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Landmark Watershed Study

EES Faculty Member Ivan Fernandez is co-leading a landmark whole-watershed manipulation project to study effects of acid precipitation. Read more about the study and its impacts on our understanding of forest soil and water quality in Maine’s North Woods in the Summer 2012 issue of UMaine Today.    

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Ecologist Examining Loss of Native Bees Frank Drummond, EES Faculty member and UMaine professor of insect ecology, has received $3.3 million as part of a larger $6.6 million grant-funded regional study of native bees, which are necessary and critical players in fruit and berry crop pollination in the Northeast. For the full article, visit http://umaine.edu/news/blog/2012/06/27/ecologist-examining-loss-of-native-bees/ […]

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Ecologist Examining Loss of Native Bees

EES Faculty member and University of Maine professor of insect ecology Frank Drummond has received $3.3 million as part of a larger $6.6 million grant-funded regional study of native bees, which are necessary and critical players in fruit and berry crop pollination in the Northeast. For the full story, visit the UMaine News Blog.

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Fernandez Watershed Research Featured in UMaine Today

More than a quarter-century ago, University of Maine geochemist Stephen Norton, forest soils scientist Ivan Fernandez and colleagues wrote a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant proposal that launched a landmark whole-watershed manipulation project to study effects of acid precipitation. Norton, a national expert on acid rain, and his research team identified the perfect spot in […]

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Margaret Burns Wins 2012 Boyle Prize

Maggie Burns, EES 2012 with a concentration in Environmental Sciences, was awarded the John F. Boyle Prize in Ecology and Environmental Sciences on April 25 at a ceremony held at the University Club. The award is given each year to the top graduating senior in Ecology and Environmental Sciences. Maggie’s advisor Ivan Fernandez wrote in […]

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NSFA 2012 Faculty Awards Announced

Two EES faculty members were recipients of the 2012 NSFA Faculty Awards. NSFA Outstanding Public Service Award—2012 Robert J. Lilieholm, E.L. Giddings Associate Professor of Forest Policy School of Forest Resources Rob Lilieholm’s primary focus is on forest economics and policy, important areas in the most heavily forested state in the nation. His commitment to […]

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Laura Wood Wins both 2010 Bickford and Boyle Prizes

The John F. Boyle Prize recognizes the top graduating senior in the Ecology and Environmental Sciences program.  This year’s winner was Laura Wood from Scarborough, Maine.  Like Julia McGuire in 2006, Laura also won the Bickford Prize, emblematic of the top student in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. Laura’s summer experiences reflect […]

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2009 John F. Boyle Prize

The Boyle Prize is awarded each year to the top graduating Seniors in the EES program.  Endowed by family and friends of John F. Boyle and by EES program faculty members and Alumni, the prize is emblematic of significant academic accomplishment by young environmental professionals.  This year’s Boyle Prize was shared by Mary Beth Parent and Steve […]

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Steve Fletcher Wins 2009 Dunham Prize

EES Senior Steve Fletcher was awarded the Dunham Prize, one of the top awards in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture.   Steve was graduated in May with a B.S. in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Concentration in Soil and Water Sciences.  Steve’s advisor was Dr. Sue Erich in the Department of Plant, Soil, and […]

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Laura Wood Named Udall Scholar

We were excited to learn that Laura Wood, Junior from Scarborough, Maine is one of two UMaine students to be named a 2009 Morris K. Udall Scholar.  The Udall Scholarship is the top national recognition for students pursuing environmental studies at American colleges and universities.  Congratulations Laura!

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