Research

Phys.org features UMaine study about impact of COVID-19 pandemic on research

Phys.org highlighted a study from the University of Maine exploring how the first year of the pandemic affected research activities at the institution. The researchers surveyed more than 400 UMaine faculty, staff and graduate students about how the first year of living with COVID restrictions affected research activities, productivity, and health and wellness, as well […]

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WPFO cites UMaine study about snowmobiling

In a story about lack of snowfall causing problems for Maine snowmobilers, WPFO-TV (Fox 23 in Portland) cited a 2020 study by the University of Maine that found snowmobiling provided more than $600 million to the state’s economy in 2019.

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News Center Maine features Noren research about scallop farming

In a story about Maine’s scallop farming industry, News Center Maine spoke to Christopher Noren, graduate student at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, about his research into the best ways to grow scallops to farm. Noren said that climate change warming Maine’s waters can pose a potential risk to the scallop industry, both […]

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Guillermo Figueroa-Muñoz: From salmonids in Patagonia to alewives in Maine

Growing up in Chile’s Patagonia region, Guillermo Figueroa-Muñoz never imagined he would end up in Orono, Maine, over 6,000 miles away from his hometown of Puerto Cisnes. Thanks to a little luck and hard work, though, the University of Maine Ph.D. student is using the research skills he learned studying fisheries in his home country […]

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Flanagan co-authors dyslexia explainer for MEA magazine

Sara Flanagan, University of Maine assistant professor of special education, and Rachel Brown-Chidsey, assistant professor of special education at the University of Southern Maine, have an article in the new edition of Maine Educator, the magazine of the Maine Education Association, titled “Dyslexia 101: Questions & Answers for Educators.” Dyslexia is the most common type […]

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Ambrook Research features Zhang biochar research

Ambrook Research featured YongJiang “John” Zhang, assistant professor of plant physiology at the University of Maine, and his research on how biochar may be used to improve moisture retention in Maine’s wild blueberry fields.

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Media report on $6.2M in federal funding for UMaine Extension tick lab

News Center Maine and WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) reported on the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab receiving $6.2 million in one-time federal spending as part of the omnibus spending bill approved by Congress and signed by President Joe Biden in December. The funding, which was part of a $53 million package of […]

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Shea speaks with BDN about LPDV research among wild turkeys 

Stephanie Shea spoke with the Bangor Daily News about a study she led as a University of Maine Ph.D. student to determine the prevalence of Lymphoproliferative virus (LPDV) among Maine wild turkeys and the factors that can influence their chance of infection. All of the turkeys that tested positive for the virus during the study […]

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