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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Study finds changing dissolved organic carbon in Maine lakes key to maintaining drinking water quality

Monitoring concentrations of dissolved organic carbon in Maine lakes before and after severe rainstorms could inform management strategies to help ensure consistent, high-quality drinking water, according to University of Maine researchers. In their study, working with local drinking water districts, Kate Warner and Jasmine Saros, researchers in UMaine’s Climate Change Institute and the School of […]

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Browntail moth outbreaks expected statewide this year

As spring slowly moves its way into Maine, data is indicating that large parts of the midcoast and southern central parts of the state are likely to experience another tough year with the browntail moth. Maine Forest Service’s (MFS) aerial survey in fall 2018 showed over 126,000 acres impacted — double what was reported two […]

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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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