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April 2018

State of the Carbon Cycle of North America

April 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
204 Nutting Hall Orono, ME United States + Google Map

The Barbara Wheatland Seminar Series presents Richard Birdsey Senior Scientist | Woods Hole Research Center Questions or for further details, please contact: Tony Guay - anthony.p.guay@maine.edu or Dan Hayes - daniel.j.hayes@maine.edu The Barbara Wheatland Seminar Series seeks to recruit prominent speakers on advanced, cutting edge research and applications of remote sensing and associated geospatial technology that relate to forestry, conservation, climate change, or other areas of concern. This series is possible thanks to generous support from the Maine Timberlands Charitable…

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The Win-win of Putting Marine Science to Work for Community Sustainability

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
354 Aubert Hall, 354 Aubert Hall
Orono, ME United States
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Polycom availability with Darling Marine Center, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, and Bigelow Laboratories. School of Marine Sciences presents Dr. Heather Deese Executive Vice President – Island Institute People who live on the islands and coast of Maine, and along shorelines the world over, can benefit tremendously from the wisdom that scientists of all stripes - from sociologists to microbiologists - can bring to bear on local challenges. Conversely, individual researchers can find it professionally rewarding and personally meaningful to…

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Mike Gold: A sustainable agriculture alum’s journey through Maine’s food system

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall orono, ME United States + Google Map

Mike Gold Crave Food Systems From Farming in Fort Kent to Johnny’s Selected Seeds, Crown of Maine, and ‘WhatsGood,’ a New Virtual Farmer’s Market, Mike Gold has thoroughly explored Maine's food system since he graduated from UMaine's sustainable agriculture program. The School of Food and Agriculture is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its sustainable agriculture program with a special seminar series. The University of Maine was the first in the nation to offer a bachelor’s degree in sustainable agriculture. The…

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Tick-borne Disease Ecology: Concerns for Forest and Public Health Alike

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall orono, ME United States + Google Map

The School of Biology and Ecology presents Dr. Scott Williams Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station Dr. Scott Williams is an Associate Scientist in the Department of Forestry and Horticulture at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. His field of expertise is wildlife biology. He has been working specifically with overabundant white-tailed deer herds and their impact on native and managed ecosystems, orchards, gardens, and landscape plantings. His current research includes the role of overabundant deer in shaping native ecosystems, specifically the interactions…

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Proposal Seminars: Small Mammal Predation and Seed Dispersal and Monarch Butterfly Fall Migration Stop-Over Locations

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
204 Nutting Hall Orono, ME United States + Google Map

The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology presents Sara Wendt & Brandon Boxler University of Maine If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call or text Scott Lindemann (425) 503-8528 to discuss your needs.  Receiving requests for accommodations at least 2 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

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May 2018

Hierarchical Modeling and Analysis of Spatial-Temporal Data in R

May 1 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Fogler Library, Classroom 1, 5729 Fogler Library
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Fogler Library & the Barbara Wheatland Geospatial Programs present Andrew Finley Associate Professor of Forest Management and Modeling Michigan State University This intermediate R workshop will explore recent advancements in hierarchical random effects models using Markov chain Monte Carlo methods with application and examples for statistical ecology. The focus is on linear and generalized linear modeling frameworks that accommodate spatial and temporal associations. Lecture and exercises offer an applied perspective on model specification, identifiability of parameters, and computational considerations for…

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Hierarchical models for sparsely sampled high-dimensional LiDAR and forest variables: An interior Alaska FIA case study

May 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
204 Nutting Hall Orono, ME United States + Google Map

The Barbara Wheatland Seminar Series presents Andrew Finley Associate Professor of Forest Management and Modeling Michigan State University Questions or for further details, please contact: Tony Guay - anthony.p.guay@maine.edu or Dan Hayes - daniel.j.hayes@maine.edu The Barbara Wheatland Seminar Series seeks to recruit prominent speakers on advanced, cutting edge research and applications of remote sensing and associated geospatial technology that relate to forestry, conservation, climate change, or other areas of concern. This series is possible thanks to generous support from the…

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Cyanotoxins in the Arctic: transfer of cyanotoxins in Greenlandic lake and riparian food webs

May 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall orono, ME United States + Google Map

The School of Biology and Ecology presents Dr. Jessica Trout-Hany Dartmouth Host: Robert Northington    

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