young Investigator Award Honorable Mention at the 9th Florida State University Mote Symposium in October. Ruleo Camacho, who is a pursuing a dual master’s degree in marine biology and marine policy, presented his thesis research, “Antigua’s Community Based No-Take Reserves: Developing a […]

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Tyler Carrier

Tyler Carrier: Invertebrate investigator

After Tyler Carrier took a course focused on invertebrates — an animal that lacks a backbone — during his first-year at the University of Maine, he was hooked. Carrier graduated from UMaine in May 2015 with a B.S in marine sciences. His honors thesis explored the interactions between sea urchins and alexandrium — a species […]

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Climate change may increase blooming, but not the good kind

Marine scientists warn that the future may bring more harmful algal blooms (HABs) which could threaten wildlife and the economy, but that poor scientific understanding limits long-term forecasts. Understanding algal blooms and how they will impact society was the focus of a four-day workshop — comprised of 11 marine science researchers from around the world […]

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Learning from the past — behavior of the Antarctic Ice Sheet

Researchers at the University of Maine wanted to know how the Antarctic ice sheet reacts to climate change. To find out, they dove into the past to learn how the ice sheet behaved during the last glaciation, when the glacier achieved its greatest extent and what factors contributed to its ultimate retreat. In order to […]

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