Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology

AP reports on USDA grant awarded to UMaine for tick research

The Associated Press reported on a $1.7 million grant awarded to University of Maine researchers by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for research on protecting forest workers from tick-borne diseases. The grant will fund the development and testing of land management practices to protect forest workers, who are members of key industries in Maine but […]

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Study supports Maine’s current management practices for ruffed grouse hunting

Maintaining current hunting regulations for ruffed grouse will help ensure sustainable population management in the state, according to a new University of Maine study. Ruffed grouse live in Maine’s forests year-round and are popular quarry among hunters, including a substantial number of non-resident hunters who travel to Maine to pursue the birds each year. The […]

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Team awarded $1.17M to help protect forest workers from tick-borne illnesses

A team of University of Maine researchers has been awarded $1.17 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop and test land management practices to protect Maine forest workers from exposure to tick-borne diseases. The three-year project, “Developing adaptive forest management practices to mitigate impacts of climate change on human health,” is being led […]

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BDN previews ‘Birdscaping Your Yard’ talk by Roth Sept. 14

The Bangor Daily News previewed a talk by Amber Roth, an assistant professor of forest wildlife management. Her talk, “Birdscaping Your Yard,” will focus on planning and other aspects of landscaping, keeping birds and their habitats in mind. It will take place at Moore Community Center on State Street in Ellsworth at 7 p.m. Sept. […]

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Calhoun leads vernal pool workshop at DMC

Members of local land trusts and municipal conservation and planning committees attended a recent vernal pool conservation workshop led by wetland ecologist Aram Calhoun at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center. Calhoun, a UMaine professor of wetland ecology and conservation, opened the workshop with a primer on the ecology of vernal pools and their […]

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UMaine’s 216th Commencement is May 12

More than 1,650 students, including 34 doctoral degree candidates, are expected to participate in the University of Maine’s 216th Commencement on May 12 in Harold Alfond Sports Arena on campus. UMaine Commencement will be held in two ceremonies, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Both ceremonies are ticketed events and live streaming will be available. Tips for attending Commencement, […]

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Piscataquis Observer publishes opinion piece on UMaine wildlife scholars

The Piscataquis Observer published the article, “UMaine wildlife scholars prove our future is in good hands,” by V. Paul Reynolds, editor of the Northwoods Sporting Journal. Every year, the New England Outdoor Writers Association (NEOWA) awards scholarships to a wildlife major from all six of New England’s land grant universities, according to Reynolds, who wrote […]

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Undergraduate, graduate students receive awards at 2018 Student Symposium

More than 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students presented their work during the third annual University of Maine Student Symposium held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on April 17. The free public event, which was organized by UMaine Graduate Student Government and the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) as part of Maine Impact Week, […]

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College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture names outstanding student and faculty award winners

The University of Maine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture honored 24 undergraduate students for academic excellence, as well as eight graduate students and three faculty members at its annual celebration of excellence on Wednesday, April 18 at the University of Maine’s Wells Conference Center. Undergraduate student award recipients are: Frank B. & Charles […]

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How do Dam Decisions get Made?

Sarah Vogel investigates the human dimensions of dam relicensing Master’s student Sarah Vogel graduated from Tennessee Technological University with  dual degrees in Environmental Biology and Wildlife and Fishery Sciences, which gave her some of the skills needed for her work on the Mitchell Center’s Future of Dams (FoD) project. Sarah Vogel capturing bullfrogs. But it […]

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