Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology

A woman conducts a tick survey in a forest by dragging a white cloth over the ground.

Community scientists key to pioneering UMaine tick study

A study led by researchers at the University of Maine spearheaded a new approach to finding where ticks love to lurk. The Maine Forest Tick Survey trained hundreds of woodland owners in Maine to systematically comb their properties for disease-toting ticks to discern how forest management may influence the pest’s prevalence. Ticks pose a growing […]

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College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture announces 2023 outstanding students, faculty and staff

The University of Maine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture honored four undergraduate students for academic excellence, as well as nine graduate students, four faculty members, and three staff members at its annual Celebration of Excellence on April 26. Faculty award winners: Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award: Elizabeth M. Armstrong, M.S.W, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, School […]

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Science afield: Emily Filiberti makes an extraordinary bird connection

Written by Emily Filiberti, Master’s of Science student in wildlife ecology  The return of songbirds en masse to northern forests marks the arrival of spring. However, we rarely know the exact location where these birds have spent their winter, or the routes that they navigated during migration. As a graduate student at the University of […]

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Isaac Shepard: Doctoral Student Graduate Research Excellence Award

The Doctoral Student Graduate Research Excellence Award recognizes a student who has an exemplary record of research and scholarly activity. Isaac Shepard came to the University of Maine to transform how scientists think about ecological principles in the context of climate change. With the guidance of his advisor Hamish Greig, associate professor of stream ecology, […]

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Allison Brehm: Fred Griffee Memorial Award

The Fred Griffee Memorial Award recognizes an outstanding graduate student associated with the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station. Candidates are evaluated by their research ability, character, and scholarship. Allison Brehm aims to unravel the mysteries behind why animals do what they do, and how that behavior influences their environment. With the guidance of her […]

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Matthew Mensinger: George F. Dow Graduate Scholarship Award

The George F. Dow Graduate Scholarship recognizes a graduate student associated with the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station with outstanding academic and research performance. Matthew Mensinger is the recipient of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture’s George F. Dow Graduate Scholarship Award. He is pursuing a M.S. in wildlife ecology. His advisors […]

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College names 2019 Outstanding Graduate Students

Eight graduate students were recognized for their outstanding achievement at the college’s annual Celebration of Excellence on April 17. The college also honored undergraduate students and faculty members, Brenda Hall and Paul Rawson, at the event. Shokoofeh Ghasemi, Fred Griffee Memorial Award School of Forest Resources Developed a new chemical-free method to create filaments for […]

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Eleven college faculty members receive tenure and/or promotion

Thirty-four University of Maine faculty have received tenure and/or promotion. The faculty members were nominated by UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy based on a peer and administrative review of their successful teaching, research and public service, and approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. “We are extremely proud of our world-class faculty who […]

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UMaine, UNH establish genomic ecology program, Morning Ag Clips reports

Morning Ag Clips reported the University of Maine and University of New Hampshire are partnering to establish a research and training program, “Genomic Ecology of Coastal Organisms.” The program is fundamental for understanding links between genomes and phenomes in natural populations, especially in enabling tidal marsh birds to adapt and evolve in response to environmental […]

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