School of Forest Resources

AP reports UMaine to receive NASA grant to study forest health

The Associated Press reported the University of Maine will receive a nearly $750,000 grant from the National Aeronautic and Space Administration to study the quality, health and value of forestland in Maine. The three-year project is led by Parinaz Rahimzadeh, an assistant professor of remote sensing of natural resources at UMaine, and is expected to […]

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MD Islander speaks with Gardner about link between ticks, Acadia fire of ’47

Mount Desert Islander spoke with Allison Gardner, an assistant professor of arthropod vector biology at the University of Maine, about a study she’s leading that found ticks are more abundant in parts of Acadia National Park that burned in the October 1947 fire. “We’re trying to establish associations between where we see high densities of […]

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Walker, Tajvidi talk with News Center Maine about ‘Nanocellulose Valley’

News Center Maine interviewed Colleen Walker and Medhi Tajvidi for its story about nanocellulose research at the University of Maine, the lone facility in the United States with the ability to produce 1 ton of nanocellulose per day. Nanocellulose, made from wood pulp, is renewable, biodegradable and strong, and can be used to make a […]

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