Research

NOAA shares UMaine research findings from dam removal studies

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration cited several studies conducted by University of Maine faculty and students in reporting on changes in the lower Penobscot River ecosystem following the removal of two dams. The studies led by faculty in the School of Marine Sciences, the School of Biology and Ecology and the School of Earth […]

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Three new MEPRI reports available online

The Maine Education Policy Research Institute (MEPRI) published three reports this spring, all of which are now available on the MEPRI website. The publications include “How Students with IEPs and Their Teachers Are Faring in Maine Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” by research associate Patricia Lech and MEPRI co-director Amy Johnson; “School-Community Partnerships in Maine,” […]

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BDN cites UMaine research, innovation in promoting ‘OneVoice Maine’

The Bangor Daily News cited University of Maine contributions to the state’s farming, fishing and forestry industries in promoting the latest edition of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce’s magazine, “OneVoice Maine.” The magazine includes stories that highlight the link between research and development efforts by the university and innovation in farming, fishing, and forestry […]

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Ground-penetrating radar research in Alaska

CCI scientists provide resources to educate Maine youth about climate change

Colleagues at the Climate Change Institute are collaborating to strengthen climate education for youth in grades 5–12 in Maine. CCI faculty and staff have created the Climate Education Resources webpage to provide educators with a variety of informative materials in one place. The resources are grouped within five themes — Climate Synthesis & Overview, Climate Data […]

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AP talks with Tasnim about warming in Maine’s blueberry barrens

The Associated Press spoke with Rafa Tasnim, a Ph.D. student of ecology and environmental sciences at the University of Maine about how rising temperatures are affecting Maine’s wild blueberry crop. Tasnim led a study of changes in temperature and precipitation in Down East Maine over the past 40 years which revealed a greater increase in […]

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Registration open for undergraduate RCR training

The University of Maine Office of Research Compliance has opened registration for its virtual Responsible Conduct of Research training for students.  Undergraduates participating in research sponsored by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health or U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture are required to take the training, which will be […]

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Hao discusses soil health improvement project with WAGM

WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle) interviewed Jay Hao, an associate professor of plant pathology at the University of Maine, about his project to reduce pathogens in soil by planting rotational crops after potatoes. “Because the tubers stay in the soil, you face a lot of soil borne pathogens,” he said. “That can cause a […]

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The County notes UMaine assistance in structural round timber study

The County noted that University of Maine researchers are helping Original Mass Timber Maine, an initiative from the town of Ashland, study the environmental benefits of structural round timber, which is expected to be more environmentally sustainable than other wood building products. According to the report, “university will also be conducting a cost analysis of […]

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Overdose report Sorg compiled cited by WAGM

A report compiled by Marcella Sorg, a University of Maine research professor at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, was cited by WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle) in its “Intervention Aroostook” segment. According to the report, as cited in the story, there were 132 overdose deaths in the state in the second quarter last […]

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