School of Biology and Ecology

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College honors Dastoor for outstanding teaching

The University of Maine’s College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture celebrated outstanding faculty and students during a ceremony on April 26. The college selected just three of its over 150 faculty members for recognition. The dean’s office honored Dr. Farahad Dastoor, a Lecturer of Biological Sciences in the School of Biology and Ecology, with […]

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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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Portland Press cites researchers about March of Science

Four University of Maine scientists — Paul Mayewski, Jacquelyn Gill, David Hart and George Jacobson — were referenced in a Portland Press Herald article about the March for Science on April 22. Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute, says for the scientific community, this is a wake-up call to be more involved in how […]

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Professor Emeritus Irv Kornfield passes away

Irving ‘Irv’ Kornfield, a professor emeritus of zoology at the University of Maine, passed away April 4. At UMaine, Kornfield’s research involved the evolutionary genetics and population biology of aquatic organisms. He also taught a course on forensics. Kornfield’s obituary, which he wrote himself, is online.

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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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Victoria Hernandez: Army ROTC in Paraguay

University of Maine ROTC cadet Victoria Hernandez’s role models are her parents. Her father immigrated to the U.S. from Honduras in the late 1980s. Her mother followed a few years later. Successfully building a better life as her parents did for the family requires discipline, focus and faith. Hernandez found her own version of the […]

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BDN talks with UMaine bee experts

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Frank Drummond and David Yarborough for a story about the health of Maine’s native bees. Drummond said while the country’s honeybee population is dramatically declining, many of Maine’s 275 native bee species appear to be holding their own. “I think it’s a very optimistic story,” says the professor of insect […]

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Ellsworth American interviews Yarborough, Drummond about bees

“The Ellsworth American” interviewed David Yarborough and Frank Drummond for a story about blueberry growers ordering fewer honeybees and bumblebees to pollinate this year’s crop. Homer Woodward, vice president of Jasper Wyman & Son in Milbridge, said he’ll order fewer bees to make up for the drop in last year’s crop and because he’ll be […]

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