Signature and Emerging Areas

Carney speaks to BDN about forest loss to solar energy development

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Noah Charney, assistant professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology at the University of Maine, about concerns related to booming solar energy development in Maine cutting into forests and habitats already threatened by climate change. “Where you choose to put a site is important, given the options. […]

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BDN featured Schattman on PFAS panel

The Bangor Daily News reported that Rachel Schattman, assistant professor of sustainable agriculture at the University of Maine, presented at a forum organized by the Bangor Daily News and Maine Farmland Trust about removing toxic “forever chemicals” from the environment. Schattman is in the early stages of research on how PFAS chemicals are absorbed by […]

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PPH reports on UMaine ASCC unveiling world’s first 3D-printed bio-based house

The Portland Press Herald reported that the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center in Orono will unveil the world’s first bio-based 3D printed house. Built on the world’s largest polymer 3D printer, the 600-square-foot BioHome3D is a potential solution to the housing crisis, labor shortage, supply chain disruptions and environmental challenges. Yahoo News […]

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A photo of Nun Kun Massif, Ladakh, Indian Himalayas.

UMaine Climate Change Institute celebrates 50th anniversary

The University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023, marking half-century of research and education related to climate change in Maine, New England and across the planet. In 1973, professor emeritus Harold Borns, whose research focused on glaciers and glaciation in Maine, founded the Institute for Quaternary Studies with the goal […]

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New study outlines ways to recruit more women for bioenergy, forestry

To recruit more women for careers in the forestry industry, particularly the bioenergy sector, University of Maine researchers have devised a road map. The team, led by Abigayl “Abby” Novak, a master’s student in forest resources at the BioEnergy Lab of the School of Forest Resources (SFR), found that attracting and retaining women in bioenergy […]

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Mount Desert Islander shares Beal research about clams

The Mount Desert Islander reported that Brian Beal, a professor of marine ecology and director of the marine field station at the University of Maine at Machias, is conducting research along Maine’s coast to see how clams spawn in an environment free of predators. The research began in 2020 and is entering its third year […]

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Ranco to co-present Indian Law and History Lecture Nov. 18

Darren Ranco, chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine, will be one of the speakers for the virtual Indian Law and History Lecture, co-hosted by the University of Maine School of Law and Maine Conservation Voters at noon on Friday, Nov. 18.  The lecture will explore the Doctrine of Discovery, a millennia-old […]

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