News & Events

Vernal Pool Conservation

Vernal Pool Conservation Monday, July 14th, 2014 A new article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) documents nearly 15 years of vernal pools research and management by the University of Maine’s Aram Calhoun who is leading an interdisciplinary team at the Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI), a program of the Sen. George […]

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Rob Lilieholm featured in Bangor Daily News Op-Ed

Dr. Robert Lilieholm was featured in a Bangor Daily News Op-Ed published July 11, 2014, “Bay to Baxter: As the Penobscot River changes, so must we”.  Dr. Lilieholm is  E.L. Giddings professor of forest policy at UMaine, and an EES faculty member. To read the Op-Ed: http://bangordailynews.com/2014/07/11/opinion/contributors/bay-to-baxter-as-the-penobscot-river-changes-so-must-we/?ref=search

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Sarah Nelson Joins EES Staff

EES is pleased to announce that Sarah Nelson, Associate Research Professor with the Senator George J. Mitchell Center and School of Forest Resources will join the EES staff for the 2014-2015 academic year. This fall Dr. Nelson will teach EES 117: Introduction to Ecology and Environmental Sciences. During the spring semester, Sarah will teach EES […]

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New Requirement for Grads: INT 601 Responsible Conduct of Research

The UMaine Graduate School recently instituted a policy such that all graduate students pursuing a thesis that are admitted as of September 2014 must include the one-credit course INT 601 Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) on their program of study. This course is also required for all current students funded by NSF, NIH and other […]

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Syd Cheney Awarded 2014 Boyle Prize

Syd Cheney, EES 2014 with a concentration in Ecosystem Ecology, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the John F. Boyle Prize in Ecology and Environmental Sciences. The prize is issued each year to the top graduating senior in Ecology and Environmental Sciences. Syd began her college career at a small liberal arts college […]

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Benjamin Blais Wins First Annual Boyle Associates Scholarship

Benjamin Blais, a fourth year student in Ecology and Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Sustainability, Environmental Policy, and Natural Resource Management and a minor in Renewable Energy Science and Technology , was selected as the first annual recipient of the Boyle Associates Scholarship. The Boyle Associates Scholarship was founded in 2013 to recognize meritorious undergraduates […]

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Second Annual Stantec Scholarships Awarded

Three EES students were awarded the Stantec Consulting Scholarship in recognition of their scholarly achievements. The Stantec Consulting Scholarship Fund was established at the University of Maine in 2012 with a gift from Stantec Consulting. The fund provides financial assistance to meritorious full-time undergraduate student(s) at the University of Maine who are majoring in Ecology […]

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Making Sense of Maple Syrup

Understanding more about the relationship between weather and maple sap flow, and how Maine syrup producers will adapt to climate change is the focus of research being conducted by a University of Maine graduate student. Jenny Shrum, a Ph.D. candidate in the ecology and environmental sciences graduate program in the UMaine School of Biology and […]

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EES Director Aram Calhoun to Discuss Vernal Pool Conservation

Department of Wildlife Ecology & Ecology and Environmental Sciences Program present… Aram J.K. Calhoun  University of Maine Professor of Wetland Ecology and Director of Ecology & Environmental Sciences Program Vernal Pool Conservation: Merging Science and Policy Monday, November 25th Room 204 Nutting Hall 12:00 PM Please contact Kris Hoffmann (kristine.hoffmann@maine.edu; 978.660.7991) to make arrangements to […]

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News: Spring 2014 Courses

EES Students and Advisors should be aware of several classes being offered Spring 2014 that will be of interest to EES undergraduates. EES 200: Introduction to Safety and Environmental Management EES 450: Principles of Environmental Science with Prof. Bruce Wiersma (PDF) EES 397/EES 590-002: The Camden Conference The Global Politics of Food and Water EES […]

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