School of Biology and Ecology

Dieffenbacher-Krall named Associate Director

Interim Dean Mario Teisl of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture is pleased to announce the promotion of Ann Dieffenbacher-Krall, Ph.D., to Associate Director of the University of Maine’s School of Biology and Ecology. Dr. Dieffenbacher-Krall has been with the University of Maine since 1998, and has served as Assistant Director at the […]

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Lynn Atkins: Outstanding Teaching Award

The Outstanding Teaching Award honors faculty who demonstrate their commitment to teaching and ability to deliver an excellent undergraduate learning experience. Much like the clay students mold in her Human Anatomy course, Lynn Atkins aims to make a lasting impression on the minds of her students.  “A year after my course is over, what will […]

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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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Caleigh Charlebois: Wallace C. and Janet S. Dunham Prize

The Wallace C. and Janet S. Dunham Prize was established to honor an undergraduate student who not only overcame adversity but maintained a positive outlook despite the challenges life presented them – all while achieving personal growth and academic success. For Caleigh Charlebois, the relationships she built at UMaine are just as important as 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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Xuyang Gu (Tony Gu): Outstanding International Student

For over 20 years, UMaine has honored an exceptional international student from each college. Candidates must have a superior academic record and have made meaningful contributions to his or her area of study. Xuyang “Tony” Gu of Shanghai, China will receive a Bachelor of Science in biology. His interest in biology stems from an interest […]

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Grace Smith: Frank B. and Charles S. Bickford Memorial Prize

The Frank B. and Charles S. Bickford Prize is the highest honor the college awards to an undergraduate student. The recipient’s time at UMaine should reflect our land and sea grant mission – with a record of outstanding performance in academics, research, and service. Grace Smith will graduate with a degree in molecular and cellular […]

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Ryan LaGross: Wallace C. and Janet S. Dunham Prize

The Wallace C. and Janet S. Dunham Prize was established to honor an undergraduate student who not only overcame adversity but maintained a positive outlook despite the challenges life presented them – all while achieving personal growth and academic success. Ryan LaGross overcame challenges that would end many students’ studies. In the face of adversity […]

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Elisabeth Kilroy: Outstanding Service Award

The Outstanding Service Award recognizes a graduate student who has been exceptionally successful in fulfilling UMaine’s service mission to the university, stakeholders, and their field of research. Elisabeth Kilroy is the recipient of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture’s Outstanding Service Award. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in biomedical science. Her advisor is […]

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