School of Forest Resources

A forest view in Maine

Family forest initiatives should consider place attachment, according to UMaine study 

Foresters working with family forest landowners should apply contemporary approaches, including place attachment theory and addressing landowner concerns regarding biophysical and social conditions on their woodlands to advance forest stewardship, according to two researchers in the University of Maine School of Forest Resources.  Jessica Leahy, the Henry W. Saunders Distinguished Professor in Forestry, and former […]

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Media cite UMaine discovery of invasive earthworm in Northern Maine

WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) and the Bangor Daily News cited a University of Maine study that discovered the invasive European earthworm in two forest sites in Northern Maine. The study by research associate Joshua Puhlick, professor of soil sciences and forest resources Ivan Fernandez and assistant professor of forest ecosystem physiology Jay Wason was […]

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An invasive earthworm on soil

UMaine scientists discover invasive earthworms in Aroostook forestland

University of Maine researchers discovered invasive earthworms in Aroostook County timberlands, one of the first reported sightings in Northern Maine forests.  European earthworms have invaded forestland near the Seven Islands campsite on the St. John River and along Route 11 in Nashville Plantation, according to scientists from the UMaine School of Forest Resources. According to […]

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Dill, Mortelliti cited in BDN story about mice, ticks

Griffin Dill, a pest management professional and manager of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension tick lab, and Alessio Mortelliti, a UMaine associate professor of wildlife habitat ecology, talked with the Bangor Daily News for a story about the role of the white-footed mouse in spreading Lyme disease. The Piscataquis Observer shared the BDN story.

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Potatoes in a field

UMaine, UMF partner to build circular food system research team, address food waste

Researchers at the University of Maine and the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) have received a grant of $29,996 to facilitate development of a circular food system that promotes value-added processing of rural agricultural surplus and by-products to address food waste and food insecurity challenges.  The project is funded by the University of Maine […]

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NSRC backs UMaine researchers’ Northern Forest sustainability projects 

University of Maine researchers received financial awards from the Northern States Research Cooperative (NSRC) to conduct projects that tackle issues communities in the Northern Forest are facing.  The funding that will support UMaine research endeavors derives from an overall $1.6 million investment from the NSRC for 13 projects across Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New […]

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UMaine researchers developing carbon monitoring network for Acadian Forest Region

University of Maine researchers are developing a forest landscape model to monitor sources of carbon in the Acadian Forest Region in the northeastern U.S. and maritime Canada, as well as any changes in them.    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) awarded $940,308 for the three-year project from researchers in the Center for Research on […]

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WVII speaks with Ballman, Gardner about tick precautions, citizen science project

WVII (Channel 7) spoke with Elissa Ballman, a University of Maine citizen science coordinator, and Allie Gardner, a UMaine tick investigator, about the Maine Forest Tick Survey for 2020, and a new effort to recruit forest landowners in southern and coastal Maine for the second year of the citizen science tick surveillance project. The Scarborough Leader […]

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Rural Health and Wellbeing Grand Challenge Grant Program awards announced

The University of Maine System Research Reinvestment Fund (RRF) Advisory Board has announced the award of 14 new internal grants for the 2020–21 academic year. These one-year projects will foster research and development activities in three important areas: COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants; Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Collaboratives (IURCs); and UMS Research Collaboration Networks.  Applicants were required […]

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