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High-performance computer modeling to tackle fisheries future

Timely forecasts of storms and effective management of commercial fishing are essential in the wake of extreme weather events and unprecedented warming in the Gulf of Maine. Damian Brady, University of Maine assistant professor in the School of Marine Sciences at the Darling Marine Center, is working to advance both of those goals. The National […]

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Climate surprises possibly in store for Antarctica, say Mayewski, Birkel

Two different climate scenarios appear plausible for Antarctica in the 21st century, says Paul Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. An examination of climate models as well as records of climate change developed through ice cores reveal a potential for future climate surprises in the Southern Hemisphere, he says. […]

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Zachary Mason

Zachary Mason: Exploring glaciers of the past

When Zachary Mason came to the University of Maine, he was unsure of what field he wanted to pursue. With strong interests in science and math, he joined a variety of clubs to dip his toes into different scientific disciplines.

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Get a grip

Developing a noninvasive procedure to determine the viability of lobsters for shipping was the goal of a recent cross-discipline research project led by a University of Maine undergraduate student. Matthew Hodgkin, a fourth-year animal and veterinary sciences major from Colebrook, Connecticut, developed a method to evaluate lobster livelihood based on claw strength. He collaborated with […]

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Heather Leslie

New director named for the Darling Marine Center

A leading conservation scientist has been hired to lead the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015. Heather Leslie begins her tenure as director of UMaine’s coastal marine laboratory in Walpole on Aug. 1. Leslie comes to the center from Brown University, where she was the Peggy and Henry D. […]

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John Linehan

John Linehan: Wild Kingdoms

John Linehan and Beau, Franklin Park Zoo Photo courtesy Zoo New England In 1980, John Linehan planned to use his University of Maine degree in wildlife management to improve the lives of wild animals by working in Africa, Alaska or Maine. While waiting for that dream job to materialize, he took a temporary position in […]

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