Mainebiz notes UMaine part of $10 million forest management project

Mainebiz reported that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $10 million grant to a collaborative research team from the University of Maine, the University of Georgia and lead-site Purdue University to help landowners and stakeholders better adapt their forests to increasingly complicated economic and climate conditions in the eastern U.S.

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Media share UMaine rockweed study and Maine Public reported on a study led by the University of Maine that captured how entire rockweed beds recover from harvest. The study found that harvest patterns were uneven, creating a mosaic of habitats across the bed. This indicates that harvest has less impact than previous studies, with a smaller scale of focus, reported. […]

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Media report on browntail moth surveys on UMaine campus

WABI-TV (Channel 5 in Bangor) and WFVX-TV (Fox 22/ABC 7 in Bangor) reported that researchers at the University of Maine have been conducting browntail moth surveys across the campus. The surveying is part of a larger effort to reveal trends in the behavior of these moths as UMaine researchers evaluate ways to manage these pests […]

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A photo of Alireza Kianimoqadam

Alireza Kianimoqadam: Developing software to help decarbonize industries

From 2012–14, Alireza Kianimoqadam helped provide sustainable heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems for people in Tehran as a volunteer engineer with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme. The systems he designed were efficient and relied on renewable sources instead of fossil fuels. Kianimoqadam, of Tabas, Iran, completed his bachelor’s degree only months before starting […]

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A photo of researchers measuring a rockweed bed on the coast of Maine

Study unravels the impact of rockweed harvest at the bed-scale

A study led by the University of Maine captured how entire rockweed beds recover from harvest, and the practice has a smaller impact than previously thought. Rockweed wields immense influence over its intertidal habitat. Its tangled branches form the backbone of a rich ecosystem that shelters and feeds an abundance of marine life. Everywhere rockweed […]

Read more highlights UMaine study about embodiment in environmental research featured a new paper from the University of Maine that illustrates how scientists can successfully use “embodiment,” or the nuanced practices and everyday interactions that shape collaboration, to improve their research. “Going forward, researchers can make commitments to embodied practices such as collaborative research design, paying attention to and attending to: partners’ needs, active […]

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Media feature UMaine research about African glaciers

WMTW-TV (Channel 8 in Portland) and the Bangor Daily News reported on University of Maine research about tropical glaciers in Uganda. “One of the big reasons why the tropics are important is because what happens in the tropics doesn’t stay in the tropics. It influences the rest of the globe. A lot of our atmospheric […]

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