Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture

NSFA Unlocked reveals impact behind the acronym

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture (NSFA) at the University of Maine will host a live webinar called “NSFA Unlocked” from 2–4 p.m. Sept. 30.  Campus leaders from the college in nursing, marine sciences, economics and more will highlight the science and student experiences that inspire their work. The showcase aims to better […]

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Boston Globe talks with Maginnis about predicting COVID infection peaks

The Boston Globe spoke with Melissa Maginnis, a University of Maine professor of virology and member of the University of Maine System Science Advisory Board, about predicting when the current COVID-19 infection spike will end. “What we have seen in other parts of the world and the Southern states is that there is about a […]

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Weiskittel talks with Bangor Daily about the impact of forest density

Aaron Weiskittel, the director of the Center for Research on Sustainable Forests at the University of Maine, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about a study which revealed that relative density of Maine forests is increasing. Weiskittel co-authored the study with C.W. Woodall, and Nature.com published their findings. Yahoo News shared the BDN story.

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Food52 talks with Camire about taste of organic mayonnaise

Food52 talked with Mary Ellen Camire, a University of Maine professor of food science, about the difference in flavor between mayonnaise recipes that include or lack the preservative calcium disodium EDTA. Camire linked the off taste in organic mayo to oxidation of the oils, or rancidity that occurs more quickly in recipes that do not […]

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An aerial image of a Maine forest with some trees turning bring fall colors

Increasingly crowded U.S. forests

A new study of the United States tree size-density trends in the past two decades, indicators of potential shifts in forest dynamics, health and productivity, has produced a novel, nationally consistent baseline assessment of current forest relative density. The baseline assessment could assist scientists, managers and policymakers in decision making related to future forest carbon […]

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Global Geneva features Mayewski article on cover

Global Geneva published an article co-authored by Paul Mayewski, Charles Norchi and Alexander More about the Hindu Kush-Himalaya (HKH) “water tower” that contains more water and ice than any region of the earth outside the poles. Mayewski is the director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine; Norchi is a professor with […]

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NPR cites Mitchell Center study in story about resilience in lobster industry

National Public Radio cited a study from the University of Maine Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions about University of Maine Mitchell Center study of resilience in the lobster fishery in the Northeast in a story about changes in the industry that will also impact the communities that depend on lobstering. WFUV (90.7 […]

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