Research

Weiskittel talks with Bangor Daily about the impact of forest density

Aaron Weiskittel, the director of the Center for Research on Sustainable Forests at the University of Maine, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about a study which revealed that relative density of Maine forests is increasing. Weiskittel co-authored the study with C.W. Woodall, and Nature.com published their findings. Yahoo News shared the BDN story.

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An aerial image of a Maine forest with some trees turning bring fall colors

Increasingly crowded U.S. forests

A new study of the United States tree size-density trends in the past two decades, indicators of potential shifts in forest dynamics, health and productivity, has produced a novel, nationally consistent baseline assessment of current forest relative density. The baseline assessment could assist scientists, managers and policymakers in decision making related to future forest carbon […]

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Global Geneva features Mayewski article on cover

Global Geneva published an article co-authored by Paul Mayewski, Charles Norchi and Alexander More about the Hindu Kush-Himalaya (HKH) “water tower” that contains more water and ice than any region of the earth outside the poles. Mayewski is the director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine; Norchi is a professor with […]

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NPR cites Mitchell Center study in story about resilience in lobster industry

National Public Radio cited a study from the University of Maine Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions about University of Maine Mitchell Center study of resilience in the lobster fishery in the Northeast in a story about changes in the industry that will also impact the communities that depend on lobstering. WFUV (90.7 […]

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Sun Journal cites overdose report in event coverage

The Sun Journal cited a May overdose report released by the University of Maine Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center in a story about the “Rally for Recovery Event” held Saturday in Lewiston. According to that report, as cited in the article, “there were 3,222 reported fatal and non-fatal drug overdoses in Maine between January and […]

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Pen Bay Pilot op-ed notes Calderwood’s blueberry research on solar farm

An op-ed published in the Penobscot Bay Pilot highlighted Lily Calderwood conducting wild blueberry research at a Rockport solar farm. Calderwood, an assistant professor of horticulture and a wild blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, is researching the feasibility of blueberry growing at a solar installation and evaluating their yields.

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News Observer reports on Johnson’s fishermen health care surveying

The Machias Valley News Observer reported on an effort led by Tora Johnson to survey lobstermen and other shellfish harvesters to better assess the work-related health issues they face and their access to health care. “Ultimately the idea is to identify potential solutions to these issues and find funding and support from state and federal […]

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AGDaily shares UMaine commercial produce washes findings

AGDaily advanced a study of commercial produce washes conducted by University of Maine researchers in an article titled “Multilevel marketing companies use social media to market food scams.” Researchers from the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition discovered that distilled water is equally or more effective at removing pesticides and microbes from produce as […]

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