UMaine researchers awarded 2023 CERF Achievement Award

The Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) announced that associate professors Lauren Ross and Sean Smith received the 2023 Donald W. Pritchard Outstanding Physical Oceanography Paper Award for “Coastal Hydrodynamics and Timescales in Meso-Macrotidal Estuaries in the Gulf of Maine: a Model Study.” Ross and Smith co-authored the paper with Sohaib Alahmed, former UMaine student and graduate […]

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Andy Reeve peatlands

UMaine researchers explore the power in peatlands

Peatlands are a treasure trove of organic material. Researchers at the University of Maine are using their knowledge of hydrogeology and computer modeling to understand exactly what these overlooked areas contribute to the greater environment and how to ethically manage them. read more

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USA Today interviews Birkel about accurately measuring global warming

USA Today interviewed Maine State Climatologist Sean Birkel for a fact checking article titled “April 1895 v. April 2023 temperature comparison does not disprove climate change.” According to Birkel, also assistant professor with a joint appointment at University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the UMaine Climate Change Institute, determining whether global warming has occurred by comparing […]

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Dartmouth Alumni Magazine features Edward Grew – class of 1966

The Dartmouth Alumni Magazine has featured School of Earth and Climate Sciences Research Professor Edward Grew in the May-June 2023 issue. Grew was a class of 1966 geology major at Dartmouth prior to his Ph.D. at Harvard in 1971. The Dartmouth Alumni Profile was written by Lizzy Strapp, Dartmouth Class of 2025. The magazine commissioned […]

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Three UMaine graduate students receive Phi Kappa Phi research grants

Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society, has awarded graduate research grants to three University of Maine students. Emma Erwin, a Ph.D. student in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences; Elizabeth Leclerc, an interdisciplinary Ph.D. student with the Department of Anthropology and the Climate Change Institute; and Dylan […]

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UMaine Climate Change Institute announces 2023 Harold W. Borns Jr. Symposium award winners

The University of Maine Climate Change Institute has announced the graduate students who won awards for their research presentations during the 2023 Harold W. Borns Jr. Symposium. Ph.D. student Alessandro Mereghetti won first place for best overall talk for his presentation titled “Reconstructing Extinct Herbivore Community Structure Through High-Resolution Coprolite Analysis: An Insight into the […]

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UMaine faculty, staff and students involved with 2023 Maine Science Festival

University of Maine faculty, staff and students will present at and be involved in a number of events at the Maine Science Festival (MSF), a program of the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor and will include more than 70 events and activities, that will take place March 22–26. Additional UMaine presenters — particularly those involved […]

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Seth Campbell

Campbell receives over $1 million in NSF grants for polar research, education program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Seth Campbell, associate professor at the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and Climate Change Institute, with $1,001,174 over two prestigious grants that will fund research about Alaska and Canada glacier change and connect hundreds of low-income high school students and first-generation college students with polar research. NSF funded […]

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Campell speaks to media about polar health screenings

Seth Cambell, associate professor at the University of Maine School of Earth and Climate Sciences and Climate Change Institute, was quoted by Science and E&E News about unfair practices in the polar Physical Qualification, or PQ, process. The comprehensive medical screening is required for scientists and support staff whose deployment to the Antarctic and Arctic regions is funded by […]

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Martin Yates

UMaine geologist helps identify critical minerals in northern Maine

In his career as a University of Maine geologist, Martin Yates has been recruited to help investigate geologic anomalies, but none like the one found last year on Pennington Mountain in Aroostook County. His work contributed to a major discovery of critical mineral resources of rare earth elements and trace metals that was the first of its […]

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A glacier on Mount Speke in the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda

UMaine leads study of Ugandan glaciers that unravels 20,000-year-old geological mystery

Ancient geological discrepancies can not only puzzle scientists, but can also lead to revelations about our present climate once they are solved. An international team led by a University of Maine researcher has uncovered a 20,000-year-old geological mystery in Uganda that will inform how scientists understand the relationship between glaciers, sea level temperatures and precipitation […]

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