Research

Jacquelyn Gill

Jacquelyn Gill finalist for Portland Press Herald Mainer of the Year

Jacquelyn Gill, a University of Maine paleoecologist, is one of the finalists for the Portland Press Herald’s 2017 Mainers of the Year. She helped start a conversation on Twitter that evolved into the March for Science on Earth Day 2017. “I’ve felt catapulted by this national energy around supporting science,” Gill told the Portland Press […]

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UMaine-led team discovers new hemlock species

A new species of hemlock has been identified on Ulleungdo, an island east of the Korean peninsula, which may lead to the temperate conifer being considered for conservation. The Ulleungdo hemlock (Tsuga ulleungensis) was identified by an international team led by Garth Holman, a research associate in the School of Biology and Ecology at the […]

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Maine Space Grant Consortium Graduate Research Fellowship winners announced

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) have announced the 2018 MSGC Graduate Research Fellowship Award recipients. The purpose of the MSGC fellowship and scholarship programs at UMaine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, Earth science, human […]

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Crandall, Nelson join team analyzing impacts of winter weather whiplash

If you think Maine’s winter weather has been wilder lately you are likely right. Recent volatile shifts in winter weather are likely connected to rapid changes in Arctic weather and sea ice cover. To improve scientists’ and communities’ understanding of winter weather whiplash, and what it means for seasonally snow-covered landscapes like Maine, the National […]

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Cohen Journal accepting submissions for spring publication

The University of Maine’s Cohen Journal is now accepting submissions for the 2017–18 issue, slated for release in April 2018. Since 2014, the Cohen Journal has been the official publication of the University of Maine Cohen Institute for Leadership and Public Service. It is a student-based and peer-reviewed journal that aims to provide a forum […]

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Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Hillyer: drifting with the tides

University of Maine graduate student Gabrielle “Gabby” Hillyer is leading research on Medomak River in Waldoboro, Maine that aims to better understand the dynamics of the estuary’s ability to flush out harmful bacteria. After storms with more than an inch of rain, the bacteria can cause the closure of clam flats for a mandatory nine-day […]

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UMaine awarded $388,000 for potato breeding program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently awarded the University of Maine $388,000 to lead a potato breeding project for the eastern United States. The grant is one of several announced in support of research to increase the productivity, profitability and natural resources stewardship of canola, potato, and […]

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