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For Heller, ancient trash heaps hold clues to healthy future fisheries

Climate Change | Marine Sciences | Research | Signature and Emerging Areas For Heller, ancient trash heaps hold clues to healthy future fisheries At age 7, Sky Heller was captivated digging through a buried trash heap protruding from an eroding bank at her family’s farm in the foothills of Pennsylvania. “When I found out I […]

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UMaine Ph.D. student receives prestigious Switzer Environmental Fellowship

Marine Sciences | Signature and Emerging Areas UMaine Ph.D. student receives prestigious Switzer Environmental Fellowship Joshua Stoll, University of Maine Ph.D. candidate in the School of Marine Sciences, has been selected as a Switzer Environmental Fellow by the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. This year, the Switzer Foundation awarded 22 fellowships of $15,000 each for […]

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Noah Oppenheim: Lobster presentation best at ecosystem symposium

Marine Sciences | Research | Signature and Emerging Areas | Student and Alumni Stories Noah Oppenheim: Lobster presentation best at ecosystem symposium In November, Noah Oppenheim won the best student oral presentation award at the American Lobster in a Changing Ecosystem symposium in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. “Forecasting the future of the American lobster in […]

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Poliquin meets with human nutrition, food science graduate students

U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, who represents Maine’s 2nd District, met with nine University of Maine graduate students on the Orono campus in November. The students are dietetic interns studying human nutrition and food science in the School of Food and Agriculture. They are completing a public policy project as part of their degree requirements. Three […]

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Sonja Birthisel: Helping farmers prepare for a changing climate

Sonja Birthisel, Ph.D. ecology and environmental sciences student, is committed to helping farmers better understand and plan for the future, specifically challenges they may face in light of climate change. This year, Birthisel was awarded the prestigious Correll Fellowship for the 2015–16 academic year. She graduated with an M.S. in ecology and environmental sciences at […]

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Researchers study lobster shell disease to protect Maine’s iconic industry

When Sam Belknap saw “fishermen losing money despite catching record numbers of lobsters,” he knew that he had to do something to help save the industry that he has dedicated almost 20 years of his life to. Belknap, now an Anthropology and Environmental Ph.D. student, studies how environmental factors affect the lobster population. He is […]

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Ruleo Camacho: Promoting coral reef health

Ruleo Camacho, a graduate student at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, received a Young Investigator Award Honorable Mention at the 9th Florida State University Mote Symposium in October. For more information visit UMaine News.

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Doctoral student examines combat fatigue in War of 1812

Iraq War veteran Joe Miller has experienced combat and, like many other soldiers, he lives with its long-lasting effects. The doctoral history student at the University of Maine is using his personal insight and knowledge of history, as well as psychology literature on trauma, to better understand soldiers’ mental illness in the War of 1812. […]

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