Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture

Lincoln County News covers Project Share Day with DMC students

The Lincoln County News reported students at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle exchanged ideas with students from the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center at the first Project Share Day. “It’s a show-and-tell, an exchange of ‘this is what we’ve done this semester at the college level and the high school level.’ So it’s a very […]

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Boothbay Register reports on partnership between DMC, Bigelow Lab

Boothbay Register published a University of Maine Darling Marine Center news release about the collaboration between the Walpole-based center and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay. Leaders of the scientific institutions regularly look for opportunities to strengthen the longstanding partnership, such as through Maine eDNA, a new $20 million research and education collaboration. […]

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UMaine wood tech featured in NHPR report on what’s next for timber

Several University of Maine initiatives aimed at boosting the state’s forest economy were featured in a New Hampshire Public Radio piece looking at what’s next for New Hampshire timber. The article mentioned several UMaine School of Forest Resources projects that aim to develop new products using wood and wood scraps. The products include new kinds […]

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BDN reports on research to make invasive green crabs palatable 

The Bangor Daily News reported on research at the University of Maine that aims to make invasive green crabs more palatable. Denise Skonberg, associate professor of food science at UMaine, has been working with green crabs for more than 15 years, the BDN reported. “There’s tons of money [in selling] softshell green crab, but only […]

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Birkel speaks with BDN about climate change, extreme storms

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Sean Birkel, state climatologist and  research assistant professor at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, for an article about how climate change is causing more extreme storms in the state. Since 2017, there have been three extreme storms in Maine, all resulting in hours of rainfall, high wind speeds, […]

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Celebratory launch of UMaine Arctic to be held Nov. 14

The University of Maine invites community members and interested collaborators to attend the celebratory launch event of UMaine Arctic on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Buchanan Alumni House. The reception will feature a poster session, exhibiting activities by faculty and regional partners in the Arctic and in Arctic-impacted regions, to present UMaine activity in the […]

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Jarred Haynes: Anthropology student studies biodiversity, conservation in Bali

Jarred Haynes of Westbrook, Maine had the experience of a lifetime this summer studying abroad in Kerambitan, Bali, in Indonesia.  The sophomore anthropology major studied through the School for International Training (SIT) Biodiversity and Conservation Studies program, which focused on biodiversity, resource-use patterns, and conservation initiatives in the surrounding community.  Haynes, who also has an […]

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Seaweed research in a lab

Nayak part of international team investigating health benefits of processed seaweed

Seaweed, which is gaining popularity as a superfood in the United States, has several health benefits, but whether they are retained in products that have been processed in different ways remains unclear.  Research by an international team including the University of Maine aims to develop and optimize processing and preservation techniques for seaweed to retain […]

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‘The Maine Question’ podcast explores the state’s vibrant reuse economy 

The latest episode of the University of Maine podcast “The Maine Question” asks why the state’s reuse economy is so robust. In the third episode of the first season, host Ron Lisnet speaks with Cindy Isenhour, a professor of anthropology and climate change and faculty associate in the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability […]

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