Signature and Emerging Areas

Robinson’s artifacts from the Amazon on display in Hudson Museum exhibit

In 1979 and 1980, the late University of Maine archeologist Brian Robinson collected a range of traditional artifacts on a trip through the Amazonian rainforest in Peru. Robinson, who was an associate professor in UMaine’s Department of Anthropology and the Climate Change Institute, died last fall after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Now, visitors to […]

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Adapt and overcome

Read transcript Elisabeth Kilroy, a second-year Ph.D. student in the University of Maine’s Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, shares her research in muscular dystrophy and what inspires her work. To Kilroy, the science is personal. Read the full UMaine Today article online.

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Biogeochemical links across Greenland key to understanding Arctic

The Kangerlussuaq region of southwest Greenland is a 3,728-square-mile corridor stretching from the ice sheet to the Labrador Sea. In this area near the top of the world, landscape and ecosystem diversity abounds. Flora and fauna range from microbes in the ice sheet to large herbivores — caribou and musk oxen — living on the […]

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American lobster

DMC researchers test technique to determine lobster’s age

Research professor Rick Wahle and graduate student Carl Huntsberger are testing a technique at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center to determine the age of lobsters. Unlike fish, mollusks and trees, Wahle says lobsters and other crustaceans molt — or cast off their skeletons thereby discarding external signs of growth. That means a lobster’s […]

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2017 UMaine Student Symposium collecting submissions

Abstract submissions for the 2017 University of Maine Student Symposium on April 24 are now being accepted. The UMaine Student Symposium, a campuswide celebration of achievement in student research and creative activity, will be held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the […]

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‘Tides’ author to give talk March 1 at Darling Marine Center

Jonathan White will sign copies of “Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean” at his noon talk Wednesday, March 1 at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. White, a mariner and marine conservationist, ran educational programs aboard his 65-foot wooden schooner, Crusader, in the 1980s. The Crusader was nearly destroyed in […]

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Steneck, USM students embrace ecotourism experience in Cuba

University of Maine oceanographer Bob Steneck snorkeled on a remote coral reef and sailed a tall ship off Cuba with University of Southern Maine students enrolled in a Winter Term course. Those activities were part of an innovative, team-taught, 20-day course — Navigating Change in Cuba: Sustainable Maritime Environments and Tourism Development — with lead […]

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Wahle welcomes world to spring lobster conference in Portland

University of Maine marine scientist Rick Wahle is co-chairing a June conference in Portland, Maine focused on the impact of the changing ocean environment and the global economy on the biology and business of lobsters. About 200 biologists, oceanographers, industry members and fishery managers from more than a dozen countries are expected to attend the […]

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Former Darling Marine Center researcher leads phytoplankton expedition in Pacific

Ivona Cetinić, a former researcher at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, set off Jan. 26 from Hawaii on a 27-day expedition to study the health of phytoplankton populations in the Pacific Ocean. Cetinić, an oceanographer with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), is working on board the […]

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