Networks, Initiatives, Centers and Institutes

Calhoun leads vernal pool workshop at DMC

Members of local land trusts and municipal conservation and planning committees attended a recent vernal pool conservation workshop led by wetland ecologist Aram Calhoun at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center. Calhoun, a UMaine professor of wetland ecology and conservation, opened the workshop with a primer on the ecology of vernal pools and their […]

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Press Herald quotes Fernandez in article on effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Ivan Fernandez, a professor of soil science and forest resources at the University of Maine, was quoted in the Portland Press Herald article, “Views clash as DEP readies greenhouse gas reduction forced by citizen initiative.” Maine environmental regulators heard hours of testimony on a citizen-initiated proposal that would require the state to cut greenhouse gas […]

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AP quotes Wahle in article on lobster industry fears of weaker shells

The Associated Press spoke with Rick Wahle, a research professor at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, for the article, “Lobster industry fears weaker shells but evidence is mixed.” U.S. lobster exports to Asian countries have increased exponentially this decade, and American shippers prefer lobsters with hard, sturdy shells to survive the journey, according […]

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Study finds marine protected areas help coral reefs

Reports in recent years that marine protected areas (MPAs) aren’t effective in saving coral reefs from the damaging effects of global climate change have led some to argue that such expensive interventions are futile. But a study that spanned 700 kilometers of the eastern Caribbean reveals that MPAs can, indeed, help coral reefs. Robert Steneck, […]

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DMC to offer hands-on shellfish farming workshop in June

The University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole will offer an intensive, hands-on shellfish farming workshop June 25–29. The “Applied Methods in Shellfish Farming Workshop” is intended to familiarize participants with practical approaches to cultivate molluscs — including oysters, mussels, clams and scallops. Attendees will learn about hatchery methods and upweller and nursery systems, […]

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VillageSoup previews Camden presentation on Maine’s changing climate

VillageSoup advanced a presentation on the realities of Maine’s changing climate set for 7 p.m. May 15 at the Camden Public Library. The presentation will be led by Esperanza Stancioff, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant climate change educator, and Ivan Fernandez, a professor of soil science and forest resources at […]

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College names Leslie winner of 2018 Outstanding Public Service Award

Dr. Heather Leslie, a Libra associate professor in the School of Marine Sciences and director of the Darling Marine Center, was awarded the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture at the University of Maine’s 2018 Outstanding Public Service Award. The award was presented at the college’s annual Celebration of Excellence on April 18. The […]

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College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture names outstanding student and faculty award winners

The University of Maine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture honored 24 undergraduate students for academic excellence, as well as eight graduate students and three faculty members at its annual celebration of excellence on Wednesday, April 18 at the University of Maine’s Wells Conference Center. Undergraduate student award recipients are: Frank B. & Charles […]

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