Marine Sciences

Seacoastonline.com advances Kelley’s photo archiving project

Seacoastonline.com shared a University of Maine media release about Joseph Kelley archiving nearly four decades of photos he captured depicting the history and change in Maine landscapes. The professor emeritus of marine geology partnered with the Maine Geological Survey to archive 8,000 of his landscape images, most of which depict the coast, in an online […]

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Researcher processing a clam in Mexico

Potential for fisheries co-management shaped by interplay between formal, informal fisheries institutions, UMaine researchers find

Integrating local norms and fishermen’s knowledge into fisheries regulations helps increase trust in fisheries management institutions and can make it easier for co-management to work.  That was a discovery of University of Maine researchers Kara Pellowe and Heather Leslie, who looked at the interplay between formal and informal institutions and the implications for the co-management […]

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Local news report UMaine awarded $236,574 for lobster research

WABI (Channel 5) and News Center Maine reported the University of Maine has been awarded $236,574 as part of the Sea Grant Lobster Initiative funded by NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program. “Fishing in hot water: defining sentinel indicators of resilience in the American lobster fishery” was awarded $125,808. And “Incorporating changes in thermal habitat […]

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WIA Report announces Brawley’s Phycological Society of America award

WIA Report, which tracks the progress of women in Academia, posted a University of Maine story about Susan Brawley receiving the 2020 Award of Excellence from the Phycological Society of America. The society promotes research and teaching in all fields of phycology, the study of algae. Brawley is a professor of plant biology and cooperating […]

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Greenland

UMaine awarded nearly $3M to train graduate students to be future Arctic scientists

The University of Maine will train future Arctic scientists to help address the socio-environmental challenges resulting from the world’s most rapidly changing environment with a nearly $3 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The new UMaine initiative, Systems Approaches to Understanding and Navigating the New Arctic, is funded by the NSF Research Traineeship […]

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Media report on lobster health tracking innovation

News Center Maine, WABI (Channel 5), WVII (Channel 7), Mainebiz and New Atlas picked up a University of Maine news story about the Lobster Institute’s efforts to reduce mortality among lobsters as they move through the supply chain from capture to consumer. UMaine researchers are working with scientists at St. Joseph’s College and Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve and with lobster […]

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