Acadia National Park

MacKenzie aims to coordinate conservation efforts for Maine mountaintops

Each childhood spring, Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie and her grandmother had a picnic on the day rhododendrons bloomed in her family’s yard in Massachusetts. MacKenzie, now a postdoctoral David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, continues to relish “botanizing,” as she calls it. She is one of five emerging […]

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Undergraduate research training session to be offered March 6

The University of Maine Office of Research Compliance will hold a Responsible Conduct of Research training 5–8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 in Hill Auditorium. The session is for undergraduate students participating in NSF, NIH and/or USDA-NIFA sponsored research. Registration is required by Feb. 27. More information, including a link to register, is online.

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MDI Biological Lab, UMaine research could lead to new therapies for diabetics

A new study conducted by researchers at MDI Biological Laboratory and the University of Maine could lead to new therapies for people with diabetes. The research, led by MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Sandra Rieger, has demonstrated that an enzyme she had previously identified as playing a role in peripheral neuropathy induced by cancer chemotherapy also […]

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Ameican beech tree

American beech dominating, abundance of maples declining due to climate-associated changes in Northeastern forests

The composition of hardwood forests in the Northeastern United States is changing significantly. In the past 30 years in forestlands in four states, climate-associated changes have increased the abundance of American beech compared to three other hardwood species commonly associated with the regional forests, according to University of Maine-led research team. The significant shift to […]

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Jacquelyn Gill

Jacquelyn Gill finalist for Portland Press Herald Mainer of the Year

Jacquelyn Gill, a University of Maine paleoecologist, is one of the finalists for the Portland Press Herald’s 2017 Mainers of the Year. She helped start a conversation on Twitter that evolved into the March for Science on Earth Day 2017. “I’ve felt catapulted by this national energy around supporting science,” Gill told the Portland Press […]

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Hemock tree

UMaine-led team discovers new hemlock species

A new species of hemlock has been identified on Ulleungdo, an island east of the Korean peninsula, which may lead to the temperate conifer being considered for conservation. The Ulleungdo hemlock (Tsuga ulleungensis) was identified by an international team led by Garth Holman, a research associate in the School of Biology and Ecology at the […]

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