NOW RECRUITING! The University of Maine seeks outstanding applicants for a National Science Foundation-funded graduate research traineeship program that will prepare the next generation of conservation leaders. These scholars will integrate biophysical and social sciences in collaborative, engaged, and solutions-driven research, professional development, and coursework.
Welcome to the NRT: Enhancing Conservation Science and Practice program at the University of Maine.
NRT stands for National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Traineeship, a program that supports the preparation of future leaders in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce. The NSF funds NRT programs in a range of STEM fields around the country, including three such programs at UMaine: Enhancing Conservation Science and Practice (this program), One Health and the Environment, and Systems Approaches to Understanding and Navigating the New Arctic (SAUNNA).
The goal of the Enhancing Conservation Science and Practice NRT is to train the next generation of interdisciplinary environmental conservation leaders. The coursework, research, and community engagement central to the NRT program will equip the next generation of leaders with the skills necessary to address the challenges presented by global and local changes in environmental, social, economic, and climatic conditions.
Program News and Announcements
NRT trainee Michelle de Leon’s essay on resilience published in Spire
Megan Leach, MS Thesis Proposal — Human Dimensions of Vernal Pool Conservation in Maine: Implications for Conservation Partnerships; March 30, 2022 at 3:00pm
New study by NRT trainee Alyssa Soucy examines perceptions of barriers to climate change adaptation
New publication by NRT trainee Alyssa Soucy assesses forest industry vulnerability to climate change