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Discostella stelligera

UMaine researchers refining Arctic climate history through diatoms

Just above the Arctic Circle, in remote southwestern Greenland, UMaine researchers are seeking to better understand the effects of a changing climate on arctic lakes by looking at one of their smallest inhabitants — Discostella stelligera. The research team conducted a large-scale experiment to test the role of a lake’s thermal structure on populations of […]

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Mayewski to discuss ice melt, adaptation at Maine-Arctic Forum

The director of the University of Maine Climate Change Institute will talk about the Arctic’s changing climate and resulting economic opportunities and geopolitical concerns Oct. 3 at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. Paul Mayewski, who has led expeditions and conducted climate change research in the Arctic and all over the planet, will participate […]

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DMC, Bigelow study: Rising ocean temperatures threaten baby lobsters

If water temperatures in the Gulf of Maine rise a few degrees by end of the century, it could mean trouble for lobsters and the industry they support. That’s according to newly published research conducted at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. The research is the only published […]

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Hudson Museum exhibit explores how thriftiness conserves Earth’s resources

Cindy Isenhour doesn’t subscribe to the adage “out with the old, in with the new.” The planet can’t sustain it, says the assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Maine. Consider, she says, that each American annually throws away 1,400 pounds of stuff and that 11,000 gallons of water are used to produce one […]

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New Maine Forest Spatial Tool to aid understanding of state’s forest resources

A new interactive, online tool that allows high-resolution exploration and display of spatial data sets of Maine woodlands will help provide more information about the state’s forest resources to stakeholders — from landowners to researchers and policymakers. The Maine Forest Spatial Tool, developed by the University of Maine Center for Research on Sustainable Forests, provides […]

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Tiny fossils

For Allen, fossils yield data to understand ocean circulation, climate

Katherine Allen is an ocean historian. But instead of poring through old texts, she studies the chemical composition of tiny ancient fossil shells in Southwest Pacific marine sediment. Allen, a research assistant professor at the University of Maine, says these marine fossils — which have been accumulating on the seafloor for millions of years — […]

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New publication focuses on access, use, and ownership of the Maine coast

Access to Maine’s beaches and coastal areas can sometimes be a challenge. According to the latest analysis of property ownership data by the Maine Coastal Program, the public owns just 12 percent of Maine’s 5,400-mile shoreline. Public rights to the rest of the coast vary considerably, from submerged areas below low tide through the intertidal […]

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New study shows impact of out-of-state students on the Maine economy

A new study about the University of Maine’s out-of-state undergraduate students found that their activities generate a statewide annual economic impact of an estimated $160 million, according to UMaine Professor of Economics Todd Gabe. In addition to the annual economic contribution — including multiplier effects — in spending, Gabe found UMaine’s out-of-state undergraduate students fill […]

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UMaine receives award from new NSF program aimed at broadening STEM

The University of Maine is one of 37 colleges, universities and educational groups nationwide to receive first-ever awards for the National Science Foundation’s INCLUDES program, a comprehensive initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering by broadening participation in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). UMaine will receive $300,000 for a […]

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President Susan J. Hunter

UMaine President Susan J. Hunter to receive Deborah Morton Award

University of Maine President Susan J. Hunter is one of three prominent Maine women who will be honored at the 55th Annual Deborah Morton Society Convocation Sept. 20 at the University of New England The ceremony at 11 a.m., in the Eleanor DeWolfe Ludcke Auditorium on UNE’s Portland campus also will honor Gilda Nardone, executive […]

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