2019 Graduate Assistantship Awardees

Understanding the role of policy interventions in shaping market entrepreneurship in New England Fisheries

PI: Joshua Stoll, UM School of Marine Sciences Collaborators: Patricia Pinto da Silva, Social Scientist, Northeast Fisheries Science Center; Dave Love, Johns Hopkins University Catch shares are an increasingly common tool used in fisheries management. Under fisheries managed as catch shares, the total allowable harvest is allocated to individuals (or firms) based on their catch […]

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Graduate Assistantship: Predicting the Effects of Climate Change on the Range and Distribution of Small Mammals in Maine

PI: Danielle Levesque, UM School of Biology and Ecology Collaborators: Jason Johnston, Wildlife Ecology, and University of Maine at Presque Isle Recent changes in environmental conditions have brought to the forefront the importance of understanding the relationship between environmental temperatures, energetics, and performance in animals as species ranges shift in response to warming temperatures. This […]

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Food Waste to Biogas: Optimizing Energy Recovery

PI: Jean MacRae (UM Civil and Environmental Engineering) Collaborators: Clayton “Mac” Richardson, Lewiston Auburn Water Pollution Control Authority (LAWPCA) To address the need to shift to renewable sources of energy as well as the large amounts of produce grown in the U.S. that is wasted, this project proposes the extraction of energy from food waste […]

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Graduate Support to Enhance Collaborative Research with Maine’s Lobster Industry

PI: Damian Brady (UM School of Marine Sciences) Collaborators: Richard Wahle UM Lobster Institute, Deborah Bouchard UM Aquaculture Research Institute, Annie Tselikis & Patrice McCarron Maine Lobstermen’s Association., Andrew Goode UM SMS Ph.D. student and lobsterman, Phillip Dostie Bates College, Environmental Geochemical Lab, Matthew Jadud Bates College, Digital & Computer Sciences This project’s goal is […]

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