School of Biology and Ecology

Portland Press cites researchers about March of Science

Four University of Maine scientists — Paul Mayewski, Jacquelyn Gill, David Hart and George Jacobson — were referenced in a Portland Press Herald article about the March for Science on April 22. Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute, says for the scientific community, this is a wake-up call to be more involved in how […]

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Professor Emeritus Irv Kornfield passes away

Irving ‘Irv’ Kornfield, a professor emeritus of zoology at the University of Maine, passed away April 4. At UMaine, Kornfield’s research involved the evolutionary genetics and population biology of aquatic organisms. He also taught a course on forensics. Kornfield’s obituary, which he wrote himself, is online.

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UMaine field ecology course takes students on safari

The University of Maine sent 18 students majoring in anthropology, zoology, wildlife ecology, and ecology and environmental sciences to Africa for a field studies course in ecology this month. The group, led by two faculty members, explored Africa’s ecology in Arusha, Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Parks, and the Ngorongoro Crater of Tanzania. As students […]

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Victoria Hernandez: Army ROTC in Paraguay

University of Maine ROTC cadet Victoria Hernandez’s role models are her parents. Her father immigrated to the U.S. from Honduras in the late 1980s. Her mother followed a few years later. Successfully building a better life as her parents did for the family requires discipline, focus and faith. Hernandez found her own version of the […]

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BDN talks with UMaine bee experts

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Frank Drummond and David Yarborough for a story about the health of Maine’s native bees. Drummond said while the country’s honeybee population is dramatically declining, many of Maine’s 275 native bee species appear to be holding their own. “I think it’s a very optimistic story,” says the professor of insect […]

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Ellsworth American interviews Yarborough, Drummond about bees

“The Ellsworth American” interviewed David Yarborough and Frank Drummond for a story about blueberry growers ordering fewer honeybees and bumblebees to pollinate this year’s crop. Homer Woodward, vice president of Jasper Wyman & Son in Milbridge, said he’ll order fewer bees to make up for the drop in last year’s crop and because he’ll be […]

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Maine is our campus

Read transcript The innovative Maine Track Program, a partnership between Maine Medical Center and the Tufts University School of Medicine, is building a pipeline of physicians with skills in rural Maine medicine. Learn about the program and hear from University of Maine graduates India Stewart and Kim Dao about their experiences in medical school and […]

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