Forestry and the Environment

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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Browntail moth outbreaks expected statewide this year

As spring slowly moves its way into Maine, data is indicating that large parts of the midcoast and southern central parts of the state are likely to experience another tough year with the browntail moth. Maine Forest Service’s (MFS) aerial survey in fall 2018 showed over 126,000 acres impacted — double what was reported two […]

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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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Dog biscuits made with invasive green crabs pass the taste — and sniff — test

Angela Myracle’s research is going to the dogs. Or, more accurately, for the dogs. As a scientist with Maine EPSCoR’s Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET), Myracle looks for innovations in aquaculture. And when the assistant professor of human nutrition at the University of Maine spied dog treats at a local supermarket that were made with […]

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UMaine graduate student researchers attend GradCAP workshop

University of Maine graduate students whose research focuses on climate change effects and adaptation in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture attended a workshop at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, Maine on March 19, capping a yearlong project offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Northeast Climate Hub network. The project, Northeast Graduate Student […]

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Thirty-four UMaine faculty members receive tenure and/or promotion

Thirty-four University of Maine faculty have received tenure and/or promotion. The faculty members were nominated by UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy based on a peer and administrative review of their successful teaching, research and public service, and approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. “We are extremely proud of our world-class faculty who […]

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Four MIRTA teams to showcase discoveries Feb. 5

Four discoveries will be showcased by University of Maine faculty-led teams from the Maine Innovation, Research and Technology Accelerator (MIRTA) beginning at 5 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Foster Center for Student Innovation on campus. The four MIRTA projects are: A nanocellulose composite orthopedic implant that promotes the growth of strong natural bone while safely […]

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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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