Signature and Emerging Areas

MLCA’s Landings reports on Bayer’s retirement

The October 2018 issue (Vol. 26, No. 10) of Landings, the newsletter of the Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance, reported on the retirement of Bob Bayer, former director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine. Bayer, 74, grew up in New York and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in animal science at the University […]

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Waller quoted in BDN article on sea squirts

The Bangor Daily News quoted Rhian Waller, an associate professor at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, in an article about sea squirts. Sea squirts, or tunicates, are small, tube-like creatures that attach to rocks or other structures and often live in bunched colonies, according to the article. They are growing in number in […]

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Mitchell Center Sustainability Lightning Talks Nov. 19

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host Sustainability Lightning Talks from 3–4 p.m. Nov. 19. The five-minute talks will focus on student sustainability research in Maine, and will be held in Norman Smith Hall, Room 107. For more information, contact Ruth Hallsworth, hallsworth@maine.edu.

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Rain

Overlooked trends in annual precipitation reveal underestimated risks worldwide

A reanalysis of worldwide annual trends in precipitation demonstrates that risk to human and environmental systems has been underestimated, according to a team of University of Maine researchers. As a result, they found more than 38 percent of the global population and over 44 percent of land area have been experiencing overlooked precipitation trends. Conventional […]

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STEM education improvement community to talk strategies Nov. 16–17

University of Maine faculty, staff and graduate students will discuss evidence-guided teaching and learning strategies with preK–12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) teachers Nov. 16–17 at Point Lookout in Northport. About 125 attendees are expected at the eighth annual fall summit of the Maine STEM Partnership, a statewide education improvement community. “The summit is […]

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EurekAlert, ScienceDaily publish UMaine release on Roy’s dam research

Eurekalert and ScienceDaily published a University of Maine news release about research led by Sam Roy, a postdoctoral researcher at the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, on decisions about whether to build, remove or modify dams, and how, where and when it could be possible to strike a more efficient balance between […]

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Wahle quoted in Bloomberg article on lobsters, trade war

Richard Wahle, a professor of marine sciences and director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Bloomberg article about the lobster industry and the trade wars affecting it, and factors contributing to lobster population decline. Wahle’s American Lobster Settlement Index has revealed a noticeable drop in the population of […]

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