Research

WABI interviews Gardner about blacklegged tick research

WABI (Channel 5) reported on Allison Gardner’s research into ecosystem factors, such as temperature and snowpack, that inhibit the spread of blacklegged ticks. The National Science Foundation awarded the assistant professor in the School of Biology and Ecology $200,000 for a three-year project that begins Sept. 1. Blacklegged ticks’ current distribution appears to be mostly […]

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Dallas Innovates references wind-wave basin at UMaine 

Dallas Innovates magazine referenced the W2 Wind-Wave Basin at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center for an article about an offshore wind project from the University of Texas that received funding. The U.S. Department of Energy and the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy awarded Todd Griffith, associate professor of mechanical engineering at The […]

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Girgis helps design novel low-cost environmental monitoring buoy 

Joshua Girgis ’18 earned his degree in mechanical engineering and headed to the Darling Marine Center to work with Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center director Chris Davis and others to design an environmental monitoring buoy. The goal is to build a buoy that gathers real-time information about ocean temperature, salinity and productivity so oyster and seaweed […]

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Mayewski, Norchi co-author cover story about coronavirus, climate change for Global Geneva

University of Maine Climate Change Institute director Paul Mayewski and Charles Norchi, Benjamin Thompson Professor of Law at the University of Maine School of Law and Fulbright-Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Iceland) Arctic Scholar co-authored the cover story “COVID-19 and climate change: the planet’s twin crises” in Global Geneva, an independent, international print and online journalism publication […]

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WABI reports on Ruben’s coronavirus-related selfie research

WABI (Channel 5) reported on University of Maine professor Mollie Ruben’s request for selfies from the public for her coronavirus-related research. Ruben, an assistant professor of psychology, wants to explore people’s social perceptions and biases related to face masks, and a #Selfie4Science will help. She’s building a database of people with and without face masks […]

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AP highlights fellowship awards for UMaine research in Acadia

The Associated Press reported on three University of Maine professors who were awarded fellowships to conduct research in Acadia National Park. The faculty members are Rachel Fowler, laboratory coordinator with the School of Biology and Ecology; Bonnie Newsom, assistant professor of anthropology; and Jay Wason, assistant professor of forest ecosystem physiology. The fellowships were awarded […]

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Woman taking a selfie while wearing a face mask

Ruben invites community to snap #Selfie4Science for face mask study

Next time you put on a face mask before heading into the grocery store, Mollie Ruben would like you to snap a selfie and send it her way. Your #Selfie4Science will support COVID-19-related research. Given the need to wear face masks as well as interact while wearing them, the University of Maine assistant professor of […]

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Boothbay Register publishes UMaine release announcing tick survey

The Boothbay Register published a University of Maine news release announcing that forest landowners in southern and coastal Maine are partnering with UMaine researchers as part of the state’s first active tick surveillance citizen science program. The Maine Forest Tick Survey based at UMaine seeks volunteer landowners with 10–1,000 wooded acres in Androscoggin, Cumberland, Hancock, […]

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