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Karin Bothwell (third from the left) and Erin Schlager (Right) with other students at the Society of American Foresters national convention

Presentation on women studying forestry ties for second in national contest

Karin Bothwell and Erin Schlager, both master’s students in the University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources, presented their research on female students in forestry programs, and the on-campus group, Supporting Women in Forestry Today (SWIFT) at the 2016 Society of American Foresters National Convention this November. The pair tied for second place in the […]

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Jesica Waller successfully defends master’s thesis

On Thursday, November 17, Jesica Waller, a graduate student in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences, successfully defended her master’s thesis at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Waller’s research examines how lobster larvae may be impacted by ocean acidification and warming. Earlier this fall, her work received international media attention as the first […]

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UMaine glaciologist: Meltwater can influence ocean circulation, climate

A University of Maine glaciologist discovered icebergs likely contribute more meltwater to Greenland’s fjords than glaciers do, which can slow the melting rate of glaciers and potentially influence ocean circulation and climate. Greenland, the world’s largest island, is almost entirely covered by a permanent ice sheet that has been shrinking due to warming temperatures in […]

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New potato variety released at Maine Harvest Festival, media report

The Bangor Daily News, WABI (Channel 5), WLBZ (Channel 2) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on the release of a new potato variety developed by the Maine Potato Board and University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture and Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station. The Caribou Russet, which was first unveiled last spring, was […]

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Steneck contributes to global study touting local management of kelp forests

A half-century of global ocean research indicates local management is key to sustaining kelp forest health. Kelp  — large brown seaweed or alga  — provides food or habitat for a number of species, including fish, sea urchins and lobster, says Bob Steneck, a University of Maine oceanographer and one of 37 scientists who took part […]

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UMaine student teams up to win the 2016 Northeast Dairy Challenge

Glens Falls, NY – Five students from five universities combined their business acumen and animal husbandry expertise to win the platinum award at the 2016 Northeast Regional Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge this November. Carly Amsden, a third-year animal science student in the University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture from Elliot, Maine, and her team […]

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Dr. Mian Riaz honored with the Bernard Lown ’42 Humanitarian Award

The University of Maine Alumni Association honored Mian Riaz with the 2016 Bernard Lown ’42 Humanitarian Award. Mian was the first student to graduate with a doctorate in food science. He worked with Professor Alfred Bushway on the suitability of new raspberry cultivars from Highmoor Farm for use in raspberry jam. Dr. Riaz directs the Food […]

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New Faculty: Sally Molloy

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture brought a wealth of experience and expertise to its community when it welcomed new faculty this fall. Over the next few months we will feature a new faculty member every Monday and Wednesday to help you get acquainted with these new members of our community. Please join […]

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Lobsters, water quality focus of DMC grad students’ research

University of Maine Darling Marine Center graduate students Carl Huntsberger and Whitley Gilbert want their research to support better management of two of Maine’s most valuable natural resources — clean water and lobsters. Huntsberger was 9 when he began lobster fishing. He knew a legal-sized lobster, known as “a keeper,” is one whose main shell […]

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