Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture

Researcher processing a clam in Mexico

Potential for fisheries co-management shaped by interplay between formal, informal fisheries institutions, UMaine researchers find

Integrating local norms and fishermen’s knowledge into fisheries regulations helps increase trust in fisheries management institutions and can make it easier for co-management to work.  That was a discovery of University of Maine researchers Kara Pellowe and Heather Leslie, who looked at the interplay between formal and informal institutions and the implications for the co-management […]

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Experts to address climate change topics, questions in free webinar 

What is Maine doing to address climate change? How does climate change impact geopolitical unrest? Are the wildfires in the western United States related to climate change?  People interested in learning more about these and other topics are invited to the “A Climate Change Forum — Your chance to ask questions about climate change” webinar […]

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Kamath to examine impact of parasites on moose survival

Pauline Kamath will investigate how parasites affect moose survival and health to inform management strategies targeted at maintaining healthy populations of the large mammal in Maine and across North America. The Morris Animal Foundation awarded the University of Maine assistant professor of animal health in the School of Food and Agriculture $148,492 for the three-year […]

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Shaler interviewed by Forest Landowner

Stephen Shaler, director of the School of Forest Resources, talked with Forest Landowner Magazine about the evolution of forestry education before, and as a result of the pandemic. “The maintenance of ‘dirt forestry’ skills (e.g. inventory skills, navigation, tree ID, etc.) in the curriculum is something that we have heard from stakeholders in the state for […]

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Center on Aging to host virtual Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium Oct. 27

Registration is now open for the University of Maine Center on Aging’s 15th Annual Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium, Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27.  This colloquium, offered via Zoom, explores the Age-Friendly Health Systems movement and the implications of the movement for optimizing the quality of […]

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News Center reports on UMaine training future Arctic scientists

News Center Maine reported on the University of Maine’s plans to train future Arctic scientists using a nearly $3 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The new UMaine initiative, Systems Approaches to Understanding and Navigating the New Arctic, will train 60 master’s and Ph.D. students in the interdisciplinary field of Arctic systems science. […]

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Kaye pens pandemic op-ed for

An opinion piece by Lenard Kaye, professor of social work and director of the Center on Aging at the University of Maine, was featured in as part of a series authored by members of the Maine Scholars Strategy Network to address public policy challenges in Maine. Kaye’s column identified the obvious and subtle impacts […]

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