School of Earth and Climate Sciences

Seacoast Online advances Wells Reserve climate change talk by Fernandez

Seacoast Online reported Ivan Fernandez, a professor of soil science and forest resources at the University of Maine, will speak about climate change at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 at Wells Reserve. “Maine’s Climate Future — What Do We Do Now?” will focus on the implications of a changing climate for the people and places […]

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Hakai Magazine quotes Sandweiss in report on Peru anchovy fishery

University of Maine archaeologist Dan Sandweiss was quoted in the Hakai Magazine article, “The fish that smells like money: A tiny anchovy could be a silver bullet for malnutrition in Peru — if only we would let it.” The Peruvian anchoveta is one of the world’s most abundant fish, but only two percent of the […]

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Tisher, Borns co-write BDN op-ed

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece, “Trump’s fight against environmental protection is a threat to Maine’s economy and health,” by Sharon Tisher and Harold Borns. Tisher is a lecturer in the University of Maine School of Economics and Honors College. Borns is a glacial and ice age geologist, UMaine professor emeritus of the […]

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Enderlin to discuss Greenland ice sheet, Mount Desert Islander reports

Mount Desert Islander reported Ellyn Enderlin, a research assistant professor at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences, will speak in Bar Harbor on May 5. Enderlin will discuss the drastic changes to the Earth’s oceans as a result of the melt of the Greenland ice sheet. Her […]

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Elias’ essay on importance of science results in meeting with Congress

Ticks can bite anyone they latch onto — regardless of age, size, gender, nationality…or political affiliation. Thus, everyone is at risk of Lyme disease, says Susan Elias. That’s a message the doctoral student with the University of Maine Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences will take to Capitol Hill in May. […]

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Four college faculty members earn tenure and/or promotion

The University of Maine announced that tenure and/or promotion for 15 faculty members has been approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. The faculty members were nominated by UMaine President Susan J. Hunter based on a peer and administrative review of their successful teaching, research and public service. “The excellence and leadership […]

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Putnam’s Mongolian Altai expedition featured in Pacific Standard

Pacific Standard reported on a recent research expedition by Aaron Putnam, George H. Denton Assistant Professor for the University of Maine’s School of Earth and Climate Sciences and Climate Change Institute. Putnam traveled to Mongolia to develop a chronology of glacial retreat, taking samples from granite boulders that were once suspended in ice in the Altai […]

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UMaine awards Sandweiss the 2017 Presidential Research and Creative Achievement Award

A forensics researcher on the front lines of the drug abuse crisis in Maine and nationwide, the founder of UMaine’s nationally recognized Writing Center and an international expert on El Niño will receive the University of Maine’s top annual faculty awards. Research Professor Marcella Sorg will receive the 2017 Presidential Public Service Achievement Award; Professor […]

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National Geographic quotes Lyon in article on Somalia drought

Bradfield Lyon, an associate research professor of climate analysis at the University of Maine, was interviewed by National Geographic for an article about the current drought in Somalia. The country’s government recently declared the drought a national disaster, and observers fear if rain doesn’t come this month, mass starvation will follow, according to the article. […]

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