School of Biology and Ecology

BDN reports UMaine representatives to participate in Maine Science Festival

The Bangor Daily News reported representatives from the University of Maine will participate in the annual Maine Science Festival, slated for March 13–17 in the Bangor area. Among the UMaine participants are Han Tan and Kristy Townsend, who will host a Science on Tap event about CRISPR software with scientists from the Jackson Laboratory at […]

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UMaine community members participating in fifth annual Maine Science Festival

The fifth annual Maine Science Festival will be held in Bangor and Orono March 13–17. The University of Maine is one of the major event sponsors. Several members of the UMaine community will lead workshops and participate in the program that draws science, innovation and creative achievement enthusiasts of all ages. “Ask a Researcher” will […]

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Maine Public, Press Herald quote Olsen in reports on state bird debate

Maine Public and the Portland Press Herald quoted Brian Olsen, an associate professor of biology and ecology and chair of the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology at the University of Maine, in reports on the debate over whether Maine’s state bird should be the black-capped chickadee or the boreal chickadee. Olsen was one […]

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AP interviews Drummond for article on garden vegetables, pollinators

The Associated Press interviewed Frank Drummond, a professor of insect ecology and insect pest management at the University of Maine, for the article “Some favorite garden vegetables attract pollinators, too.” Planting flowers is a popular way to attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. But flowering vegetables and fruit, ornamental shrubs, trees and vines also […]

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BDN interviews Drummond for article about ordering bees

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Frank Drummond, a professor of insect ecology and insect pest management at the University of Maine, for the article “Why the middle of winter is the best time to order bees.” With bee season approaching, beginning beekeepers must think about when to order bees. “You should order them right away […]

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2019 Maryann Hartman Award winners announced

Editor’s note: Story updated Feb. 7. The 2019 Maryann Hartman Awards recognizing the inspirational achievements of Maine women will be presented to retired professor of economics and women and gender studies Susan F. Feiner of Portland, Deputy Attorney General and Chief of the Criminal Division for the State of Maine Lisa Marchese Eames of Cumberland Center, […]

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Four students named semifinalists for Fulbright grants

Four University of Maine students and alumni have been recommended as semifinalists for the 2019–20 Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the largest exchange program in the country that offers opportunities for recent graduates in more than 160 countries. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase […]

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