WFCB In The News

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

Matt Gonnerman:  Wild turkeys adapt movement to Maine’s winter weather, UMaine study shows

November 22, 2022 – UMaine
Thanksgiving may be right around the corner, but Maine’s wild turkeys have more to worry about than ending up on the kitchen table. Winter is coming, and with it, extremely cold temperatures and fewer resources for turkeys to thrive.

Emily Filiberti: Making international bird connections

Study Provides Framework to Identify Resilient Populations of Arctic Charr (Murphy/Kinnison)

August 3, 2022 – AZOCleanTech
Researchers from the Universities of Maine and New Hampshire will look into how the diversity and development of feeding strategies among Arctic charr populations in Maine impact their vulnerability or resilience to climate change.

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

May 9, 2022 – by David Guildford, NewsCenter Maine
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