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Research Partnerships

Research partnerships internal to UMaine

School of Economics faculty are connected to a wide range of research units and organization across the entire University of Maine.

FBRI-Institute-logoJonathan Rubin and Kathleen Bell are members of the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute working on the economics of biofuels and bioproducts.

 

Gary HuntAdvanced Structures & Composites Center Logo is cooperating faculty at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, working on offshore wind energy economics and AFRI cellulose-to-algae bio-oil economics.

SSI logoAs members of the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, Kathleen Bell, Caroline Noblet, Mario TeislTim Waring, and Travis Blackmer research policies and programs to enhance economic, social and environmental sustainability.

 

SeaNet-Logo-CMYKSEANET balances social concerns with the health of coastal ecosystems to create an economically viable aquaculture industry.  Faculty involved include Mario Teisl, Caroline Noblet, Xuan Chen, and Keith Evans.

 

Center for Research on Sustainable Forests LogoMario Teisl and Kathleen Bell are members of the Center for Research on Sustainable Forests, working on environmental marketing approaches for forest products and changing of the economics of forest landscapes.

 

School of Policy & International Affairs LogoGeorge Criner, Gary Hunt, Jonathan Rubin and Mario Teisl are cooperating faculty in the School of Policy and International Affairs; they teach and work on international economic and environmental issues.

 

Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center Logo Jonathan Rubin, and Phil Trostel are faculty of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center; they research a variety of public policy issues.

 

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One of 33 NOAA Sea Grant programs throughout coastal and Great Lake States, Sea Grant Maine works on topics related to Maine’s coastal communities. Faculty involved include Mario Teisl, Caroline Noblet, James McConnon, Todd Gabe, Xuan Chen, Keith Evans, and Kathleen Bell.

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Several faculty are involved in Maine EPSCoR’s SEANET program, including Mario Teisl, Caroline Noblet, James McConnon, Todd Gabe, Xuan Chen, and Keith Evans.

 

TMaine Agricultural & Forest Experiment Station Logohe majority of faculty have been involved with the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station, whose aim is to study agriculture and food sciences, forestry and wood products, fisheries and aquaculture, wildlife, outdoor recreation, and rural economic development.

Research partnerships external to UMaine

SOE faculty work with researchers affiliated with several government and research institutions:

U.S. Agencies

  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Energy

State agencies

  • Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention
  • Maine Public Utilities Commission
  • Maine Department of Environmental Protection
  • Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
  • Maine National Guard
  • Maine Department of Marine Resources

Industry/Non-profits

  • Eastern Maine Health Care System
  • Acadia Hospital
  • Symphony Health Solutions
  • Island Institute
  • Maine Development Foundation
  • over 30 Maine municipalities
  • Natural Resources Council of Maine
  • Maine Food Strategy
  • Maine Healthy Beaches

Other U.S. Universities

  • University of New Hampshire
  • The Ohio State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Bates, Bowdoin and Colby Colleges
  • Iowa State University
  • College of the Atlantic

International

  • France: University of Montpellier; French National Institute for Agricultural Research; Joint Research Unit in Public Economics – AgroParisTech
  • Croatia: The Institute of Economics Zagreb