Student News

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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