Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture

AP quotes Drummond in report on pesticide linked to bird, bee deaths

Frank Drummond, a professor of insect ecology and insect pest management at the University of Maine, was quoted in the Associated Press article, “Pesticide criticized in bee deaths could also kill birds.” Researchers with the University of Saskatchewan studying a widely used pesticide said even small doses of the chemical can have crippling health effects […]

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NOAA awards $2M for lobster research including two UMaine projects, media report

The Associated Press, Mainebiz, Portland Press Herald, Undercurrent News and VillageSoup reported the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program has awarded $2 million to support lobster research. The grant is spread out among seven awards, four of which will help research performed by institutions based in Maine. Two projects will be […]

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Steneck to present Maine Marine Fare Conference keynote, Free Press reports

The Free Press reported the Penobscot Marine Museum will host the Maine Marine Fare Conference at Searsport’s Union Hall 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sept. 28. Experts from around the state will gather to address a variety of fisheries-related topics, according to the article. The central theme is that Maine is diversifying its fisheries: aquaculture is introducing […]

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Isenhour recent guest on ‘Maine Calling’

Cynthia Isenhour, a professor of anthropology and climate change at the University of Maine and faculty associate in the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, was a recent guest on Maine Public’s “Maine Calling.” The radio show focused on how consumer choices affect climate change.

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Miner chosen as ambassador for STEM initiative, Mainebiz reports

Mainebiz reported Kimberley Miner, a University of Maine research assistant professor in the Climate Change Institute and a physical scientist at the Geospatial Research Laboratory, has been selected as a nationwide ambassador of an initiative promoting opportunities for women innovators in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Miner was named by the American Association […]

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Penobscot Bay Pilot covers marine sciences boot camp 

Penobscot Bay Pilot reported the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole recently hosted a three-day orientation program for 30 first-year students in the School of Marine Sciences. William Ellis, associate director of the School of Marine Sciences, leads the annual boot camp program, according to the article. “We have an amazing facility on […]

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UMaine Honors students travel to Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership for community-focused outdoor orientation experience

The University of Maine Honors College recently took 25 incoming Honors students on an inaugural outdoor orientation experience on Hurricane Island Aug. 28–30. The Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership, located off of the coast of Rockland, Maine in Penobscot Bay, hosts science education and leadership programs for schools and organizations from around the […]

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