School of Forest Resources

Seymour speaks with Chronicle Herald about Nova Scotia forestry industry

Robert Seymour, the Curtis Hutchins Emeritus Professor in the School of Forest Resources, talked with The Chronicle Herald about the future of Nova Scotia’s forest industry. He suggested converting public facilities to run on wood pellets or a similar product. Pellets can be made from hardwood or softwood, are dried, and burn at around 80% […]

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Washington Post talks with Shaler about mass timber construction

The Washington Post talked with Stephen Shaler, director of the School of Forest Resources and associate director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, for its story “Forget the log cabin. Wood buildings are climbing skyward — with pluses for the planet.” Shaler said, “There’s not a silver bullet out there” with regards to mass […]

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O’Neill recent guest on ‘Maine Calling’

Shane O’Neill, forest industry business development manager in the University of Maine School of Forest Resources, was a recent guest on Maine Public’s “Maine Calling” radio show. The show’s topic was the future of Maine’s forests and how the state plans to develop its vital forest industry. 

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UMaine wood tech featured in NHPR report on what’s next for timber

Several University of Maine initiatives aimed at boosting the state’s forest economy were featured in a New Hampshire Public Radio piece looking at what’s next for New Hampshire timber. The article mentioned several UMaine School of Forest Resources projects that aim to develop new products using wood and wood scraps. The products include new kinds […]

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Study finds season an important factor in soil microbe sampling

Soil bacterial communities influence crop success and agricultural sustainability by interacting with plants in a variety of ways, from exchanging nutrients to influencing plant susceptibility to infection. Sue Ishaq, an assistant professor of animal and veterinary sciences in the University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture, recently participated in a project that examines how […]

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Islam Hafez

Hafez to develop nanocellulose-based system to remove arsenic from drinking water 

Islam Hafez will develop a nanocellulose-based point-of-use purification system that removes arsenic from drinking water. The United States Department of Agriculture awarded the postdoctoral researcher in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine $132,403 for the two-year project. The university is contributing $67,216 toward the project. “I like my work to be […]

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Symposium on Maine’s New Forest Economy on campus Oct. 23

A symposium on Maine’s new forest economy will be held Oct. 23 at the University of Maine, sponsored by UMaine, the Maine Forest Products Council and Forest Opportunity Roadmap/Maine (FOR/Maine). The 1–4:30 p.m. event in Wells Conference Center is free and open to the public. Online registration is required. It is being held during National […]

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New 10-year Holt Research Forest Strategic Plan released 

The University of Maine Center for Research on Sustainable Forests has published the 2019–2029 Holt Research Forest Strategic Plan.  The strategic plan grew out of a recent National Science Foundation Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories planning grant that included an October 2017 Holt Research Forest Board of Visitors review to evaluate the research, educational […]

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