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Maine-eDNA: Expanding research capacity in the state of Maine

With a new Track-1 grant from the National Science Foundation, comes new funding, new faculty and new research. Maine EPSCoR’s newest Track-1 Grant, titled Molecule to Ecosystem: Environmental DNA as a Nexus for Coastal Ecosystem Sustainability for Maine (ME-eDNA), is bringing environmental DNA research to the pine tree state, and positioning Maine as a national […]

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Meet Maine-eDNA: Sam Silverbrand, Graduate Research Assistant

Samantha (Sam) Silverbrand is a Masters student in Marine Biology and a Graduate Research Assistant on the Maine-eDNA project who is working in Mike Kinnison’s lab at the University of Maine. She has begun research on sediment eDNA (or sedDNA) and has collected four lake cores for further developing sedDNA approaches. The four lakes include […]

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SEANET’s Legacy: The impact of interdisciplinary aquaculture research on the state of Maine

The Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network In January 2020, Maine EPSCoR’s Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 1 project, the Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET), was officially completed. However, the legacy of the program will live on through the continued interdisciplinary research carried out by institutions such as the Aquaculture Research Institute (ARI), which is SEANET’s named legatee. […]

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Student Stories: Andrew Goode

The ocean has shaped Andrew Goode. At a young age, he became the first lobsterman in his family. He continues to haul lobsters to this day and that gives him a better understanding of the interconnection between the ocean and society. It’s ultimately what convinced him to study the ocean environment. The many branches of […]

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