Research

Lobster fishing

From south to north, young lobsters find cool refuge in deep water

Maine fishermen hauled in 110.8 million pounds of lobsters in 2017 with a value of more than $400 million. While still incredibly large, this volume represented a 16 percent decline and $100 million loss compared to previous years of record-setting landings. Since the late 1980s Maine’s lobster landings have multiplied six fold, while the area […]

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Maine Public, WVII interview Allan about hazing research, prevention toolkit

Maine Public and WVII (Channel 7) spoke with Elizabeth Allan, a professor of higher education leadership at the University of Maine, about her hazing research. For more than a decade, Allan and her colleagues have been looking at college hazing, and recently released a paper and toolkit intended to help colleges take steps to prevent it, […]

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Leslie helps design database to assess, guide ocean conservation efforts

An international team of researchers, including Heather Leslie of the University of Maine, has released a new tool for assessing ocean conservation. The Conservation Planning Database project is a free, peer-reviewed online resource for conservation scientists and practitioners to understand how marine conservation has been approached in various places throughout the world. “This database gives […]

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UMaine researchers develop hazing prevention framework

For years, hazing on college campuses has been an under-the-radar concern. Occasionally, especially when it results in death, hazing has received heightened scrutiny, both inside and outside higher education. But for the most part, it’s an issue that’s rarely discussed. In recent years, University of Maine professor of higher education Elizabeth Allan has been trying […]

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Undergrads showcase marine economy research, Wiscasset Newspaper reports

Wiscasset Newspaper published a University of Maine Darling Marine Center news release about the third annual SEA Fellows Symposium. The August event featured the work of 22 undergraduate students and was attended by more than 80 scientists, industry professionals, resource managers and interested citizens. SEA (Science for Economic Impact and Application) Fellows is an undergraduate […]

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Undergraduate research for Maine’s marine economy

Diatoms, sugar kelp, green crabs, lobsters and oysters are iconic organisms on our coast. Their roles in marine ecosystems, their importance as fished and cultured species and their responses to changing ocean conditions were topics of SEA Fellows’ research from Casco Bay to Eastport this summer. The third annual SEA Fellows Symposium featured the work […]

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De Urioste-Stone receives NSF Research Traineeship award, EurekAlert! reports

EurekAlert! published a National Science Foundation news release announcing the NSF Research Traineeship program has funded 17 projects, totaling $51 million, to develop and implement graduate education traineeship models in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The awards will help train the next generation of scientific leaders to develop the skills necessary to tackle […]

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STEM-related platform for visually impaired awarded NSF grant, Maine Edge reports

The Maine Edge published a University of Maine news release announcing a $748,000 National Science Foundation grant for the development and evaluation of a first-of-its-kind remote learning platform. The system will provide people who are blind or visually impaired nonvisual access to STEM-related graphical information. The project, “A Remote Multimodal Learning Environment to Increase Graphical […]

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BDN interviews UMaine researchers about maple syrup, honey producer study

The Bangor Daily News interviewed researchers from the University of Maine about their ongoing study on the challenges and opportunities for maple syrup and honey producers. The study, “Finding the Sweet Spot: Scales, Challenges and Opportunities for Beekeeping and Maple Syrup Production in Maine,” is a collaboration between UMaine and College of the Atlantic, and […]

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