Signature and Emerging Areas

Press Herald lists UMaine Extension, Mitchell Center as sustainability education resources

The Portland Press Herald named the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions as resources for those looking to learn about sustainability. UMaine Extension regularly offers workshops, courses, literature and videos on sustainable farming and gardening, soil testing, composting, beekeeping and food preservation. The Mitchell Center hosts […]

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AP, Press Herald report on collaborative lobster conservation research

The Portland Press Herald and Associated Press reported on a recently published study that found conservation practices employed in the Gulf of Maine have allowed the lobster fisheries of northern New England to thrive during a time of increased ocean warming, while fisheries in southern New England have declined drastically. The study included researchers from […]

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Media outlets share UMaine aquaculture research

World Fishing & Aquaculture and Undercurrent News carried portions of a media release from Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine. The stories indicated that research conducted by UMaine assistant professor of economics Caroline Noblet and assistant professor of risk communication Laura Rickard found that strategic outreach and consumer education could lead to a growth […]

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Sea Grant information cited in Courier-Gazette seaweed story

Maine Sea Grant was cited in a Courier-Gazette story about a seaweed conference and fair being planned for this summer in Rockland. “Maine has a unique opportunity to develop a sea vegetable aquaculture industry, with its cold, clean waters, extensive coastline, and existing fishery and aquaculture industries and infrastructure. Interest in sea vegetable farming is […]

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Ellsworth American reports on damaged oceanographic buoy

An Ellsworth American story indicated an oceanographic buoy that a team of scientists at the University of Maine designed, built and deployed in the Gulf of Maine was reported damaged. The buoy gathers and transmits data about ocean temperatures, currents and salinity levels, as well as air temperature, wind speed and direction and the height […]

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Noblet: Consumer education key for growth of aquaculture in U.S.

Over the last several decades, aquaculture has been expanding throughout the world. Still, many Americans know very little about the industry and its progress has been sluggish. But, the tide could be changing as new research from the University of Maine indicates the industry is poised for growth through strategic outreach and consumer education. Aquaculture, […]

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UMaine-led team discovers new hemlock species

A new species of hemlock has been identified on Ulleungdo, an island east of the Korean peninsula, which may lead to the temperate conifer being considered for conservation. The Ulleungdo hemlock (Tsuga ulleungensis) was identified by an international team led by Garth Holman, a research associate in the School of Biology and Ecology at the […]

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