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BDN reports on UMaine study of effective climate change discussions

The Bangor Daily News shared a University of Maine news release highlighting the results of a new study of tourism and climate change in Acadia National Park led by former UMaine Ph.D. student Lydia Horne. The study revealed that communicating understanding the impacts of climate change on park visitation can help conserve natural resources, maintain […]

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Darling Marine Center hosting ‘Shoreline Science’ series

The University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC) will host a series of outdoor public talks on the Walpole campus on the shores of the Damariscotta River on July 23 and 30 and on Aug. 6.  Attendees can join up to 15 other adults, in person, to learn about ongoing research at the DMC through […]

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Phys.org reports on Clifford’s study of water quality around Everest

Phys.org shared a University of Maine news release highlighting research conducted by Heather Clifford, a Ph.D. student with the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. Clifford found that human-sourced metal pollution transported from far-flung locations could impact the health of populations around Everest’s Khumbu Glacier who use glacial melt water for drinking and […]

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WGME talks with Leeman about monitoring lobster health after capture

WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) talked with Cassandra Leeman, a marine biology and marine policy master’s student at the University of Maine, about efforts to monitor lobster health and conditions in the shipping crates as the crustaceans travel from trap to market. Sensors that measure temperature, oxygen levels and the lobster’s heart rate are intended […]

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Olechnowicz talks with Down East about fire management in Maine

Casey Olechnowicz, a Ph.D. student in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine, spoke with Down East magazine about using prescribed burns to reduce fire danger in Maine. Olechnowicz notes that resistance to prescribed burning often reflects a lack of trust between the public and the agency conducting the burn.

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Media report on O’Reilly appointment as dean

The Bangor Daily News shared a University of Maine news release announcing the appointment of Norm O’Reilly as the dean of the Graduate School of Business in the Maine Business School effective July 1. O’Reilly comes to Maine from the University of Guelph, Ontario, where he was a professor and assistant dean. The Chronicle of […]

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Paloma Henriques

Henriques named 2021 Switzer Fellow

Paloma Henriques, a marine policy master’s student at the University of Maine has been awarded a 2021 Switzer Fellowship by the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation.  Henriques, a marine policy master’s student in the School of Marine Sciences, is advised by Joshua Stoll. Her research is focused on creating alternatives to sustainability certifications that serve […]

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