WFCB In The News

Check out what the Faculty and students have been up to over the past year.

Marten’s are showing researchers how healthy Maine’s forests are (Mortelliti)

By preserving the marten habitat, up to 11 other crucial species will be protected, UMaine researchers say.
ORONO, Maine — The American marten, also known as the pine marten, is a mammal and member of the weasel family that is found in abundance in central and northern Maine, as well as other northern states across the U.S.

Nature News: It’s a perfect time for the Big Night of amphibian migration (Calhoun)

March 23, 2022 – by Susan Pike, Seacoastonline
I tend to react to what is happening around me in nature, rather than thinking ahead. So, I am very pleased this year to be thinking about one of my favorite spring phenomena – the Big Night amphibian migration to vernal pools …

Wildlife Personalities Play a Role in Nature (Hunter/Mortelliti)

March 7, 2022 – by Jim Robbins, New York Times
Studies help explore the ways that animals — whether bold or shy, aggressive or meek, interact with their environment.

‘Disciplinary nomad’: Jessica Jansujwicz finds her place as researcher, teacher, mentor, leader

March 2022 – Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions

Harnessing the ecological roles of animal personalities (Hunter/Boone/Brehm/Mortelliti)

November 5, 2021 – UMaine News
Personality differences that account for varying behaviors within species should be taken into account in ecosystem management, according to researchers in the University of Maine Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology.

Charney develops simulated climate future of Galápagos to guide conservation

The reason why you saw more bats this summer (Blomberg)

October 1, 2021 – by Julia Bayly (Bangor Daily News)
When it comes to bats surviving white nose syndrome, size matters, according to a bat expert at University of Maine.

And it could be one of the reasons you may have seen more bats this summer.

Baby snapping turtles are emerging to brave the world (Calhoun/Hunter)

September 10, 2021 – …When I returned home, I tracked down my handy “Maine Amphibians and Reptiles” book to learn more about snapping turtles. Edited by Malcolm L. Hunter, Aram J.K. Calhoun and Mark McCollough,…

UMaine student uses motion-triggered cameras to capture native wildlife (Evans)

Alabama biologists involved in University of Maine study of timberdoodles (Blomberg)