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President Joan Ferrini-Mundy

President Ferrini-Mundy named to APLU Board of Directors

University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy has been selected to serve a three-year term as an at-large member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Board of Directors. The 28-member roster for the 2021 APLU Board of Directors was announced at the association’s 133rd Annual Meeting on Nov. 11.   “We’re excited to have […]

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Aerial image of birds on a Maine island

UMaine researchers team up to develop AI to count, identify birds in aerial photos 

Biologists count and identify birds in thousands of aerial photos when conducting wildlife surveys, a laborious task that consumes many hours. To reduce time spent analyzing images and the margin for error, University of Maine researchers endeavor to create artificial intelligence that will perform the task.  Faculty and graduate students from several units at UMaine […]

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Hannah Mittelstaedt

Mittelstaedt named 2020 Switzer Environmental Fellow

University of Maine graduate student Hannah Mittelstaedt from Maple Valley, Washington has been awarded a 2020 Switzer Environmental Fellowship for creative and compelling leadership in environmental science, policy and justice. Mittelstaedt, a doctoral candidate in ecology and environmental sciences, is advised by Amanda Klemmer and Brian Olsen. Her research focuses on discerning how anthropogenic and […]

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Researcher processing a clam in Mexico

Potential for fisheries co-management shaped by interplay between formal, informal fisheries institutions, UMaine researchers find

Integrating local norms and fishermen’s knowledge into fisheries regulations helps increase trust in fisheries management institutions and can make it easier for co-management to work.  That was a discovery of University of Maine researchers Kara Pellowe and Heather Leslie, who looked at the interplay between formal and informal institutions and the implications for the co-management […]

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UMaine, Maine MEP collaborating on production of aerosol shields to protect health care workers

A University of Maine and Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Maine MEP) innovation team developing solutions to COVID-19-related health care challenges has worked with in-state hospitals and manufacturing partners to build, test and start production of two variations of an “aerosol box” meant to protect frontline medical staff as they intubate or transport patients who may […]

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VEMI Lab researchers find efficacy in new digital map in aiding visually impaired 

Interactive tactile maps with raised surfaces and braille labels have helped blind and visually impaired people navigate new environments for years. However, they are expensive to produce. Researchers from the University of Maine have developed and tested a newer, cheaper and more accessible type of digital interactive map that delivers information through vibration and voice […]

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Seaweed research in a lab

Nayak part of international team investigating health benefits of processed seaweed

Seaweed, which is gaining popularity as a superfood in the United States, has several health benefits, but whether they are retained in products that have been processed in different ways remains unclear.  Research by an international team including the University of Maine aims to develop and optimize processing and preservation techniques for seaweed to retain […]

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