Signature and Emerging Areas

NOAA Sea Grant and Fisheries announce 2018 joint fellowship recipients

The National Marine Fisheries Service and Sea Grant have awarded one of seven fellowships to University of Maine doctoral student Mackenzie Mazur.   The fellowship will support Mazur’s research, conducted under advisers Yong Chen and Teresa Johnson, to develop a management strategy evaluation framework for the Maine lobster fishery in a changing Gulf of Maine. […]

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WBOC reports on student researchers collecting data at White Marlin Open

WBOC (Channel 16 in Maryland) reported on University of Maine student researchers collecting data at the White Marlin Open in Ocean City, Maryland. Brenda Rudnicky and Riley Austin, graduate students in the School of Marine Sciences, collected different body parts from some of the fish caught during the tournament for research on the diet and […]

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GeoDataPoint interviews Sandilands about career

GeoDataPoint interviewed David Sandilands, an aerial survey pilot and remote sensing technician with the Barbara Wheatland Geospatial Analysis Laboratory in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine. Sandilands operates the university’s Cessna 172 aircraft and sUAS (small Unmanned Aerial Systems) platforms, helps develop materials for technical instruction of remote sensing applications, and […]

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Islander advances discussion with Cox on Fire of ’47

The Mount Desert Islander previewed a discussion titled “Fact and Fiction: The Fire of ’47” to take place at the Southwest Harbor Public Library from 5:30–7 p.m. Aug. 14. The discussion will feature research by Sean Cox, a historian and Honors Associate at the University of Maine, and a reading by Matty Dalrymple from her […]

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The County interviews Porter for report on potato research

The County interviewed Greg Porter, a professor of crop ecology and management at the University of Maine, for a report on a field day at UMaine’s Aroostook Research Farm, and ongoing potato research. Porter leads the potato breeding program at the farm, the largest of UMaine’s five agricultural experiment stations, the article states. Research at […]

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On the Water features Golet’s yellowfin tuna research

On the Water magazine highlighted research by Walter Golet, a research assistant professor in the School of Marine Sciences, in an article on yellowfin tuna, which are slightly overfished in the Atlantic. Golet’s team was awarded funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Saltonstall-Kennedy Program, with support from the NOAA Cooperative Research Program and […]

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Transportation Center, rapidly deployable bridge system celebrated

Plans for the highly competitive $14.2 million, five-year grant recently awarded to the University of Maine to establish a University Transportation Center were the focus of a media event Aug. 8, led by U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Maine Department of Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt and Advanced Structures and Composites Center Executive […]

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Media report on celebration of DOT grant for Composites Center

The Bangor Daily News, News Center Maine, WABI (Channel 5), WVII (Channel 7), Mainebiz, Construction Dive and For Construction Pros reported on the Aug. 8 testing of a bridge and celebration of a $14.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to improve transportation in Maine at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. UMaine […]

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Steneck recent guest on Maine Public’s ‘Maine Calling’

Bob Steneck, a professor in the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine who’s based at the Darling Marine Center, was a recent guest on Maine Public’s “Maine Calling” radio show. The show focused on the status of Maine’s lobster population, the effects of climate change and tariffs, the role of the lobsterman […]

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Extension 4-H offers Aquaponics SPIN Club

This summer, Hancock County 4-H has been collaborating with the Center for Cooperative Aquaculture (CCAR) in Franklin and the University of Maine Center for Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS) to offer a 4-H Aquaponics SPIN Club to high school youth in the Franklin area. The group meets at the CCAR facility weekly to care for […]

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