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Extreme weather
Extreme weather
Researchers look at the effects of a changing environment on Maine’s marine waterways, croplands and municipalities
Lobster and Marine Fisheries Research
Lobster and Marine Fisheries Research
The current success of Maine’s lobster fishery is a gilded trap that could threaten the coast’s social and economic underpinnings
Record of stability from Antarctica ice cores
Record of stability from Antarctica ice cores
The Mt. Moulton record does not hint at any of the dramatic climate-related changes now projected for Antarctica
Fueling the Ocean
Fueling the Ocean
Calanus finmarchicus research is leading to better understanding of how the copepods power the Gulf of Maine ecosystem
Seeing the Light
Seeing the Light
Marine optics research has the potential to tell us more about what lies beneath
Nurturing Nori
Nurturing Nori
Marine biology Ph.D. student Nic Blouin is studying the reproductive biology of red algae as part of ongoing research exploring the viability of commercially cultivating the sea vegetable.
Hot Spot
Hot Spot
Polar glaciologists Gordon Hamilton and Leigh Sterns are using high-tech equipment, including NASA satellite technology, to better measure the magnitude and distribution of changes in the Greenland ice sheet.
Ancient Elephants in Antarctica
Ancient Elephants in Antarctica
Glacial geologist Brenda Hall is studying the remains of prehistoric elephant seals in an effort to better understand climate change.
On the Brink
On the Brink
Climate Change Institute Director Paul Mayewski offers his perspectives on global climate change, the science that's getting closer to predicting its future and what our changing climate means to us.
Moving Mountains
Moving Mountains
Geodynamicist Peter Koons is a world leader in understanding the interactions among tectonics, surface evolution and climate change. His models characterizing the evolution of the landscape could one day forecast how the Earth will respond to changes to come.
Turbulent Lives
Turbulent Lives
UMaine researchers study the role of diverse cell shapes in phytoplankton ecology
Taking Stock
Taking Stock
Yong Chen has developed complex, cutting-edge computer modeling to assess the stocks of a variety of marine species--from lobsters to sea cucumbers.
 


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