Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture

Media preview MacRae, Isenhour talk about circular food system

Morning Ag Clips, the Bangor Daily News, the Sun Journal and the Portland Press Herald promoted a talk by University of Maine faculty Jean MacRae and Cynthia Isenhour at 3 p.m. Feb. 22. MacRae, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Isenhour, an associate professor of anthropology, will discuss a recent study focused on building a safe, circular […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H sustainable fisheries club registration ends Feb. 15

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will launch a new club for youth in grades 3–5 about the science of sustainable fisheries that will meet online weekly from 3–4 p.m. Feb. 22–April 12.   The 4-H Sustainable Fisheries Club will include learning about popular fish species in Maine, where they are found, fish DNA and hands-on […]

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Miner speaks with Eos about PPCPs in Ganges, microplastics on Everest

Kimberley Miner, a research assistant professor with the Climate Change Institute, spoke with Eos for an article about evidence of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) polluting the Ganges River. Miner says the finding adds to the growing body of studies documenting chemical and microplastic pollution throughout the Himalayas, which includes the discovery of microplastic […]

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Media advance Witham discussion of small forest mammals Feb. 18

The Portland Press Herald, Centralmaine.com and the Times Record noted that Jack Witham, an associate scientist in the School of Forest Resources and site manager of Holt Research Forest, will discuss small mammal research at the forest in an upcoming talk. In previewing the event, the Bangor Daily News interviewed Witham about using small mammals to evaluate forest […]

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UMaine Medicine launches spring seminar series

The University of Maine Institute of Medicine has announced its first spring seminar series, with Zoom events scheduled 3–4 p.m. every Friday from Feb. 12–March 5. All events are free, but registration is required.  The series kicks off Feb. 12 with “The Social and Ethical Implications of Precision Medicine,” presented by sociologist Katherine Weatherford Darling, […]

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A view of Stevens Hall in winter

University of Maine announces fall 2020 Dean’s List

The University of Maine recognized 4,133 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the fall 2020 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 2,670 are from Maine, 1,366 are from 38 other states and 97 are from 35 countries other than the U.S. Due to the unusual and challenging circumstances faced this semester […]

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Governor names Fernandez, Daigneault to forest carbon task force

The Office of the Governor has announced that University of Maine faculty Ivan Fernandez and Adam Daigneault have been appointed to the Maine Forest Carbon Task Force. Forming a task force was recommended in the state’s new four-year climate action plan, Maine Won’t Wait, to guide development of a voluntary program for small-to-medium size woodland owners who […]

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