Ecology and Environmental Sciences

Isaac Shepard: Doctoral Student Graduate Research Excellence Award

The Doctoral Student Graduate Research Excellence Award recognizes a student who has an exemplary record of research and scholarly activity. Isaac Shepard came to the University of Maine to transform how scientists think about ecological principles in the context of climate change. With the guidance of his advisor Hamish Greig, associate professor of stream ecology, […]

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Tongling Ge: Norris Charles Clements Graduate Student Award

The Norris Charles Clements Graduate Student Award was established to recognize an outstanding graduate student in agricultural sciences, whose research has the potential to significantly shape the future of Maine agriculture.  Tongling Ge came to the University of Maine to unravel the origins and explore potential control methods of potato blackleg and soft rot. The […]

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Allison Brehm: Fred Griffee Memorial Award

The Fred Griffee Memorial Award recognizes an outstanding graduate student associated with the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station. Candidates are evaluated by their research ability, character, and scholarship. Allison Brehm aims to unravel the mysteries behind why animals do what they do, and how that behavior influences their environment. With the guidance of her […]

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Saros to direct Ecology and Environmental Sciences program

Jasmine Saros has been named director of the Ecology and Environmental Sciences program at the University of Maine. Saros, a professor of paleolimnology and lake ecology in the School of Biology and Ecology and associate director of the Climate Change Institute, will serve a three-year appointment starting August 1. She succeeds Brian Olsen, professor of […]

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Ruskin awarded fellowship to study in Acadia National Park

Two University of Maine researchers have been awarded fellowships to conduct studies in Acadia National Park as part of Second Century Stewardship, an initiative of the National Park Service and Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park. The 2019 research fellows from UMaine are Kate Ruskin, lecturer and undergraduate coordinator in ecology and environmental sciences, and […]

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UMaine students sweep Maine Sustainability and Water Conference poster awards

Students, faculty and alumni participated in the Maine Sustainability and Water Conference on March 28 in Augusta. Faculty from the college coordinated and presented many concurrent sessions at the conference. Students from the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture swept the research poster awards in the graduate and undergraduate categories from a field of […]

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roof of Winslow Hall through tree twigs

Eleven college faculty members receive tenure and/or promotion

Thirty-four University of Maine faculty have received tenure and/or promotion. The faculty members were nominated by UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy based on a peer and administrative review of their successful teaching, research and public service, and approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. “We are extremely proud of our world-class faculty who […]

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Eos quotes Nelson in report on winter weather whiplash

Sarah Nelson, director of the Ecology and Environmental Sciences program and associate research professor in watershed biogeochemistry at the University of Maine, spoke with Eos for an article about winter weather whiplash, or unusual and unexpected changes in weather, like a false spring in the dead of winter. Whiplash events can affect ecosystems that are […]

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CUGR names 2018–2020 undergraduate research assistants

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has named the 2018–2020 Faculty Fellows Assistants. The CUGR Faculty Fellows Program supports faculty efforts toward improving undergraduate research mentoring skills, expanding curricula to include research and scholarship experiences, and developing proposals for further funding specifically involving undergraduate students. Each CUGR Fellow is provided $1,100 to […]

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