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Meet Our Students - Bryan Brown

411484_10151144650987718_1516915427_oWhat year and semester did you begin EES graduate studies?
Summer 2013

What degree are you pursuing?
M.S.
    
Who is your academic advisor?
Dr. Eric Gallandt

What prior degrees do you have?
B.S. in Biology from Colby College

Why did you choose to attend grad school at UMaine? Why did you choose EES?
The past few years I’ve been alternating between my two interests of field ecology and organic agriculture. EES has provided a perfect happy medium by letting me look at farms through the lens of ecology.

Briefly describe the research project you are working on. 
I’m researching the effectiveness of various agricultural weed control systems for organic farms.

What have been your favorite classes at UMaine so far? If you are new to UMaine, which classes are you most looking forward to taking?
I’m looking forward to gaining a more solid understanding of statistics.
     
What has been your most rewarding research experience and why? If you are new to UMaine, what are your research goals?
Sampling soil from Maine’s island farms was an incredible experience.

What advice do you have for prospective graduate students?
Establish a relationship with your potential advisor(s) well before you apply.

Are you interested in mentoring undergraduates?
Absolutely.

 


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