School of Forest Resources

Media report on team’s prediction that warming planet will harm hemlock

The Associated Press and Maine Public reported a team of University of Maine researchers has predicted that hemlock trees will be at risk of accelerated decline as winters warm in the Northeast. Today, an estimated 26 percent of the region’s hemlock stands are at high risk. As winters get warmer, the decline will increase, with […]

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UMaine-led team predicts increasing decline of hemlock as winters warm

Land managers in New England and eastern New York state have a new tool to help identify eastern hemlock stands at greatest risk for rapid growth decline by evaluating stresses on the trees, including response to the hemlock woolly adelgid and changes resulting from a warming climate. Today, an estimated 26 percent of the region’s […]

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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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Shaler quoted in Mainebiz article on bill to accelerate R&D of building with wood

Mainebiz reported legislation backed by U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King calls for accelerated research and development of using new wood technologies, such as cross-laminated timber, in the construction of buildings over 85 feet high. Collins and King have joined two other senators in re-introducing the Timber Innovation Act, bipartisan legislation being pursued in […]

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Ellsworth American reports on Geospatial Analysis Laboratory

The Ellsworth American wrote about the University of Maine School of Forest Resources’ Barbara Wheatland Geospatial Analysis Laboratory’s involvement with the construction of a new waste transfer station in Orland. “Basically the client wanted the most up-to-date representation of what’s there on the ground,” says Dave Sandilands, a graduate student, remote sensing specialist and aerial […]

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Fernandez to talk at UMFK about state’s climate future

Ivan J. Fernandez will address “Maine’s Climate Future – How Do We Respond?” at 11 a.m. Friday, March 17 at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Fernandez is a soil scientist with the School of Forest Resources, the School of Food and Agriculture, the Maine Climate and Agriculture Network, and the Climate Change Institute.

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Cassie Vaillancourt: Alumna works at Sappi North America in Skowhegan

Cassie Vaillancourt ’12 (MBA) is using her business degree in the forest products industry. Vaillancourt, who earned a bachelor’s degree in forestry from the University of Maine in 2010, works as an operations planner in the supply chain department at Sappi North America in Skowhegan. “I am responsible for planning production of the mill’s three […]

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Barbara Wheatland Geospatial Programs provides remote sensing for town of Orland

The University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources recently finished an innovative remote sensing application for the town of Orland. The Barbara Wheatland Geospatial Programs’ aerial monitoring team produced a high-resolution orthophoto — an aerial photograph that has been geometrically corrected to have a uniform scale — and Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) analysis for […]

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