Climate Change

2019 Presidential Awardees named

The founding director of the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center), an innovative lecturer who teaches undergraduate mathematics courses, and a researcher in paleolimnology and lake ecology are the recipients of the University of Maine’s top faculty honors this year. Susan McKay, RiSE Center director and professor of physics, will receive the […]

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Study finds changing dissolved organic carbon in Maine lakes key to maintaining drinking water quality

Monitoring concentrations of dissolved organic carbon in Maine lakes before and after severe rainstorms could inform management strategies to help ensure consistent, high-quality drinking water, according to University of Maine researchers. In their study, working with local drinking water districts, Kate Warner and Jasmine Saros, researchers in UMaine’s Climate Change Institute and the School of […]

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Miner to speak at Geological Society of Washington meeting

Kimberly Miner, a research assistant professor at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, will speak at the Geological Society of Washington meeting April 24 in Washington, D.C. Her talk is titled “The secret legacy of glaciers: Assessing the risk of legacy pollution in glacial meltwater.”

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Two UMaine researchers awarded fellowships to study in Acadia National Park

Two University of Maine researchers have been awarded fellowships to conduct studies in Acadia National Park as part of Second Century Stewardship, an initiative of the National Park Service and Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park. The 2019 research fellows from UMaine are Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie, the David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow at the […]

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2019 CUGR and MSGC summer fellowship winners announced

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the 2019 CUGR and Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) summer fellowship winners. Undergraduate proposals will be awarded $3,000 for MSGC and $3,300 for CUGR. Graduate projects will receive $6,000 each during the summer semester. Funding is provided by the UMaine Office of the Vice […]

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McGill named lifetime honorary Fellow of the Ecological Society of America

Brian McGill, a professor of biological science at the University of Maine, was named a lifetime honorary fellow of the Ecological Society of America. The society established its fellowship program in 2012 with the goal of honoring its members and supporting their competitiveness and advancement to leadership positions in the society, at their institutions, and […]

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The County covers climate change talk by Putnam

The County covered a talk about climate change and the last ice age by Aaron Putnam, the George H. Denton Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute. Putnam spoke at the Geological Society of Maine’s annual spring meeting on April 5 at the University of Maine at Presque Isle […]

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Birthisel to speak about climate change, farming, VillageSoup reports

VillageSoup reported Sonja Birthisel, a postdoctoral research associate in the University of Maine School of Forest Resources, will give a talk about how climate change is affecting Maine farms at noon April 16 at Merryspring Nature Center in Camden. Birthisel will draw on interviews she is conducting with farmers and crop advisers as part of […]

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UMaine celebrates research and creativity during Maine Impact Week

Maine Impact Week celebrates University of Maine faculty, students, community and their contributions to the social and economic advancement of the state and beyond. The public is invited to attend multiple events highlighting the impact of research and creative work produced by Maine’s research university the week of April 8–13. The featured event is the […]

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