Research

Three faculty members awarded fellowship to conduct research in Acadia National Park

Three University of Maine faculty members have been 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 as part of Second […]

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Clifford’s dust storm study among top 10% of JGR: Atmospheres downloaded papers

Heather Clifford’s groundbreaking study that found a warming planet will make dust storms more intense in the Mediterranean, which will impact glaciers, air quality and frequency of North Atlantic hurricanes, was among the top 10% of the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres’ most downloaded papers published between January 2018 and December 2019. Clifford is a […]

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‘The Maine Question’ asks about air quality during pandemic

How has COVID-19 impacted the environment? Find out in this week’s episode of “The Maine Question.”  During the devastating coronavirus pandemic, the world’s economy has slowed, which has brought about some profound changes.  Sean Birkel, research assistant professor with the Climate Change Institute and the Maine State Climatologist, talks about what happens when there’s less […]

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Caleigh Charlebois awarded Barry Goldwater Scholarship

University of Maine junior Caleigh Charlebois has been awarded a Barry Goldwater Scholarship for demonstrating exceptional promise of becoming a next-generation research leader in engineering, mathematics or natural sciences. She will receive up to $7,500 for tuition, books and room and board. To be selected for this award, students need to demonstrate breadth and depth […]

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Birthisel talks to NYT about solarization weed control approach

The New York Times interviewed Sonja Birthisel, a postdoctoral research associate with the University of Maine School of Forest Resources, for the article “The Easier Way to Make a Garden Bed.” Birthisel talks about the chemical-free weed-control strategy of solarization. “Soil solarization is the practice of covering moistened soil with clear plastic for a period […]

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Well News interviews Brewer about U.S. Senate Race in Maine

The Well News interviewed Mark Brewer, a professor of political science at the University of Maine, about the polls for the 2020 U.S. Senate race in Maine. Brewer talked about the political stances and actions of U.S. Rep. Susan Collins and her challenger, Sara Gideon, speaker of Maine’s House of Representatives. 

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Climate.gov publishes Q&A with Allen about her research

Climate.gov, which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, published a Q&A with Katherine Allen, an assistant professor with the University of Maine School of Earth and Climate Sciences and Climate Change Institute. Allen, a former NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow, answered questions about her career path, her previous and current […]

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AP, WABI report on UMaine-led Franco American Portal project 

The Associated Press and WABI (Channel 5) reported on a University of Maine initiative to create a first-ever bilingual portal to Franco American heritage records from archives in the United States and Canada. The effort, led by Franco American Programs at UMaine, received a nearly $60,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The […]

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2020 CUGR summer fellowship winners announced

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the 2020 CUGR summer fellowship winners. Undergraduate proposals will be awarded up to a maximum of $3,300 each. Funding is provided by the UMaine Office of the Vice President for Research and Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC). This year’s winners are: Dawsin Blanchard, computer […]

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