Forestry and the Environment

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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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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CRSF announces forest climate change webinar, tour series

The Center for Research on Sustainable Forests at the University of Maine will host a series of five webinars and live forest tours that will explore the impact of climate change on diverse Maine woodlands. The Forest Climate Change Initiative and the Forest Stewards Guild will explore the impact of climate change through a series […]

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Leaves and plants on the forest floor

Graduate students host BioBlitz to count species on campus

Thousands of humans live on the 660-acre University of Maine campus. So too, do many other species. To find out how many others and which ones, the School of Biology and Ecology Graduate Organization (SBE GO) invites members of the UMaine and local communities to take part in a BioBlitz from 8:30 a.m. to 4 […]

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Biomass column in Bethel Citizen cites UMaine research

A column about biomass published in The Bethel Citizen and The Franklin Journal cited research from the Center for Research on Sustainable Forests at the University of Maine. According to the center, as cited in the opinion piece, “the total stored biomass is roughly constant, thus maintaining the forest-based economic sector of Maine.”

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Researchers counting ticks on small mammals

Study links active forest management to reduced tick populations

Active management of forests, including timber harvesting to meet silvicultural objectives, can influence the transmission dynamics of tick-borne diseases such as Lyme, anaplasmosis and babesiosis, according to a new study by a team of University of Maine researchers.  Christine Conte, an ecology and environmental sciences student who earned a master’s degree from UMaine in 2019, […]

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BDN reports on FBRI, middle school collaboration

The Bangor Daily News shared a University of Maine news release showcasing a research collaboration between UMaine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute (FBRI) and local K–12 teachers. The Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program makes research accessible to the community while teaching STEM principles to teachers and elementary and high school students.

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