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MPBN’s “Maine Things Considered” Features SSI Graduate Student

SSI Doctoral Student Kristine Hoffman was featured on MPBN’s “Maine Things Considered” radio show on August 5, discussing some of the unusual findings from her vernal pool research. Kristine is a team member on the Protecting Natural Resources at the Community Scale project. To read the full MPBN story or listen to a podcast of […]

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SSI Researcher Interviewed for Kennebec Journal

SSI researcher Jessica Leahy was interviewed for an article in the Kennebec Journal that appeared July 13, 2013. Leahy, Associate Professor of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources in the UMaine School of Forest Resources, discussed Maine’s Great Ponds Act which allows open access to undeveloped lands in Maine for hunting and fishing. Leahy said in […]

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Vernal Pool Research Continues with New NSF Grant

Researchers from SSI’s Protecting Natural Resources at the Community Scale (Vernal Pool) team have been awarded  a grant from the NSF Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) program for their project, “Of Pools and People: Small Natural Features with Large Ecosystem Functions in Urbanizing Landscapes. ”  This 4-year project was funded for $1.49M and […]

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SSI Doctoral Student the Focus of News Story about the Blue Spotted Salamander

SSI Doctoral Student Kristine Hoffman was featured recently in a news broadcast on Bangor TV stations Fox 22 and ABC 7.  The story highlights Kristine’s research focusing on the conservation and habitat of the blue spotted salamander (Ambystoma laterale). Kristine is looking at the breeding ecology, habitat selection and life histories of  blue-spotted salamanders, including […]

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SSI Focus of July 5 Bangor Daily News Op-Ed

UMaine President Paul Ferguson and SSI Director David Hart contributed an op-ed that appeared in the July 5th edition of Bangor Daily News. The piece, titled “How UMaine is Driving Sustainability, Research”, discussed the role of initiatives like SSI in facilitating economic growth in the state and in preparing students to take leadership roles in […]

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SSI Researchers on WERU’s “Talk of the Towns”

SSI researchers Shaleen Jain and Esperanza Stancioff joined City of Ellsworth planner Michelle Gagnon, and city manager Michelle Beal for a guest panel on WERU Community Radio’s  “Talk of the Towns”.  The topic of discussion for the show was the role of sustainability science in helping coastal regions increasingly intense and frequent storms.  A podcast […]

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SSI Researcher from UNE Nets a 250lb Sturgeon in the Saco River

University of New England associate professor James Sulikowski, a researcher on the SSI project “Sustaining Quality of Place in the Saco River Estuary through Community Based Ecosystem Management“, netted a 7 foot long, 250lb Atlantic sturgeon as part of his SSI research on the Saco river. See full Bangor Daily News article…

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Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in New Hampshire

May 28th, 2013 Researchers at the Mitchell Center’s Sustainability Solutions Initiative are closely watching the movement of an invasive beetle known as the emerald ash borer (EAB). The beetle has recently been discovered in New Hampshire’s ash trees and now poses a serious threat to Maine. According to the USDA Forest Service, EAB was introduced […]

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Two UMaine Sophomores Win George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship

May 28th, 2013 Two University of Maine sophomores have been named winners of the George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship and will study abroad in Ireland as part of the student exchange program. George J. Mitchell Scholars Gwendolyn Beacham and Lorna Harriman will each spend a semester at the University College Cork in Ireland. The scholarship […]

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