News & Events

EES Ambassadors

EES Ambassadors are undergraduate students that meet with prospective students on campus, on the phone, and by email to discuss their experiences with EES and life at UMaine. They typically offer prospective students’ insight into clubs they can join, ways to find research opportunities on campus, and what the typical class schedule in EES looks […]

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EES News and Updates

Lots of changes and updates for EES over the past few months. Over the past year, the EES administrative office and the office of Kate Ruskin, Undergraduate Coordinator, moved from Nutting Hall to Bryand Global Sciences Center. We extend an invitation to drop by 111 Bryand to see our new home! EES welcomes Dr. Peter […]

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Sarah Vogel to Join as EES Graduate Student Representative

We are pleased to welcome Sarah Vogel as our new EES Graduate Student Representative. After receiving her MS at UMaine in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology, Vogel now joins the EES program to complete her Ph.D. During her time at UMaine, she found a second family among the students, faculty, and staff, […]

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Stephanie Shea Steps Down as EES Graduate Student Representative

EES Ph.D. student Stephanie Shea, who has served as EES Graduate Student Representative for several semesters, has stepped down as she completes her degree. She first joined UMaine’s graduate student government because she wanted to both become more involved on a day-to-day basis and to foster social and academic collaborations across different departments. During her […]

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Jess Wibby

Study Abroad Interview: Jessica Wibby

This past fall, EES Ambassador and third-year student Jessica Wibby, who has a concentration in marine ecosystems and a minor in climate science, studied abroad in Norwich, England at the University of East Anglia. Because Wibby had enjoyed traveling with her family, one of her goals, when she enrolled in college, was to experience a […]

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EES Graduate Students Enjoy Baxter Camping Trip

The 3rd Annual EES camping trip at Baxter State Park was a huge success, drawing about 30 graduate students for a weekend team-building experience in one of Maine’s most pristine and majestic locations.   Rookie and Veteran EESers gathered to share in project/program discussions, hiking adventures, meals, smores, and games around the campfire at a secluded […]

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Alumni Profile: Caroline Booth

Caroline Booth graduated with a B.S. in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, with a concentration in forest ecosystems, in May 2019. During her time at UMaine, she was involved in a diverse array of extracurricular opportunities and academic research. As a freshman, Caroline was a part of Blue for Peru, a campus service trip organization, which […]

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Undergrad Spotlight: Patrick Hurley

Patrick Hurley is a senior EES with a concentration in Aquatics and Wetlands Ecology, a minor in Sustainable Food Systems, and is in the Honors College. As a Maine Land & Sea Grant University, UMaine provides students with numerous research opportunities and experiences, and many students find their passion and drive through these avenues. For […]

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Graduate Spotlight: Hannah Webber

Hannah Webber is a second-year EES Ph.D. student researching rockweed food web ecology. Her work is part of a larger project, Conserving Rockweed Animal Systems for Sustainable Harvest (CRASSH). “Rockweed is a fascinating foundation species,” says Webber. “Altogether, the CRASSH team research is piecing together an understanding of how this branching intertidal algae affects its […]

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EES Faculty News

In addition to our incoming students, EES has some new faces joining its faculty this academic year.  EES’s new Interim Director is Dr. Brian Olsen. Dr. Olsen is replacing Dr. Sarah Nelson, who left the university in September to become the Director of Research at the Appalachian Mountain Club. Congratulations, Dr. Nelson, and welcome, Dr. […]

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