School of Biology and Ecology

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College names 2019 Outstanding Undergraduate Students

Four graduating seniors were recognized for their outstanding achievements during their time at UMaine at the college’s annual Celebration of Excellence on April 17. In addition to the award winners, the college also recognized juniors and seniors with a cumulative 4.0 grade point average. The college also honored eight graduate students and two faculty members, […]

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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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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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BDN reports UMaine representatives to participate in Maine Science Festival

The Bangor Daily News reported representatives from the University of Maine will participate in the annual Maine Science Festival, slated for March 13–17 in the Bangor area. Among the UMaine participants are Han Tan and Kristy Townsend, who will host a Science on Tap event about CRISPR software with scientists from the Jackson Laboratory at […]

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UMaine community members participating in fifth annual Maine Science Festival

The fifth annual Maine Science Festival will be held in Bangor and Orono March 13–17. The University of Maine is one of the major event sponsors. Several members of the UMaine community will lead workshops and participate in the program that draws science, innovation and creative achievement enthusiasts of all ages. “Ask a Researcher” will […]

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Maine Public, Press Herald quote Olsen in reports on state bird debate

Maine Public and the Portland Press Herald quoted Brian Olsen, an associate professor of biology and ecology and chair of the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology at the University of Maine, in reports on the debate over whether Maine’s state bird should be the black-capped chickadee or the boreal chickadee. Olsen was one […]

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AP interviews Drummond for article on garden vegetables, pollinators

The Associated Press interviewed Frank Drummond, a professor of insect ecology and insect pest management at the University of Maine, for the article “Some favorite garden vegetables attract pollinators, too.” Planting flowers is a popular way to attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. But flowering vegetables and fruit, ornamental shrubs, trees and vines also […]

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BDN interviews Drummond for article about ordering bees

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Frank Drummond, a professor of insect ecology and insect pest management at the University of Maine, for the article “Why the middle of winter is the best time to order bees.” With bee season approaching, beginning beekeepers must think about when to order bees. “You should order them right away […]

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