News Center Maine features potato varieties developed by UMaine researchers

News Center Maine featured potato variety testing at the University of Maine’s Agricultural Research and Development Farm in Presque Isle. The process starts at the UMaine campus in Orono, where potato plants are cross-pollinated in greenhouses, which results in thousands of true potato seeds. After that, researchers and students use those seeds to grow 50,000 […]

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Axios cites Climate Reanalyzer data about Pacific Northwest heat wave

In an article about a record-breaking heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, Axios used data from the University of Maine Climate Reanalyzer to create a map of forecast temperature departures from average during Monday through Wednesday May 17 in degrees Fahrenheit. The Climate Reanalyzer was developed by Sean Birkel, Maine state climatologist and assistant professor […]

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New findings revealed on how climate change impacts lobster ecology

New information is emerging on how climate change is impacting American lobster populations and their connections to other species in the marine food web in the earliest stages of their life cycle. New research conducted by two graduate students at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC) has revealed more information about how these […]

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Mech speaks to PPH about this year’s browntail moth outbreak

The Portland Press Herald interviewed Angela Mech, assistant professor of forest entomology at the University of Maine, about this year’s browntail moth outbreak. “We haven’t had this big of a browntail moth outbreak in 100 years. There are still so many questions we don’t know the answers to,” Mech said. The PPH noted that this […]

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Institute of Medicine awards nine graduate summer fellowships for 2023

The University of Maine Institute of Medicine has awarded summer fellowships to nine graduate students to support their research in health science and biomedicine.  The fellowships, which include up to $6,000 for a stipend, one graduate credit and health insurance, will allow graduate students to conduct their research full time during the summer months alongside […]

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Katelyn Amero: UMaine junior named a 2023 Goldwater Scholar

University of Maine junior Katelyn Amero of Mapleton, Maine has been named a 2023 Goldwater Scholar.  Amero, a double major in biochemistry and microbiology, and a member of the Honors College, is one of 413 college students nationwide who were named Goldwater Scholars for the 2023–24 academic year, according to the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and […]

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