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Researcher Reflections with Kristina Cammen

Helping inform decisions about how we value, protect, and utilize our coastal marine resources This series of brief articles will appear in the E-Newsletter from time to time to highlight the amazing researchers  who work with us on our interdisciplinary, stakeholder-engaged, solutions-oriented projects. Kristina Cammen is an assistant professor in the School of Marine Sciences and […]

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Developing Partnerships with Wabanaki Tribal Nations

Darren Ranco reflects on ten years of building a pathway of collaboration between university researchers, students, and Wabanaki Tribal Nations Ten years ago, Darren Ranco arrived at UMaine’s Department of Anthropology to serve as Chair of the Native American Programs and Coordinator of Native American Research. He also joined the National Science Foundation’s newly-launched Sustainability […]

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Shayla Miller: Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Shayla Miller joined Allison Gardner, associate professor of Biology and Ecology, in her project studying the relationship between tick abundance and trail proximity in Acadia National Park. The project integrates data from biological, climate, and social science research that can be used to identify ecological and social and cultural factors that influence the risk of human […]

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Undergraduates from Across the U.S. Join Mitchell Center Faculty for Research Opportunities

Faculty from the Mitchell Center were at the core of this summer’s National Science Foundation-sponsored ‘One Health and the Environment’ summer research program for undergraduates. These competitive ‘Research Experiences for Undergraduates’ programs(REUs) are for undergraduates studying science, engineering, or mathematics and are hosted at various universities. UMaine received an REU award in early 2019 and this summer hosted ten undergraduates […]

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After Last Year’s Poor Harvest, Mainers Work To Help Clam Fisheries Bounce Back

Maine Public August 8, 2019 By Fred Bever After Last Year’s Poor Harvest, Mainers Work To Help Clam Fisheries Bounce Back This Maine Public article discusses the collaborative work Mitchell Center researchers are conducting with clam harvesters, state and local officials, and conservationists to help Maine’s clam fishery bounce back. The article includes comments from […]

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Weiskittel Receives NSF Grant for Forest Ecosystem Integrity, Resilience Data

Full article available from UMaine News… Compiling data to better assess, understand and forecast complex forest landscape changes is the goal of a four-year, multidisciplinary regional project led by the University of Maine. The project was awarded $6 million from the National Science Foundation, with $3 million contingent on project progress and availability of funds. […]

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Katahdin Community Resilience Survey

Katahdin Community Resilience Survey 2019 now live The Katahdin Indicators team is currently asking anybody who lives or works in the wider Katahdin Region to fill out the survey that is designed to better understand resident’s views of community and economic well-being in the region. Even if you filled out the survey in 2018, we’d still […]

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IURC Announces 2019 Award Winners

The Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Collaborative (IURC) grant program recently announced four award winners for 2019 projects, all led by Mitchell Center members. Funded projects involve teams of two or more faculty members from different disciplines with primarily undergraduate researchers working in areas of interest. The IURC is funded by UMaine’s Office of the Vice President for Research and […]

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Dr. Roy Goes to Washington

Postdoctoral fellow Sam Roy meets with Maine’s Congressional delegation For Sam Roy, his second visit to Capitol Hill to promote the work of the Mitchell Center and gather support for the reauthorization of the Water Resources Research Act (WRRA) was the charm. He first went to Capitol Hill two years ago and had to learn […]

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