School of Biology and Ecology

The Franklin Journal interviews Annis about mushroom foraging

The Franklin Journal interviewed Seanna Annis, an associate professor of mycology at the University of Maine, for an article about mushroom foraging. Foraging is increasing in popularity and can be a good way to take advantage of natural resources to diversify your diet, the article states. But when looking for any wild edible plants, especially […]

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Jacobson to speak at Cape Cod gardening forum, The Enterprise reports

The Falmouth Enterprise reports George Jacobson, a professor emeritus of biology, ecology and climate change at the University of Maine, will speak at a fall gardening forum in Cape Cod. The Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod will host the event at the Harwich Community Center in Harwich, Massachusetts from 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. […]

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BDN interviews UMaine researchers about maple syrup, honey producer study

The Bangor Daily News interviewed researchers from the University of Maine about their ongoing study on the challenges and opportunities for maple syrup and honey producers. The study, “Finding the Sweet Spot: Scales, Challenges and Opportunities for Beekeeping and Maple Syrup Production in Maine,” is a collaboration between UMaine and College of the Atlantic, and […]

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BDN interviews Drummond about bee habitat publication

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Francis Drummond, a professor of insect ecology and insect pest management at the University of Maine, for an article about a new report he co-authored, “Bees and Their Habitats in Four New England States.” The report covers 401 bee species in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont — 275 of […]

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Hart quoted in Nature Sustainability article on leadership challenges in interdisciplinary environmental research

Nature Sustainability quoted David Hart, a professor of biological sciences and the director of the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine, in the article, “Meeting the leadership challenges for interdisciplinary environmental research.” The Mitchell Center has been involved for more than a decade in an interdisciplinary tidal energy […]

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Biology professors to lead Bog Boardwalk talk and walk events Aug. 11, 14

Two nature walks led by University of Maine biology professors will take place at the Orono Bog Boardwalk in August. Allison Gardner, an assistant professor of arthropod vector biology, will lead an informative walk and talk about ticks and mosquitoes at 10 a.m. Aug. 11. Attendees should meet at the cabin at the start of […]

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AP reports Townsend awarded $1M grant for adult brain research

The Associated Press reported Kristy Townsend, an assistant professor of neurobiology at the University of Maine, was awarded a $1 million grant by the National Science Foundation for research on the adult brain. Townsend’s five-year study will investigate the creation of new nerve cells in adult brains, and engage students in the field of biomedicine, […]

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Gill polls Twitter users on naming kids after scientific research, Quartz reports

Quartz reported Jacquelyn Gill, an assistant professor of paleoecology and plant ecology at the University of Maine and a researcher with the Climate Change Institute, asked Twitter “nerds” if they have named children after something related to science or their research topics. Her query received many responses, from Orion and Andromeda for the children of […]

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New publication about bees and their New England habitats available

Researchers in the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station and their colleagues from neighboring institutions published a report called “Bees and Their Habitats in Four New England States” this summer. The report includes previously unpublished information and a synthesis of literature relevant to Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The report also offers recommendations for […]

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