Signature and Emerging Areas

Maine Sea Grant ‘Estuary Beat’ column appearing in Working Waterfront

Maine Sea Grant has started a new collaboration with The Working Waterfront newspaper, published monthly by the Rockland, Maine-based Island Institute. The “Estuary Beat” column provides short updates on science and environment news, research and events in Maine’s coastal rivers, bays and harbors. Written by Catherine Schmitt, Sea Grant communications director, the goal of the […]

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UMaine researchers to receive USDA funds for climate adaption project with UVM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced on July 19 nine grants totaling more than $8 million to study and develop new approaches for the agriculture sector to adapt to and mitigate the effects of changing environmental conditions. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food […]

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Brady to discuss Damariscotta River estuary environment at DMC

Damian Brady will deliver a talk titled “One if by land, two if by sea: Understanding how Maine estuaries are changing” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 21 in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Seventy-five percent of Maine’s oyster harvest comes from the Damariscotta River. Brady will talk about […]

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Sequencing reveals how Porphyra thrives in a tough environment

Sequencing of the nuclear genome of Porphyra umbilicalis — laver or Atlantic nori — has revealed insights into how the bangiophyte red algae have thrived for over a billion years in the harshest environmental conditions — the pounding waves, baking sun and drying winds of the intertidal zone. An international research team of 50 scientists […]

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Miranda Roberts

Political science major named ENACT student delegate

University of Maine fourth-year student Miranda Roberts of Hermon has been chosen to serve as a student delegate for the Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation (ENACT), a new national program based at Brandeis University designed to engage young people in state legislative change. Roberts is a political science major with double minors in Spanish […]

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Alumni, students take on leading roles at Mount Desert Island Historical Society

A Mount Desert Island Historical Society news release noted the many contributions of University of Maine community members to its organization. Over the past few years, UMaine students, faculty and alumni have taken on expanded roles in the society, a regional nonprofit located about 90 minutes from UMaine’s campus in Orono. New Champlain Society Fellow […]

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Public invited to Damariscotta Estuary Marine Science forum July 17

The University of Maine Darling Marine Center, aquaculture industry partners and the Damariscotta River Association invite community members to “Science for the People: Damariscotta Estuary Marine Science Public Forum” at 7 p.m. Monday, July 17 at Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm in Damariscotta. Presenters will provide synopses of research being conducted by the Sustainable […]

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Children’s tour at Orono Bog Boardwalk July 17

A children’s tour will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 17 at the Orono Bog Boardwalk located in the Rolland F. Perry (Bangor) City Forest. The tour will cover the history of the boardwalk, including how the bog formed over 15,000 years ago. Once on the boardwalk, children will learn about the different plants […]

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DMC hosts talk about right whales, changing Gulf of Maine

A University of Maine professor of oceanography will give a talk titled “Plankton, Right Whales and Change in Gulf of Maine Ecosystem” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 14 in Brooke Hall at the Darling Marine Center. Recent changes in the timing and abundance of zooplankton coincide with changes in right whale sightings, says Jeffrey Runge, […]

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