College News

On the Hunt for Deep-sea Corals

Editors Note: UMaine marine scientist Rhian Waller is currently on an National Geographic and National Science Foundation funded expedition in the fjords around Chile, where she is studying the reproductive ecology of deep-sea corals and links to climate change and fishing pressures. National Geographic is following along with the expedition on its News Watch website. Waller […]

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Economist Participating in Energy Study Tour in Canada

A University of Maine researcher who specializes in the economics of energy, light-duty transportation, greenhouse gas emissions and alternative fuels is heading to Alberta, Canada, Aug. 28-30 to participate in a tour of the Canadian oil sands region, which contains one of the largest proven oil reserves in the world second only to Saudi Arabia. […]

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Tracking Tidal Marsh Birds

UMaine graduate student Kate Ruskin and several fellow students spent the summer working in Scarborough, Maine, under the direction of Brian Olsen, an assistant professor in UMaine’s School of Biology and Ecology who is researching Maine’s tidal marsh birds. The students captured birds and tracked nests to help explain how new species are formed and […]

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UMaine Faculty Members Taking Students to Chile

University of Maine Forest Bioproducts Research Institute faculty members David Neivandt and Douglas Gardner will accompany 10 undergraduate students from across the country on a weeklong trip to Chile as part of a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) program, a 10-week summer research experience based at UMaine and funded by the […]

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Student Bird Researchers Profiled in Newspaper Story

UMaine students Katie Chenard and David Bridges, who are serving as interns this summer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, were profiled in a Bangor Daily News story and video. Chenard and Bridges are living on Metinic Island to protect migratory seabirds that nest there. In addition to enhancing nesting grounds and monitoring predator […]

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Student Co-Authors Article on Availability of Bait

Maddelyn Harden, a UMaine marine science student, was listed as a co-author on an article in Working Waterfront newspaper about how restrictions on the herring fishery may lead lobstermen to search for alternative bait sources, which could lead to impacts on lobster health, human health, public perception and the marine ecosystem. Catherine Schmitt, the communications […]

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UMaine Economist Part of National Energy Project

Six researchers, including University of Maine economist Jonathan Rubin, released Thursday a series of studies that found the fuels of the future will be cleaner, cheaper and more “made in America” if the United States adopts a national Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The National LCFS Project released the reports during a bipartisan briefing on […]

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Oceanographer Testifies About Climate Change and Fisheries Management

Andrew Pershing, a biological oceanographer with the University of Maine and Gulf of Maine Research Institute, testified in a July 19 Congressional hearing about the need to consider the role of climate change in marine fisheries management. The hearing of the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs considered three bills, including HR 6096 […]

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Graduate Student Wins Fellowship for Bird Migration Research

Adrienne Leppold, a University of Maine Ph.D. candidate in the School of Biology and Ecology, has been awarded a Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation fellowship for her work studying songbird migration in the Gulf of Maine. Leppold works with UMaine bird biologist Rebecca Holberton, who leads the Northeast Regional Migration Monitoring Network. More information about […]

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Handling the Effects of Abrupt Climate Change

UMaine Gets $3 Million NSF IGERT Award For An Adaptation To Abrupt Climate Change Program The need to adapt environmental policies and management strategies to meet the social and ecological challenges caused by abrupt climate change events around the world is the focus of a new graduate program at the University of Maine beginning this […]

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