Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture

Gallandt speaks to BDN about climate change and weed management

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Eric Gallandt, professor of weed ecology at the University of Maine, about how climate change will impact weed management for growers in Maine. “Organic farming and ecological weed control is an interesting mix. On the one hand you are seeing these periods of wet conditions hitting when you need to […]

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Charney speaks to BDN about solar development in Maine’s forests

Noah Charney, assistant professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation Biology at the University of Maine, spoke to the Bangor Daily News about the Three Corners Solar Project in Kennebec County. Charney independently reviewed the project’s application documents and analyzed different online habitat maps. He said that though the development will likely disrupt […]

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Mount Desert Islander shares Lee talk

The Mount Desert Islander noted that Susanne Lee, faculty fellow at the University of Maine’s Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, will talk about the link at the Northeast Harbor Library on Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m. The public can attend the talk in person or by Zoom. Register on the Northeast Harbor […]

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NYT reports on UMaine small mammal research

The New York Times featured the research of Alessio Mortelliti, associate professor of wildlife habitat conservation, and Ivy Yen, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology at the University of Maine, about how mice contribute to ecosystem construction of forests. “People see that a forest is regenerating, but what people don’t […]

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Ross Sousa: Using new tools to solve old problems on the farm 

While working part-time on farms and in greenhouses, University of Maine senior Ross Sousa of Somerset, Massachusetts learned firsthand how disease can ruin crops. Memories of farmers’ plight, combined with a passion for plant pathology and finding more sustainable agricultural resources, encouraged him to get involved in research to determine whether lobster shells can combat […]

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Evan Warburton: A fun guy studying fungi

Evan Warburton is wild about mushrooms. He forages for edible mushrooms, grows oyster mushrooms in his apartment and researches how fungi interact with trees as an undergraduate researcher at the University of Maine. Inspired by the community of UMaine mycologists, Warburton is growing into a great researcher in his own right, studying the underground fungal […]

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Media highlight UMaine turkey movement study

Phys.org, Knewz and the Bangor Daily News shared a University of Maine study that shows wild turkeys will adjust their movements in inclement winter weather to increase their odds of survival, but their behaviors may change as the climate continues to warm. “Our results emphasize how winter severity is a limiting factor for turkey populations […]

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BDN features UMaine Phage class

The Bangor Daily News featured the University of Maine’s Phage Genomics class. Since its founding, the course has not only led to over 46 published genomes and five published scientific papers that students have co-authored, but also an enduring community of students and peer mentorship network that is only getting stronger with the class’ recent […]

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Maine Public, WGME note UMaine wood bank grant 

Maine Public and WGME (Channel 13 in Portland, Maine) noted that the University of Maine recently received a grant for $62,500 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to encourage more communities to create wood banks. The Bangor Daily News, WLUK-TV (Green Bay, Wisconsin), WZTV-TV (Nashville, Tennessee), WHP-TV (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania), WTTE-TV (Columbus, Ohio), KRNV-TV (Reno, Nevada), […]

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