Ecology and Environmental Sciences

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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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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CUGR announces 2018–2019 academic year fellowship winners

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the recipients of the 2018–2019 Academic Year Research and Creative Activities Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-mentored research. Each fellowship provides a $1,100 award for the student to help cover costs of the project. Funding for […]

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Sun Journal advances Beekeepers Club talk by Ph.D. student

The Sun Journal reported Kalyn Bickerman-Martens will speak during the Androscoggin Beekeepers Club meeting Nov. 14 at West Auburn Congregational Church in Auburn. Bickerman-Martens, a Ph.D. candidate in ecology and environmental sciences at the University of Maine, will present, “The Maine Bumble Bee Atlas: A Multi-Year Citizen Science Project to Survey Bumble Bee Species in […]

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Three graduate students study rockweed, ‘a system of curiosity’

Rockweed is sometimes called an “ecosystem engineer,” because its branched structure alters the surrounding environment, and creates space for other species to find shelter and food. The marine alga also is a valuable source of nutrients and other compounds with commercial purposes. In the past decade, increased harvesting has led to questions about the effects […]

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