Student News

Western Passage tidal power

Interdisciplinary multi-institution research collaboration, stakeholder engagement through Western Passage project The Western Passage – located between Eastport, Maine and Canada – is a highly turbulent, biologically active, and socially relevant ecosystem in Eastern Maine considered one of the best locations for tidal power nationwide. Kristina Cammen, assistant professor of marine mammal science, works alongside a […]

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Gift to fund lobster research

A $75,000 gift from two seafood companies will fund a fourth field season for a University of Maine deep-water lobster settlement monitoring program. The deep-water research is an extension of the American Lobster Settlement Index, which was initiated in 1989 by Rick Wahle, a research professor in the School of Marine Sciences who was named director […]

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Ross to give estuary talk June 4

BAR HARBOR — Lauren Ross will discuss the dynamics of Trenton’s Jordan River estuary June 4 at 4:10 p.m. at the College of the Atlantic. The free public talk, part of the Human Ecology Forum, will be held in the McCormick Lecture Hall. The Jordan River is host to both mussel and clam harvesting activities. […]

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Boyd interviewed about caterpillars

Karla Boyd, a University of Maine graduate student and research assistant in the School of Biology and Ecology, was interviewed by WVII (Channel 7) for a report about browntail moth caterpillars in the state. According to UMaine researchers, browntail moth caterpillar webs have been spotted in Bangor, Orono and Old Town. The forest caterpillars attack trees and […]

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Loss of native MDI plants

Areas across the Northeast have lost an average of one-fourth of their local plant biodiversity in the last 50 to 150 years. Certain plant families had even higher rates of loss, says Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Maine. When her research team compared 19th century botanical records from Mount Desert […]

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Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference

The Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference will be held at the beautiful University of Maine campus in Orono, ME, from May 30 to June 1, 2019. Please join us for a series of events, panels, presentations, and concerts celebrating the unique history of Maine, its peoples, culture, politics, art and music. Please see our program for a complete […]

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UMaine turns wood into oil

At some point, growing up here in Maine, we’ve all heard the term “yankee ingenuity”. But up in Old Town, some researchers, in conjunction with the University of Maine at Orono, are pushing that concept to the limits. And pretty much all of the world stands to benefit. The short story, is that they’re taking wood […]

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Michelle Volk tracks tick invasion

This story was originally written by Vivien Leigh for News Center Maine. ORONO, Maine — New data from researchers at the University of Maine is confirming what scientists have feared all along — that ticks are surviving extremely harsh conditions in Aroostook County. This county is the only remaining county in the state where deer ticks that […]

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2019 Graduate Student Government (GSG) Summer Research Fellowships

History of GSG Research Fellowships In 2018, the Graduate Student Government (GSG), in conjunction with the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School (VPRDGS), launched a new summer fellowship program to be coordinated by the GSG, with the support of the Graduate School. A total of $45,000 in stipend support was promised […]

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UMaine receives biomass grant

This story was originally written for Village Soup. WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine, a co-founder of the Senate Working Forests Caucus, applauded a U.S. Forest Service announcement that GO Lab Inc. of Belfast and the University of Maine in Orono have each been awarded $250,000. The awards are from the […]

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