Research

‘The Maine Question’ explores new frontiers for state’s space economy 

University of Maine research and education have ascended beyond Earth’s atmosphere since the 1990s. For example, UMaine scientists have tested the latest hypervelocity decelerators for NASA space travel and created a wireless leak detection system for the International Space Station. Through its latest inventions and studies, and scholarship and fellowship programs, UMaine plays a critical […]

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CUGR, MSGC academic year fellowships recipients announced for 2022–23

The University of Maine Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the 2022–23 undergraduate and graduate recipients of the CUGR and Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) academic year fellowships. The undergraduate and graduate winners are listed on the CUGR website.  The CUGR Research and Creative Activities fellowships were developed to increase student involvement in faculty-supervised […]

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NYT reports on UMaine small mammal research

The New York Times featured the research of Alessio Mortelliti, associate professor of wildlife habitat conservation, and Ivy Yen, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology at the University of Maine, about how mice contribute to ecosystem construction of forests. “People see that a forest is regenerating, but what people don’t […]

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Media report on UMaine rural educator study

The Bangor Daily News, Daily Bulldog, Piscataquis Observer, Zipe Education, WGME (Channel 13 in Portland), WFVX (Fox 22/ABC 7 in Bangor) shared a new University of Maine study that shows ​​educators in Maine’s rural schools are struggling to meet the mental and emotional needs of their students due to a lack of resources and institutional […]

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Zipe Education shares Warburton profile

Zipe Education shared a profile about Evan Warburton, a University of Maine undergraduate studying the underground fungal networks that support forest ecosystems on Maine’s coastal islands. “I want to find a way to apply what I’m finding out to forestry practices. If you leave certain trees that don’t have as much value in the lumbering […]

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Ross Sousa: Using new tools to solve old problems on the farm 

While working part-time on farms and in greenhouses, University of Maine senior Ross Sousa of Somerset, Massachusetts learned firsthand how disease can ruin crops. Memories of farmers’ plight, combined with a passion for plant pathology and finding more sustainable agricultural resources, encouraged him to get involved in research to determine whether lobster shells can combat […]

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Media highlight UMaine turkey movement study

Phys.org, Knewz and the Bangor Daily News shared a University of Maine study that shows wild turkeys will adjust their movements in inclement winter weather to increase their odds of survival, but their behaviors may change as the climate continues to warm. “Our results emphasize how winter severity is a limiting factor for turkey populations […]

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Media note new UMaine biochar study 

Morning Ag Clips reported that University of Maine researchers will study how wild blueberry growers can use biochar, charcoal-like material derived from the pyrolysis of wood, to increase soil moisture and aid in the crop’s ability to be resilient to drought. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) awarded more than […]

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Maine Public, WGME note UMaine wood bank grant 

Maine Public and WGME (Channel 13 in Portland, Maine) noted that the University of Maine recently received a grant for $62,500 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to encourage more communities to create wood banks. The Bangor Daily News, WLUK-TV (Green Bay, Wisconsin), WZTV-TV (Nashville, Tennessee), WHP-TV (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania), WTTE-TV (Columbus, Ohio), KRNV-TV (Reno, Nevada), […]

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