Signature and Emerging Areas

Upward Bound Math Science students to present research at STEM symposium

Students in the University of Maine’s Upward Bound Math Science (UBMS) program will present their summer research/explorations at the annual UBMS STEM Symposium 5–9 p.m. Monday, July 31. The event will be held in the atrium of the D.P. Corbett Business Building and will follow the style of a professional poster conference. Students will present […]

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Shell midden

Preserving Maine’s ancient coastal heritage

Maine’s coastline is dotted with more than 2,000 archaeologically documented shell middens and virtually all of them are eroding into the ocean, some quite rapidly, which is putting valuable records of Maine’s cultural and environmental history at risk, says Alice Kelley, a geoarchaeologist at the University of Maine. It is a trend that is likely […]

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Jeremy Rich

Learn about deep-sea hydrothermal vents at DMC

University of Maine marine microbiologist Jeremy Rich will talk about fertile clusters of life flourishing on the dark deep-sea floor at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 28 in Brooke Hall at the Darling Marine Center. Deep-sea hydrothermal vents — hot springs on the ocean floor — have fascinated scientists and the public since they were discovered […]

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SSV Robert C. Seamans

Jessima Ranney: Exploring spectacular coral wildernesses with SEA Semester

University of Maine senior Jessima Ranney is sailing with SEA Semester on a scientific research voyage to the remote Phoenix Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Ranney is one of 24 undergraduates from U.S. colleges and universities conducting research to contribute to a growing data set of this largely understudied region. Little is known about the […]

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Leslie to discuss marine resilience July 25 at Skidompha Library

Heather Leslie will be the featured “Chats with Champions” speaker at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 25 at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta. The director of the University of Maine Darling Marine Center will draw on her research in Maine and Mexico to discuss how the emerging science of marine resilience is changing how people understand and […]

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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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