Forestry and the Environment

News Center Maine features Intermedia students making art with nanocellulose

News Center Maine interviewed Alex Rose and Augusta Sparks Farnum, graduate students in the University of Maine’s Intermedia program, about their work using nanocellulose as a material for their art projects. Rose said that one of the things that she likes most about using the material is that it’s environmentally friendly and non-toxic, while Farnum […]

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A photo of researchers looking at technology in a forest

Artificial intelligence can be used to better monitor Maine’s forests, UMaine study finds

Monitoring and measuring forest ecosystems is a complex challenge because of an existing combination of softwares, collection systems and computing environments that require increasing amounts of energy to power. The University of Maine’s Wireless Sensor Networks (WiSe-Net) laboratory has developed a novel method of using artificial intelligence and machine learning to make monitoring soil moisture […]

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O’Neill speaks to BDN about Old Town bridge impacting timber routes

Shane O’Neill, the forest industry business development manager at the University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources, was interviewed by the Bangor Daily News about how the new 30-ton weight limit on the Llewellyn G. Estes Memorial Bridge in Old Town impacts the transportation of forest products. O’Neill told the BDN that the bridge over […]

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UMaine part of New England Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases

The University of Maine has joined a consortium of seven universities in the region to form the New England Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (NEWVEC). The project received a $10 million five-year award starting in July from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), $694,363 of which was awarded to the University of […]

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