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Professor Jonathan Rubin

SOE Professor Jonathan Rubin advances international climate policy research as Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at the University of Ottawa

SOE Professor Jonathan Rubin is spending the Fall Semester in Canada as a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at University of Ottawa’s Smart Prosperity Institute. Rubin, who also Directs the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Canada Research Chair in the Environment and Economy. While in Ottawa, he will be researching US- […]

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Caroline Noblet

Caroline Noblet and colleagues studying PFAS management issues in Maine

Dr. Caroline Noblet, Associate Professor in the School of Economics, and colleagues are actively studying management issues associated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Maine. Dr. Noblet is part of an interdisciplinary research team based in the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions that is conducting research to identify sources of and […]

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Travis Blackmer

Travis Blackmer’s research on recycling food waste supports pilot project in Winslow

SOE faculty-member Travis Blackmer is collaborating with Susanne Lee (formerly with the Maine Business School) and other UMaine colleagues on food waste recycling research. The research team, based in the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, recently partnered with the Town of Winslow (Maine) to inform their new community food recycling drop-off site. […]

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Dr. Jonathan Malacarne

Malacarne and colleagues address the impacts of COVID-19 on Maine’s food system

Jonathan Malacarne (SOE Assistant Professor), Jason Lilley (University of Maine Cooperative Extension Professional), and Tora Jackson (Maine Farmer Resource Network) will present a summary of the impacts of COVID-19 on Maine’s food system at the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s (DACF) 2021 virtual Maine Ag Trades Show. Their session, COVID-19 and the Maine Food System […]

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James C. McConnon

McConnon and colleagues will share insights about food and beverage businesses thriving during the pandemic

James McConnon, SOE Professor and UMaine Cooperative Extension Specialist, Beth Calder, UMaine Cooperative Extension Food Science Specialist, and Louis V. Bassano, Professor Emeritus of Cooperative Extension, organized an interactive panel discussion focused on food and beverage businesses that are thriving during the pandemic for the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s (DACF) 2021 virtual Maine […]

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Dr. Sharon Klein standing by solar panel

Klein, Hargreaves, and Coffey publish first comparative economic analysis of community solar

SOE Associate Professor Sharon Klein and former students Abigayle Hargreaves and Stephanie Coffey recently published the first comparative economic analysis of community solar in Solar Energy. Their research, summarized in A financial benefit-cost analysis of different community solar approaches in the Northeastern US, compares the financial costs and benefits of different approaches to community solar […]

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SOE Graduate Student Nick Alvarez leads report on Maine Marine Aquaculture

SOE Graduate Student Nick Alvarez is the lead author on the recently completed 2019 Maine Marine Aquaculture Survey Results Technical Report. As part of the Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET), Nick worked with a team of researchers on the report, including William Somes, Caroline Noblet, Keith Evans, Kofi Britwum, and Mario Teisl. The SOE-based team […]

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SOE Researchers Update Study on Maine Hospitality Economic Impact

Maine restaurants and lodging establishments are expected to generate between $2.7 billion and $3.3 billion in sales this year, according to new research by UMaine Professors Todd Gabe and Andrew Crawley of the School of Economics. “We’re expecting 2020 hospitality sales to decrease about 30 percent relative to sales from last year,” said Andrew Crawley, […]

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Sharon Klein

SOE Faculty Member Sharon Klein featured in Maine Science Podcast

Associate Professor Sharon Klein is the star of a recent Maine Science Podcast. In her conversation with Kate Dickerson, Founder and Director of the Maine Science Festival, Sharon shares interesting insights about her research of renewable energy and community-based renewable energy projects and her enthusiasm for providing students with authentic research experiences. Sharon conducts cutting-edge […]

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