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John Linehan

John Linehan: Wild Kingdoms

John Linehan and Beau, Franklin Park Zoo Photo courtesy Zoo New England In 1980, John Linehan planned to use his University of Maine degree in wildlife management to improve the lives of wild animals by working in Africa, Alaska or Maine. While waiting for that dream job to materialize, he took a temporary position in […]

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NOAA Fisheries Reports on Ph.D. Student’s Atlantic Salmon Smolt Research

NOAA Fisheries reported on new Atlantic salmon smolts research led by Dan Stich, a NOAA Fisheries biologist who conducted the study as a Ph.D. student at the University of Maine. The study, which recently appeared in the journal Marine and Coastal Fisheries, showed that even if young smolts survive the initial hazard of passing through […]

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Nadir Yildirim

NSF Awards UMaine Grads $225,000 to Create Eco-Friendly Thermal Insulation Foam Board

An Orono-based company founded by two University of Maine graduates has been awarded $224,996 from the National Science Foundation to create a prototype for the first completely eco-friendly thermal insulation foam board. Nadir Yildirim, a graduate of UMaine’s innovation engineering program and current Ph.D. student in the Wood Science and Technology Program in the School […]

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2015 NSFA Faculty Award Winners

[printfriendly] Outstanding Public Service Award Seanna Annis, Associate Professor, School of Biology and Ecology Seanna Annis is a mycologist whose work provides important service in support of Maine’s agricultural industries and protects human health. Seanna’s research and service are strongly aligned as she seeks ways to improve the control of several fungal diseases affecting wild […]

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2015 NSFA Undergraduate Student Awards

[printfriendly] Wallace C. and Janet S. Dunham Prize This year’s Wallace C. and Janet S. Dunham Prize is awarded to Stephanie Wood, a biology major from New Jersey. A member of the Honors College, Stephanie has managed a busy schedule, balancing classes, laboratory research, and her position on UMaine’s softball team while navigating personal illness […]

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2015 NSFA Graduate Student Awards

The Norris Charles Clements Graduate Student Award—Kaitlyn O’Donnell Kaitlyn O’Donnell is a master’s degree student in entomology who is investigating the recent outbreak of the invasive winter moth, which has been causing severe defoliation of native tree species in southern coastal Maine. Kaitlyn’s advisor says that she is a bright and dedicated student and has […]

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NSFA 2014 Graduate Student Awards

The Norris Charles Clements Graduate Student Award—Shannon Chapin Shannon Chapin is a master’s degree student in ecology and environmental sciences who is investigating various factors that affect native bee populations in Maine’s wild blueberry barrens. Shannon’s research is part of a multistate, multidisciplinary study of factors potentially affecting pollination of bee-pollinated crops in the Northeast, […]

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NSFA 2013 Graduate Student Awards

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture announces the winners of this year’s graduate student awards. The Norris Charles Clements Graduate Student Award—Matthew Jones Matthew Jones is a master’s degree student in ecology and environmental science who is investigating how farm management and surrounding landscape variables affects the actions of beneficial insects in lowbush […]

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NSFA 2012 Graduate Student Awards

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture announces the winners of this year’s graduate student awards. The Norris Charles Clements Graduate Student Award—Vanessa Coats Vanessa Coats is a Ph.D. student in biochemistry and molecular biology who is investigating the invasive plant Japanese barberry. Vanessa’s research is breaking new ground by using high-throughput gene sequencing […]

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NSFA 2011 Graduate Student Awards

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture announces the winners of this year’s graduate student awards. The Norris Charles Clements Graduate Student Award Venura Herath is a Ph.D. student in biological sciences who is working to increase our understanding of the cellular and molecular processes that allow plants to respond to low-temperature stresses. His […]

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