School of Biology and Ecology

Gill tells Business Insider NASA data critical to climate change research

University of Maine paleoecologist and plant ecologist Jacquelyn Gill told Business Insider that NASA data on Earth’s climate provides a critical baseline of comparison, as she and other researchers study climate change over millions of years. Last month, Bob Walker, an adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, told The Guardian newspaper that the incoming administration was […]

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NSF-funded project, including UMaine’s Gill, cited in Sierra Sun Times article

The Sierra Sun Times of Mariposa, California published a press release from the University of California at Merced, citing a paleontological research project that includes work by Jacquelyn Gill. Gill is an assistant professor of paleoecology and plant ecology with the University of Maine’s School of Biology and Ecology and Climate Change Institute. The project, […]

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New Faculty: Ek Han Tan

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture brought a wealth of experience and expertise to its community when it welcomed new faculty this fall. Over the next few months we will feature a new faculty member every Monday and Wednesday to help you get acquainted with these new members of our community. Please join […]

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UMaine researchers refining Arctic climate history through diatoms

Just above the Arctic Circle, in remote southwestern Greenland, UMaine researchers are seeking to better understand the effects of a changing climate on arctic lakes by looking at one of their smallest inhabitants — Discostella stelligera. The research team conducted a large-scale experiment to test the role of a lake’s thermal structure on populations of […]

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New Faculty: Allison Gardner

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture brought a wealth of experience and expertise to its community when it welcomed new faculty this fall. Over the next few months we will feature a new faculty member every Monday and Wednesday to help you get acquainted with these new members of our community. Please join […]

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Olsen’s saltmarsh sparrow research cited in blog of PBS show ‘Nature’

Nature NOW, the blog of the PBS documentary show “Nature,” cited research conducted by Brian Olsen, an associate professor of biology and ecology at the University of Maine, in the post, “Can the saltmarsh sparrow keep its head above water?” According to the article, the tiny coastal bird is rapidly disappearing from the eastern United […]

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Olsen recommends local habitat protection to save Saltmarsh Sparrows

When Laura Garey wades into tidal marshes at sunrise to survey Saltmarsh Sparrows, the University of Maine graduate student also spies deflated balloons, trash and pollutants. These reservoirs at the intersection of land and sea also are increasingly being damaged by coastal development, sea-level rise and more frequent storm surges. All of which makes it […]

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