Research

Second SEA Fellows Symposium slated for Aug. 16

The second annual SEA Fellows Symposium will be held Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. The 2 p.m. symposium will highlight research of students, researchers and industry and community partners from around the state. The event, which will conclude by 5 p.m., includes an optional tour of the […]

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Leslie to discuss marine resilience July 25 at Skidompha Library

Heather Leslie will be the featured “Chats with Champions” speaker at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 25 at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta. The director of the University of Maine Darling Marine Center will draw on her research in Maine and Mexico to discuss how the emerging science of marine resilience is changing how people understand and […]

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UMaine researchers to receive USDA funds for climate adaption project with UVM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced on July 19 nine grants totaling more than $8 million to study and develop new approaches for the agriculture sector to adapt to and mitigate the effects of changing environmental conditions. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food […]

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Psychology Ph.D. student receives two national awards

Hannah Lawrence, a fifth-year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at the University of Maine, recently received two national awards. Lawrence, who is from Shaker Heights, Ohio, has been awarded the 2017 Graduate Student Research Grant from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). ABCT awards one grant annually to a graduate student whose dissertation […]

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Sequencing reveals how Porphyra thrives in a tough environment

Sequencing of the nuclear genome of Porphyra umbilicalis — laver or Atlantic nori — has revealed insights into how the bangiophyte red algae have thrived for over a billion years in the harshest environmental conditions — the pounding waves, baking sun and drying winds of the intertidal zone. An international research team of 50 scientists […]

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UMaine researchers to unveil wild bee habitat assessment tool July 19

University of Maine researchers have developed a tool called “BeeMapper” that will allow blueberry growers to assess the predicted wild bee abundance in the landscape surrounding their crop fields. They will debut and demonstrate the computer-based tool on Wednesday, July 19 at the UMaine Cooperative Extension annual Wild Blueberry Summer Field Day at Blueberry Hill […]

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Alumni, students take on leading roles at Mount Desert Island Historical Society

A Mount Desert Island Historical Society news release noted the many contributions of University of Maine community members to its organization. Over the past few years, UMaine students, faculty and alumni have taken on expanded roles in the society, a regional nonprofit located about 90 minutes from UMaine’s campus in Orono. New Champlain Society Fellow […]

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UMaine team develops virtual environment for learning mathematics

As virtual reality programs grow in popularity, more and more educators are using them to teach students about a variety of subjects, from science to geography to math. A team from the University of Maine recently released a beta version of one such program that allows students to learn geometry in a virtual 3-D space. […]

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Aroostook Republican reports on potato beetle cannibalism

Andrei Alyokhin, director of the School of Biology and Ecology, spoke with the Aroostook Republican about his research results involving Colorado potato cannibalism. He found that in a laboratory, Colorado potato beetles facing starvation and crowding ate beetle eggs and young beetles and injured beetles and other adults. Alyokhin said while it’s a laboratory study […]

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Fermented food aficionados sought for survey

Scientists in the University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture and Cooperative Extension are recruiting Maine residents to take part in a study about fermenting foods and beverages at home. Adults who make any of these foods at home, or would like to learn how to do so, are invited to complete a 10-minute, […]

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