University of Gothenburg's Sven Loven Center in Tjärnö, Sweden

In Sweden, Waller shares in-depth knowledge of cold-water corals

Rhian Waller’s front yard is a 660-foot-deep fjord. The long, narrow sea inlet nestled between cliffs in Tjärnö, Sweden is home to a host of marine species, including seabirds and harbor seals. And corals. Until January 2020, the fjords also will be areas of exploration for Waller, a University of Maine marine scientist based at […]

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Portrait of Jane Puhlman

New Faculty: Jane Puhlman

Jane Puhlman joined the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders as an assistant professor this fall. What has your journey been to this point? I obtained a master’s in speech pathology at Southern Connecticut State University. After graduation, I moved to upstate NY for 4 years and worked as a school based speech pathologist and […]

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Portrait of Jay Wasson

New Faculty: Jay Wason

Jay Wason joined the School of Forest Resources as an Assistant Professor of Forest Ecosystem Physiology this fall. What has your journey been to this point? Native of Syracuse, New York. BA from the University of Pittsburgh. PhD from State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry studying mountain spruce-fir forest responses […]

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Gill included in Grist feature on science communicators

Jacquelyn Gill, an assistant professor of paleoecology and plant ecology at the University of Maine, was included in the Grist article, “9 science geeks you need to know.” Gill is an ice age ecologist and host of the climate change podcast “Warm Regards.” One reason she studies the past is that it can inform the […]

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Seth Campbell in front of glacier

New Faculty: Seth Campbell

Seth Campbell joined the School of Earth and Climates Sciences and the Climate Change Institute as an assistant professor this fall. What has your journey been to this point? I completed a B.A. at the University of Maine in Farmington (1996-2001) and shortly thereafter, moved to UMaine. I never really left! I completed an MBA […]

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Steneck discusses risks to coral reefs at Ocean Solutions Initiative in Monaco

Bob Steneck, professor of marine sciences based at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, recently attended the Ocean Solution Initiative convened by Monaco’s Prince Albert II. The initiative brought together coral reef experts from seven countries — Monaco, France, Japan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United States — to discuss global and local […]

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Henry named new director of growing GSBSE program

Clarissa Henry has been involved with a doctoral program at the University of Maine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (GSBSE), since its inception in 2006. As the newly appointed GSBSE program director, Henry will implement strategies to facilitate growth and maximize efficiency within the program. The Office of the Vice President for […]

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Macro photo of rock weed

Three graduate students study rockweed, ‘a system of curiosity’

Rockweed is sometimes called an “ecosystem engineer,” because its branched structure alters the surrounding environment, and creates space for other species to find shelter and food. The marine alga also is a valuable source of nutrients and other compounds with commercial purposes. In the past decade, increased harvesting has led to questions about the effects […]

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Bangor Daily News tells story of Gill’s brush with death in Siberia

The Bangor Daily News told the story of University of Maine assistant professor of paleoecology and plant ecology Jacquelyn Gill’s near-death experience in Siberia and the lessons emerging from it. Gill traveled to to the remote village of Belaya Gora, Russia to participate in research with permafrost caves as one of four featured scientists in […]

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