News & Events

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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EES Graduate Students Receive Awards

EES graduate students have been receiving some well-deserved recognition. The Center of Undergraduate Research (CUGR) hosted its annual symposium at the Bangor Cross Insurance Center April 10. Graduate students Jennifer Smith-Mayo, Rafa Tasnim and Joe Mohan won the Graduate Interdisciplinary Research Poster Award. Isaac Sheppard and Catherine Hamley received Chase Distinguished Research Fellowships, which are […]

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EES Faculty Member Updates

EES Faculty members are on the move. Dr. Hamish Greig, our Assistant Director and Graduate Coordinator, was awarded promotion and tenure in the School of Biology and Ecology. Congratulations, Associate Professor Greig! Dr. Katharine Ruskin, EES lecturer and Undergraduate Coordinator, was awarded the 2019 Second Century Stewardship Fellowship. This program was launched by the National […]

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