School of Forest Resources

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Forestry alum Thröstur Eysteinsson on transforming Iceland’s landscapes

Thröstur Eysteinsson ’90 (M.S.), ’92 (Ph.D.) spent his childhood exploring Iceland’s bountiful natural world. His grandfathers were active volunteers in Iceland’s forestry societies, which he later joined while working as a high school science teacher. As he learned more about the history of forestry in Iceland, his interest grew, so much so that he quit […]

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A few of the award sculptures handed to the faculty impact award winners

Faculty honored for support, advocacy and mentorship of students

Select faculty were recognized for their support, advocacy and mentorship of University of Maine students at the Faculty Mentor Appreciation ceremony on May 7. The event, which was originally postponed, is part of the 2019 Maine Impact Week celebration. Among the 23 awardees UMaine recognized, nine are faculty of programs in the College of Natural […]

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College names 2019 Outstanding Graduate Students

Eight graduate students were recognized for their outstanding achievement at the college’s annual Celebration of Excellence on April 17. The college also honored undergraduate students and faculty members, Brenda Hall and Paul Rawson, at the event. Shokoofeh Ghasemi, Fred Griffee Memorial Award School of Forest Resources Developed a new chemical-free method to create filaments for […]

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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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New Faculty: Pascal Berrill

Pascal Berrill recently joined the School of Forest Resources as an Associate Professor of Silviculture. What has your journey been to this point? I moved from New Zealand to do graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, then taught forestry at Humboldt State University in north coastal California for 10 years, before moving to […]

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WABI, WVII interview students at UMaine Woodsmen Team meet

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) covered the University of Maine Woodsmen Team’s annual home meet on Feb. 16 at the J. Franklin Witter Teaching and Research Center in Old Town. Nineteen teams from eight New England schools competed in a variety of timber sports at the event, one of eight competitions the UMaine […]

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Tajvidi, Stoll lead MIRTA teams to showcase discoveries Feb. 5

Four discoveries will be showcased by University of Maine faculty-led teams from the Maine Innovation, Research and Technology Accelerator (MIRTA) beginning at 5 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Foster Center for Student Innovation on campus. The four MIRTA projects are: A nanocellulose composite orthopedic implant that promotes the growth of strong natural bone while safely […]

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Crandall speaks with WVII about University of Maine Day at Statehouse

Mindy Crandall, an assistant professor of forest landscape management and economics at the University of Maine, spoke with WVII (Channel 7) about University of Maine Day at the Maine Statehouse in Augusta Jan. 29. Students, faculty and staff from UMaine, including some from the institution’s College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture and Cooperative Extension, […]

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Portrait of Jay Wasson

New Faculty: Jay Wason

Jay Wason joined the School of Forest Resources as an Assistant Professor of Forest Ecosystem Physiology this fall. What has your journey been to this point? Native of Syracuse, New York. BA from the University of Pittsburgh. PhD from State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry studying mountain spruce-fir forest responses […]

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