Signature and Emerging Areas

Study finds small mammals aid expansion of warm-climate trees

A new study by Alessio Mortelliti, an assistant professor of wildlife habitat ecology at the University of Maine, finds small mammals could affect whether trees spread to new areas in a warming climate. Mortelliti’s research, which was published in the journal Oikos, looks at the behavior of small forest mammals that eat acorns and other […]

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Brynn Yarbrough

Yarbrough named 2019 Hollings Fellow

University of Maine third-year marine sciences major and honors student Brynn Yarbrough of Wrentham, Massachusetts has been named a 2019 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholar by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Yarbrough is one of 125 Hollings Scholars nationwide selected this year by the NOAA Office of Education to receive a two-year academic […]

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Fogler Library sign

Bilingual signage — English and Penobscot — now at UMaine

New University of Maine building and road signage on campus is now bilingual — English and Penobscot. Signs for Memorial Gym and New Balance Student Recreation Center note the names in Penobscot — αttali-milahəyαwələtimək — translated as “place where you play a variety of games.” At Fogler Library, awihkhikaní-wikəwαm means “book house”; at Wells Conference […]

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Learn why lobster is the poster child of a changing ecosystem

Rick Wahle will present “The American Lobster — Poster Child of a Changing Marine Ecosystem” at 10:30 a.m. July 19 in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Wahle directs the Lobster Institute, a center of scholarship and outreach in the university’s College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. The […]

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Sea Grant director to discuss ‘Marine Science for Maine People’ at DMC

Gayle Zydlewski will talk about “Marine Science for Maine People: With a Surprise or Two” at 10:30 a.m. July 12 in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Zydlewski directs the Maine Sea Grant College Program, a state-federal partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Maine Sea Grant […]

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DMC invites friends, neighbors to July 11 social

Want to learn more about local marine science research? Friends and neighbors are invited to a free social at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center 4–5:30 p.m. July 11, to meet DMC scientists and students and learn about new and ongoing summer projects. “We want to share some of the exciting new research initiatives […]

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Ranco talks with News Center Maine about Penobscot signage on campus

Darren Ranco, associate professor of anthropology and coordinator of Native American research, talked with News Center Maine about Penobscot language being added to signage on campus. The University of Maine is on Marsh Island, which Ranco says was the most important residential island, especially before the 19th century, for Penobscot people. “That sense of recognition, […]

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TRJ advances free oceanography course at UMaine Hutchinson Center

The Republican Journal advanced the free Concepts of Oceanography summer course for high school students at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. The course meets 3–8:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from July 15 to Aug. 26. Through a partnership between the Maine Department of Education and the University of Maine System, tuition for this and […]

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Want to be a marine scientist? Visit the Darling Marine Center

Prospective students interested in marine sciences are encouraged to meet faculty and undergraduates and tour the University of Maine Darling Marine Center at one of two July open house events.  Faculty and undergraduate students will be at the Walpole waterfront campus to talk about the School of Marine Sciences (SMS) academic program as well as […]

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