Ecology and Environmental Sciences

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Crandall, Nelson join team analyzing impacts of winter weather whiplash

If you think Maine’s winter weather has been wilder lately you are likely right. Recent volatile shifts in winter weather are likely connected to rapid changes in arctic weather and sea ice cover. To improve scientists’ and communities’ understanding of winter weather whiplash, and what it means for seasonally snow-covered landscapes like Maine, the National […]

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Mitchell Lecture on Sustainability: facts, values and better decisions

The 21st century will see unprecedented transformations in human life and vast changes on planet Earth. Key among these are the problems of sustainability, but emerging technologies — especially the intersection of nano-, bio-, information and cognitive technologies — also have the potential to reshape human life. These challenges will require difficult decisions based on […]

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Grad student researching interactions among bass, other fish as waters warm

In July, University of Maine graduate student Nicole Ramberg-Pihl went to the Kenduskeag Stream in Exeter and Garland in search of smallmouth bass. Accompanying her in the field were Stephen Coghlan, an associate professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology; and undergraduate students Spencer Kelley and Tyson Porter. They collected small young-of-the-year […]

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UMaine Ph.D. candidate receives Shackleton Academic Scholarship

University of Maine graduate student Dulcinea Groff has been selected to receive a 2017 Shackleton Academic Scholarship. Groff, a doctoral candidate and NSF IGERT Fellow in ecology and environmental science, is one of five recipients from around the world to receive the annual award. The scholarship is given to graduate students who are pursuing research […]

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College names its 2017 Outstanding Graduate Students

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture at the University of Maine honored eight graduate students for their exemplary achievements during a banquet on April 26. The invitation-only event attracted over 400 university students, staff and friends. These outstanding students include: Brianne Du Clos, The Norris Charles Clements Graduate Student Award The Norris Charles […]

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College names its 2017 Outstanding Graduating Undergraduate Students

The University of Maine’s College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture has named its Outstanding Graduating Undergraduate Students for 2017. They include: Afton Hupper, The Frank B. and Charles S. Bickford Memorial Prize Afton Hupper of St. George, Maine is an Honors student majoring in ecology and environmental sciences, with a concentration in sustainability, environmental […]

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Four college faculty members earn tenure and/or promotion

The University of Maine announced that tenure and/or promotion for 15 faculty members has been approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. The faculty members were nominated by UMaine President Susan J. Hunter based on a peer and administrative review of their successful teaching, research and public service. “The excellence and leadership […]

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UMaine field ecology course takes students on safari

The University of Maine sent 18 students majoring in anthropology, zoology, wildlife ecology, and ecology and environmental sciences to Africa for a field studies course in ecology this month. The group, led by two faculty members, explored Africa’s ecology in Arusha, Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Parks, and the Ngorongoro Crater of Tanzania. As students […]

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