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NSFA 2012 faculty awards announced

NSFA Outstanding Public Service Award—2012 Robert J. Lilieholm, E.L. Giddings Associate Professor of Forest Policy School of Forest Resources Rob Lilieholm’s primary focus is on forest economics and policy, important areas in the most heavily forested state in the nation. His commitment to public service runs deep and is obvious from even a quick look […]

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NSFA Agriculture Award winner announced for 2012

NSFA Agriculture Award Ellen Mallory, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agriculture Department of Plant, Soil & Environmental Sciences With a joint appointment in the Department of Plant, Soil & Environmental Sciences and UMaine Cooperative Extension, Ellen Mallory contributes to Maine agriculture through her vibrant research and extension program focused on local foods and soil quality. Her […]

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G. Peirce and Florence Pitts-Webber Award winners named for 2012

G. Peirce and Florence Pitts-Webber Award for Outstanding Research in Forest Resources—2012 Douglas J. Gardner, Professor of Wood Science School of Forest Resources Doug Gardner’s research efforts focus on two main areas: cellulosic nancomposites and wood-plastic composites. In addition to serving in the School of Forest Resources, Doug is a research scientist at the AEWC […]

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Marine Scientist Part of Task Force on Global Fishing

University of Maine marine scientist Robert Steneck is a member of a task force that recently announced a recommendation to halve global fishing for crucial prey species such as herring, anchovy and other species known as forage fish. The Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force released on April 1 its report, “Little Fish, Big Impact: Managing […]

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Marine Biologist Gains Funding for Deep Sea Coral Research

Coral communities are frequently associated with warm, shallow tropical waters. Yet corals survive and thrive in both deep and cold waters of regions such as the Gulf of Maine, the Arctic and the Antarctic. Just like tropical corals, cold-water corals play an important role in creating habitats that support thousands of species of ocean creatures. […]

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High School Marine Science Program Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the University of Maine’s Dive In 2012, a program for college-bound high school students interested in pursuing a career in the marine sciences. The program will be held July 23-25 at UMaine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC) in Walpole, Maine. Applications are due June 1. A three-day immersion program, Dive In gives […]

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Sustainable Maine Documentaries Available Online

Maine EPSCoR and SSI are collaborating with MPBN on “Sustainable Maine” a series of documentaries highlighting the work of SSI researchers and stakeholders as they come together to take on tough issues. The first two episodes, “The Triple Bottom Line” and “Desperate Alewives”, are available online at http://video.mpbn.net/program/sustainable-maine/. Additional information and podcasts on the featured […]

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UMaine Researchers Awarded Maine Technology Institute Grants

Three University of Maine-related research projects have received seed grant awards from the Maine Technology Institute (MTI). The total amount of funding for the three projects, two of which are based in UMaine’s Aquaculture Research Institute (ARI), is $56,398 with $57,284 match. One of the ARI projects awarded a grant was a research project to […]

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UMaine Researcher Meets U.N. Secretary General On Research Vessel

University of Maine School of Marine Sciences associate research professor Lee Karp-Boss had the opportunity Saturday to meet with Ban Ki-moon, the secretary general of the United Nations, and spark his interest in oceanography using hands-on activities she co-developed at UMaine. Karp-Boss met with Ban on board the Tara, a 118-foot schooner that is the research […]

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Center on Aging Study to Gauge Impaired Driving Downeast

The University of Maine Center on Aging is working with healthcare and social service providers and the public to determine to what degree impaired driving among older adults in Washington County is a hazard. Impaired driving includes any condition that compromises an individual’s ability to drive a motor vehicle safely, and ranges from impaired vision […]

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