News & Events

Michaela Murray, a rising senior in EES, recently attended the joint conference of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS) and the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS) in Madison, Wisconsin. This year’s theme was “Agroecoprospect: The Politics of Integrating Values, Food, and Farming” and also featured dozens of presentations relating […]

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Research team led by Gardner and Sponarski awarded $1.17 million to protect Maine forest workers from tick-borne diseases

MaineBiz recently reported that a research project led by EES faculty affiliates Allison Gardner, an assistant professor of arthropod vector biology with the School of Biology and Ecology, and Carly Sponarski, an assistant professor of human dimensions of wildlife and fisheries conservation with the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology, has been awarded $1.17 […]

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Eos: Earth and Space Science News reports on study by EES grad student

 Eos: Earth and Space Science News reported on a study led by Amanda Gavin, an ecology and environmental sciences graduate student at the University of Maine. The study investigated the effects of acid rain and climate change on freshwater lakes. The researchers analyzed a subset of high-elevation Maine lakes, which are more sensitive to environmental change […]

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University of Maine announces spring 2018 Dean’s List

The University of Maine recognized 2,214 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the spring 2018 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 40 are EES students. Listed below are EES students who received Dean’s List honors for spring 2018, completing 12 or more credit hours in the semester and earning a grade point average […]

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Field Study Fund Meets Goal and Honors Alumnus

The EES Field Study Fund campaign, launched in fall of 2017 with the help of a generous matching gift from retired School of Economics faculty and EES founding Undergraduate Coordinator Mark Anderson and his spouse Lorraine Ostergren, has been fully endowed. Thanks to many generous donations from friends, faculty, and alumni of EES, we exceeded […]

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EES welcomes new faculty

EES is pleased to announce that seven faculty members from a range of academic units across campus joined EES as affiliated faculty in the 2017-2018 academic year. They are Damian Brady, Assistant Professor of Marine Sciences, School of Marine Sciences; Adam Daigneault, Assistant Professor of Forest, Conservation, and Recreation Policy, School of Forest Resources; Bridie McGreavy, Assistant […]

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Master’s student DeFranco awarded Canadian-American Center Fellowships

Master’s student Elyse DeFranco was recently awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) from UMaine’s Canadian-American Center.  She is spending the first weeks of summer in a French language immersion course at the Université Laval in Quebec City to prepare for her fieldwork for her Master’s thesis later this summer. She also received an […]

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EES students recognized at spring awards ceremonies

Congratulations to all of our award winners for their scholarly achievements! Over 30 outstanding EES undergraduate and graduate students were honored at award ceremonies across campus this spring. EES granted scholarships to the following students at a special Scholarship and Leadership celebration on April 17: Val Watson received The John F. Boyle Prize in Ecology […]

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Anderson Kick Starts Field Study Fund

A generous contribution from retired School of Economics faculty member and EES founding Undergraduate Coordinator and Instructor Mark Anderson and his spouse Lorraine Ostergren has helped launch the EES Field Study Fund. Anderson and Ostergren have generously offered to match every donation — up to $5,000 — that comes to UMaine in support of the […]

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