Lab Members (Evo-Doers)

PhD Opportunity – Ecological Genetics of Maine Fishes

  Position: PhD Graduate Assistantship – Ecological Genetics of Maine Fishes Location: Kinnison Lab, University of Maine, School of Biology and Ecology, ( Responsibilities: Conduct a doctoral dissertation incorporating two large datasets of genetic, trait, ecological and management histories of two fish species in Maine.  These include a unique 15-year dataset of genetic, trait, limnological, […]

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A frog and two salamanders from a vernal pool in Maine

Zach and Jared Write Bangor Daily News Article on Vernal Pools

Zach and Jared teamed up to write a local newspaper article discussing the vibrant life found in vernal pools across Maine and how the unique nature of these pools can nurture healthier forests and waterways.  Also check out the really nice amphibian pictures by Kristine Hoffman (including the photo featured here).  Jared is conducting major […]

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Maine lake in early spring

Zach Writes News Column on Lake Effects of Early Spring

Zach Wood has started writing a public interest column on aquatic ecology and other themes for the Bangor Daily News!  Check out his first article on implications of this year’s early spring for Maine’s lakes.  In this article Zach explains how an early spring can change lake dynamics by causing longer and stronger lake stratification. During stratification, […]

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Zach Wood Tackles The Ecology and Evolution of Everything

Zachary Wood took the reigns at today’s Ecology and Evolution of Everything (EEE) Lunch group.  Rumor has it he took the name of the discussion group too literally and attempted to present an individual-based model of the ecology and evolution of everything. OK, it wasn’t quite that encompassing, but it came closer than most eco-evolutionary dynamics models […]

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BBC Radio 4 Documentary on ‘Unnatural Selection’

An interview with Dr. Kinnison is included in the new BBC Radio 4 documentary ‘Unnatural Selection’ with host Dr. Adam Hart.  Mike talks about how harvest drives faster trait changes in wild populations than in more natural contexts and highlights some neat research by David Philipp’s and Jason Vokoun’s labs on evolution of reduced aggressiveness in bass […]

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Jared Homola Awarded Waldron Fellowship

Congratulations to Jared Homola for being awarded one of only two Janet Waldron Doctoral Research Fellowships available in this year’s campus-wide competition.  This is one of, if not the, most competitive fellowships offered by the University of Maine and is awarded in large part based on a graduate student’s past and anticipated scholarship.  Jared’s many publications, presentations […]

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