News & Events

EES Has Moved!

EES has moved to a newly renovated office space in 101 Nutting Hall. In addition to this development, Dr. Amanda Klemmer joined our staff in September and is teaching EES 490: Seminar in Ecology and Environmental Sciences and BIO 319: General Ecology. Dr. Klemmer is currently working with EES Director Dr. Sarah Nelson on the […]

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EES 217 Acadia Lessons Project

  The first weekend of November EES undergraduate students stayed at the Schoodic Education and Research Center at Acadia National Park for a 2.5-day intensive hands-on field research experience. After conducting their research on a small stream watershed, they presented their findings on whether changes in hydrology and road crossings are affecting connectivity of the […]

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EES Announces Leadership Changes

As of September 1, 2015,  three core staff members left their respective roles in EES: Aram Calhoun, Lindsay Seward, and John Daigle. For the last four years, Aram was a tireless advocate for EES programs and students. Under Aram’s tenure as EES Director, EES launched a new program with a centralized office to manage and […]

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Sonja Birthisel Selected for Prestigious Correll Fellowship

Sonja Birthisel, a Ph.D. student advised by Dr. Eric Gallandt in the School of Food and Agriculture, has been selected for the prestigious Correll Fellowship for the 2015-2016 academic year. The $25,000 award includes a 12 month stipend of $19,500, a tuition waiver of up to 19 credits and full health insurance during the 2015-2016 academic […]

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New Undergraduate Course Added for Fall 2015

New Course for Fall! EES 217: Acadia Lessons Project: Field Problems in EES This course is an intensive hands-on field research experience for EES majors. EES undergraduates will stay at the Schoodic Education and Research Center at Acadia National Park for a 2.5-day weekend program that will immerse them in Acadia’s rich science and cultural […]

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Leahy and Vivian Inspiration for Bucksport Wood Bank, Ellsworth

The Ellsworth American reported Paul Hansen, a Bucksport real estate agent, and several volunteers have secured the town’s permission to start a wood bank at the municipal transfer station. The wood bank would work similar to a food pantry by providing firewood to those who can’t afford or chop it themselves, according to the article. […]

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Sarah Nelson’s Research featured in Park Science

EES Faculty member Sarah Nelson is part of a nationwide research project that trains and engages citizen scientists to participate in National Park research. In particular, participants are collecting dragonfly larvae for analysis of mercury. The data are being used to test mercury contamination throughout the National Park System. This work is featured in the […]

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EES Research Awards RFP

EES is currently accepting applications for the Ecology & Environmental Sciences Research Awards. The deadline is December 1, 2014 at 4 p.m. We are accepting grant proposals from current students to support research or conference travel or direct research costs. Please direct your questions to John Daigle, EES Graduate Coordinator at jdaigle@maine.edu.  

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EES Undergraduate Research Awards RFP

The EES program is accepting grant proposals from current undergraduate students to support travel to research conferences during the current academic year. Please see the attached RFP for more information. The application deadline is January 23, 2015. For more information, please download our application: EES Undergrad Research Awards Fall 2014-15 RFP (PDF) We look forward […]

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EES Senior Sabrina Vivian and EES Faculty Jessica Leahy Author Op-Ed

EES Senior Sabrina Vivian has been working with EES and SFR faculty member Jessica Leahy on a wood bank research project. An Op-Ed co-written by Vivian and Leahy was published in today’s issue of the Bangor Daily News. To read the article: http://bangordailynews.com/2014/11/10/opinion/how-wood-banks-could-help-mainers-avoid-an-eat-or-heat-dilemma/ Great work, Sabrina!

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