Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture

UMaine alumnus named a top young dentist in national dental magazine

National dental publication Incisal Edge magazine named University of Maine alumnus Dr. Benjamin Lawlor one of its 2022 “40 Under 40” top young dentists in the U.S.   Lawlor, who graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, founded Maine Dentistry and treats patients at all of its locations in Portland, Auburn and […]

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Dill speaks to BDN about slugs in home gardens

Jim Dill, pest management specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was interviewed by the Bangor Daily News about this year’s prevalence of slugs in home gardens. “I’ve heard there seem to be more slugs and snails this year than ever before. It’s been a wet year with lots of soggy vegetation for them to […]

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Media advances UMaine study about wild blueberry field warming

Scienmag, Phys.org, the Bangor Daily News, The Piscataquis Observer, Morning Ag Clips, the Environmental News Network and other national outlets reported on University of Maine research showing that the location, season and the time of day influence how fast temperatures are rising at Maine wild blueberry fields due to climate change. Differences in warming based […]

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Beal interviewed by Boston Globe about New England’s soft-shell clam industry

Brian Beal, cooperating research professor of marine ecology and research director of the Downeast Institute, spoke to the Boston Globe about the soft-shell clam industry in New England. The Boston Globe reported that clams have been disappearing in recent years, and Maine’s $18.2 million soft-shell clam industry is tanking. “We’re at a point where there’s […]

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WFVX features grassland bird walk

WFVX (Fox22/Channel 7 in Bangor) reported on a Grassland Bird Walk at the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station’s Witter Farm Park Street Fields on June 17. The event also was promoted by the Portland Press Herald. The free field workshop was led by Amber Roth, assistant professor of forest wildlife management at the University […]

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