Research

Students sought for study on dietary knowledge, cooking skills

Scientists in the University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture are recruiting students to take part in a study about their ability to acquire and prepare nutritious food. Students who prepare their own food are encouraged to complete the one-hour survey to help researchers understand their cooking skills. Participants will be paid $10 for […]

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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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New study finds blue mussels resilient to ocean acidification

Blue mussels, the predominant species used in aquaculture in Maine, may be more resilient than other cultivated species to the increased seawater acidity and storms predicted to hit the Gulf of Maine as a consequence of climate change, according to a University of Maine research team. A study led by Tim Bowden, an associate professor […]

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Tajvidi, Stoll lead MIRTA teams to showcase discoveries Feb. 5

Four discoveries will be showcased by University of Maine faculty-led teams from the Maine Innovation, Research and Technology Accelerator (MIRTA) beginning at 5 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Foster Center for Student Innovation on campus. The four MIRTA projects are: A nanocellulose composite orthopedic implant that promotes the growth of strong natural bone while safely […]

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Paper on toxic stabbing mechanism of worm wins 2018 Reinhard Rieger-Award

Undergraduate alumni of UMaine’s School of Biology and Ecology, Ani Varjabedian and Efrat Hamami, and their capstone advisor Seth Tyler recently won the 2018 Reinhard Rieger-Award. The team were recognized for their paper “Functional morphology of the venom apparatus of Prorhynchus stagnalis (Platyhelminthes, Lecithoepitheliata)” on how Prorhynchus stagnalis, a turbellarian flatworm common in Maine’s ponds […]

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GMRI produces video on Golet’s bluefin tuna research

The Gulf of Marine Research Institute produced a video about bluefin tuna research by Walter Golet, who is an assistant research professor with the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine based at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. Golet, who studies the populations and life histories of fish, focuses on bluefin tuna, […]

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International research team to study effects of ocean acidification on iron availability to phytoplankton in North Pacific

The effect of ocean acidification on iron availability to phytoplankton in the eastern North Pacific is the focus of a three-year, more than $954,000 National Science Foundation collaborative research grant to the University of Maine, University of Washington and University of South Florida. UMaine School of Marine Sciences professor Mark Wells will lead the project, […]

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