Forestry and the Environment

UMaine, UMM participating in Common Campus Tree Experiment

The University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias are two of eight education campuses in Maine participating in the three-year Common Campus Tree Experiment to evaluate the growth of eastern North American coniferous and deciduous species in a changing climate. The three-year research project, led by forest ecologist Nicholas Fisichelli of Schoodic Institute […]

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CUGR announces 2018–2019 academic year fellowship winners

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the recipients of the 2018–2019 Academic Year Research and Creative Activities Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-mentored research. Each fellowship provides a $1,100 award for the student to help cover costs of the project. Funding for […]

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CUGR names 2018–2020 undergraduate research assistants

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has named the 2018–2020 Faculty Fellows Assistants. The CUGR Faculty Fellows Program supports faculty efforts toward improving undergraduate research mentoring skills, expanding curricula to include research and scholarship experiences, and developing proposals for further funding specifically involving undergraduate students. Each CUGR Fellow is provided $1,100 to […]

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Mosquito

Study looks at ecological traps to minimize human risk of mosquito-borne pathogens

Ecological traps have the potential to effectively control pest species and inhibit the spread of infectious diseases, according to a University of Maine researcher. A recently published study led by Allison Gardner, an assistant professor of arthropod vector biology at UMaine, provides new insights into how ecological traps, which occur when organisms show preference for […]

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Witham, Hunter interviewed for Press Herald feature on Holt Research Forest

The Portland Press Herald interviewed Jack Witham, an associate scientist in the University of Maine School of Forest Resources, and Malcolm Hunter, a professor of wildlife ecology at UMaine, for the article, “Seeing the forest for the trees at the Holt Research Forest in Arrowsic.” A research center currently funded by the Maine Timber Research […]

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Coalition including UMaine announces plan to grow forest economy

A coalition working to boost Maine’s forest economy announced its action plan at the University of Maine on Sept. 25. Forest Opportunity Roadmap/Maine (FOR/Maine), a coalition working to diversify the state’s wood products businesses, attract capital investments, and develop greater economic prosperity for communities impacted by recent mill closures, announced a plan to grow Maine’s […]

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Maine forest with moose

Researchers awarded $1.5M to examine spread of mosquito-transmitted diseases

A team of University of Maine researchers has been awarded $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to examine the relationships among the spread of mosquito-transmitted diseases, perceptions of mosquito-borne disease risk and human travel, including domestic and international tourism. The five-year project, “Coupled Dynamics of Tourism and Mosquito-Borne Disease Transmission in the Americas,” is […]

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