Signature and Emerging Areas

Miner chosen as Ambassador to inspire next generation of STEM pioneers

Kimberley Rain Miner, a University of Maine research assistant professor in the Climate Change Institute and a physical scientist at the Geospatial Research Laboratory, has been selected as one of 125 AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) IF/THEN® Ambassadors.  IF/THEN®, a national initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, seeks to further women in science, […]

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Smart Cities Dive cites UMaine leadership in mass timber research

Smart Cities Dive listed the University of Maine as one of 10 universities to receive a combined $1 million in grants for mass timber projects. Mass timber is lauded for its ability to help cities reduce carbon footprints. The structures can last up to 100 years and sequester carbon from the atmosphere, according to the […]

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Allen an expert source for WVII’s Summit to Shore series

Katherine Allen talked with WVII (Channel 7) for the second part of its Summit to Shore series that focused on the Gulf of Maine, which is warming faster than 99% of the world’s oceans. The assistant professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and Climate Change Institute studies the ocean’s history by analyzing […]

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Birkel talks with WVII about extreme weather, Hurricane Dorian

Sean Birkel talked with WVII (Channel 7) for its story about Hurricane Dorian. Birkel, a research assistant professor at the Climate Change Institute and the Maine state climatologist, indicated that climate change may result in more extreme weather. “So, in a warming climate, warming ocean surface temperatures provide fuel and moisture for a hurricane, so […]

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Mountains

Researchers to reconstruct Holocene climate change in Southern Hemisphere

To understand industrial-age glacier recession and climate warming in New Zealand, an international research team led by the University of Maine will document the past 10,000 years of natural variations by studying the moraines of retreating glaciers and rings of temperature-sensitive trees in the Southern Hemisphere.  The data will allow researchers to compare the Holocene-era […]

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Phys.org carries UMaine release on scallop reproduction research using eDNA

Phys.org carried a University of Maine news release about a new study focused on a method developed by researchers from UMaine and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences to study the timing of scallop spawning by analyzing environmental DNA found in water samples. The study provides a tool for managing wild and farmed shellfish populations, and […]

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Scallops

Researchers use DNA in seawater to monitor scallop reproduction

Researchers from the University of Maine and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences have developed a method for studying the timing of scallop spawning by analyzing the environmental DNA found in water samples.  The newly published study provides a tool for managing wild and farmed shellfish populations, and it demonstrates the promise of emerging eDNA approaches […]

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Media report UMaine receives $20M grant to learn about Maine’s aquatic ecosystems

The Associated Press, Mainebiz, Penobscot Bay Pilot and The Lincoln County News reported the University of Maine and The Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will use a $20 million National Science Foundation grant to learn more about Maine’s aquatic ecosystems. Maine Public interviewed Michael Kinnison, an associate professor of marine sciences at UMaine and the project’s lead researcher, […]

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