School of Biology and Ecology

CUGR announces 2018–2019 academic year fellowship winners

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the recipients of the 2018–2019 Academic Year Research and Creative Activities Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-mentored research. Each fellowship provides a $1,100 award for the student to help cover costs of the project. Funding for […]

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Study looks at ecological traps to minimize human risk of mosquito-borne pathogens

Ecological traps have the potential to effectively control pest species and inhibit the spread of infectious diseases, according to a University of Maine researcher. A recently published study led by Allison Gardner, an assistant professor of arthropod vector biology at UMaine, provides new insights into how ecological traps, which occur when organisms show preference for […]

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Down East magazine interviews Gill about her favorite place: Gorham Mountain

Down East magazine interviewed University of Maine paleoecologist Jacquelyn Gill for its “My Favorite Place” story. For Gill, that’s Gorham Mountain in Acadia National Park. The story notes that the Vermont native first fell in love with Acadia on an eighth-grade field trip, and as an undergraduate at the College of the Atlantic, the park […]

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EurekAlert, ScienceDaily publish UMaine release on Roy’s dam research

Eurekalert and ScienceDaily published a University of Maine news release about research led by Sam Roy, a postdoctoral researcher at the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, on decisions about whether to build, remove or modify dams, and how, where and when it could be possible to strike a more efficient balance between […]

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Research focuses on New England dam problems and win-win solutions

Decisions about whether to build, remove or modify dams involve complex trade-offs that are often accompanied by social and political conflict. A group of researchers from the natural and social sciences, engineering, arts and humanities has joined forces to show how, where and when it may be possible to achieve a more efficient balance among […]

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National Geographic quotes McGill in article on catastrophic animal decline

National Geographic spoke with Brian McGill, professor of ecological modeling at the University of Maine, for the article, “Widely misinterpreted report still shows catastrophic animal decline.” The World Wildlife Fund For Nature’s recently released Living Planet Report was widely misinterpreted by many outlets, with headlines wrongly insisting that we’ve lost 60 percent of all animals […]

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Times Record reports on Groden’s brown-tail moth research

The Times Record published an article on research being conducted by Ellie Groden, a professor of entomology at the University of Maine. Groden is working to rid the state of the brown-tail moth, an invasive insect that is prevalent throughout the Midcoast. The caterpillars eat leaves and can defoliate and kill entire trees. The insect […]

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