School of Forest Resources

BDN interviews Livingston about black spots on maple leaves

William Livingston, an associate professor of forest resources at the University of Maine, spoke with the Bangor Daily News for an article about black blotches that are often found on maple tree leaves in Maine. The black tar spot fungus affects Norway maple trees, which are native species of Europe, not New England, according to Livingston. However, […]

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FBRI mentioned in Biofuels Digest report on adding value to forest industry

The University of Maine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute was included in the Biofuels Digest article, “Bounding Maine: Top 10 companies targeting Maine’s forest resource for higher-value apps.” Last September, the Defense Logistics Agency announced it will invest $3.3 million to advance wood to jet fuel technology at the Technology Research Center of FBRI. The technology is based […]

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Mitchell Lecture on Sustainability: facts, values and better decisions

The 21st century will see unprecedented transformations in human life and vast changes on planet Earth. Key among these are the problems of sustainability, but emerging technologies — especially the intersection of nano-, bio-, information and cognitive technologies — also have the potential to reshape human life. These challenges will require difficult decisions based on […]

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Livingston, Day speak with media about Maine’s early fall foliage

WABI (Channel 5) and AccuWeather.com spoke with University of Maine researchers about the fall foliage forecast for the Northeast. Bill Livingston, an associate professor of forest resources, was interviewed by WABI on a story about the state’s first foliage report. According to the report, Maine’s trees are already beginning to change color. According to Livingston, the early change […]

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WGME cites UMaine study in report on state’s pulp and paper industry

WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) cited a study conducted by the Maine Forest Products Council and the University of Maine in a report about the state’s pulp and paper industry. According to the study, the industry had an $8.5 billion economic impact in 2016. “We have gone through some transitions and we’re in the middle of […]

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Mount Desert Islander reports on UMaine, COA study on beekeeping, maple production

Mount Desert Islander reported on a joint project between the University of Maine and College of the Atlantic to study small- and medium-scale honey and maple syrup production in the state. The three-year project was awarded $498,462 by the United States Department of Agriculture in May. Jessica Leahy, a professor in UMaine’s School of Forest Resources, […]

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UMaine researchers to receive USDA funds for climate adaption project with UVM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced on July 19 nine grants totaling more than $8 million to study and develop new approaches for the agriculture sector to adapt to and mitigate the effects of changing environmental conditions. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food […]

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