Research

Mainebiz highlights UMaine’s assistance for new RAS facility

Mainebiz highlighted the University of Maine assisting Kingfish Maine, a Dutch land-based aquaculture company, in building a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facility in Jonesport. UMaine conducted a study on the economic effects of the project on Jonesport for the company. The preliminary data from the study “shows a potential value-added, multiplier impact of $46 million […]

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Volk speaks with News Center Maine about tick tracking

News Center Maine interviewed Michelle Volk, a graduate student of ecology and environmental sciences at the University of Maine, about tracking tick populations in the state. Field biologists have been collecting tick samples from all 16 counties in Maine to provide a snapshot of the overall population, according to the report. Volk has been monitoring […]

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Socolow named director of McGillicuddy Humanities Center

Michael Socolow, associate professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism, has been named director of the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center at the University of Maine, effective July 1.  Since 2010, the McGillicuddy Humanities Center has demonstrated the immediacy, relevance and applicability of humanities scholarship by advancing teaching, research and public engagement in […]

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Melissa Flye

Melissa Flye: Communication key to natural resources management

Melissa Flye analyzed communication patterns of people and groups working to restore Atlantic salmon to Maine rivers. The University of Maine doctoral student says experts understand what’s needed, but that barriers to doing what’s scientifically beneficial can arise due to lack of trust and effective communication. Read more about her research on the Senator George […]

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Kreutz co-authors ‘Stories from the Ice’ in Shared Voices

Karl Kreutz co-wrote “Stories from the Ice” in Shared Voices, the UArctic Magazine. The professor with the Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences co-authored the article with Cameron Wake, research professor at the University of New Hampshire; Erich Osterberg, associate professor at Dartmouth College; and Alison Criscitiello, director of the Canadian […]

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Media report on new fiddlehead study warning against overharvesting

The Bangor Daily News and News Center Maine reported on a new study from a University of Maine Cooperative Extension expert that highlights the dangers of overharvesting fiddleheads. David Fuller, an agricultural and nontimber forest products professional, found that fern crowns with all the fiddleheads removed in a single harvest suffered significant decline in growth in […]

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Gabrielle Hillyer

Hillyer’s environmental leadership earns her a Brookie Award

Gabrielle Hillyer is one of six recipients of the first-ever Brookie Awards for her leadership on environmental issues. The University of Maine doctoral student in ecology and environmental sciences was chosen for the honor by NRCM Rising, a Natural Resources Council of Maine project that engages and mobilizes the state’s emerging generation of environmental leaders […]

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Fiddleheads

New fiddlehead study warns against overharvesting 

Fiddleheads, a traditional springtime delicacy in New England and Eastern Canada, can decline significantly over time if harvesters pluck too many from the same plants in a season, according to a new four-year study conducted by a University of Maine Cooperative Extension expert. Fern crowns with all the fiddleheads removed in a single harvest suffered […]

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Nguyen awarded Marilyn B. Young Dissertation Completion Fellowship

History Department Ph.D. student An Nguyen has been awarded the Marilyn B. Young Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR).  This highly competitive fellowship funds one doctoral candidate each year. Nguyen, who is working with professors Ngo Vinh Long and Elizabeth McKillen, will use the significant support to finish […]

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