Ecology and Environmental Sciences


College names its 2017 Outstanding Graduating Undergraduate Students

The University of Maine’s College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture has named its Outstanding Graduating Undergraduate Students for 2017. They include: Afton Hupper, The Frank B. and Charles S. Bickford Memorial Prize Afton Hupper of St. George, Maine is an Honors student majoring in ecology and environmental sciences, with a concentration in sustainability, environmental […]

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Four college faculty members earn tenure and/or promotion

The University of Maine announced that tenure and/or promotion for 15 faculty members has been approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. The faculty members were nominated by UMaine President Susan J. Hunter based on a peer and administrative review of their successful teaching, research and public service. “The excellence and leadership […]

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UMaine field ecology course takes students on safari

The University of Maine sent 18 students majoring in anthropology, zoology, wildlife ecology, and ecology and environmental sciences to Africa for a field studies course in ecology this month. The group, led by two faculty members, explored Africa’s ecology in Arusha, Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Parks, and the Ngorongoro Crater of Tanzania. As students […]

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Birthisel investigates solutions to climate change challenges

Thanks to generous support from the Correll Fellowship, Sonja Birthisel explores solutions to challenges climate change is creating for farmers. The Ph.D. candidate in UMaine’s interdisciplinary Ecology and Environmental Sciences program also uses her research to introduce high school students to STEM fields, providing teenage interns opportunities to develop independent research projects. Watch to find […]

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UMaine teaming up to offer webinars on reduced tillage, American Agriculturist reports

American Agriculturist reported Cornell University’s Small Farms Program has teamed up with counterparts at Michigan State University and University of Maine to offer three free webinars on reduced tillage for organic vegetable production. Viewers can learn about practices that might fit their operation — from permanent beds, tarps and mulches to cover cropping, strip tillage […]

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Ph.D. candidate’s article earns International Award for Excellence

A University of Maine doctoral candidate co-wrote an article that won the International Award for Excellence for The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, Volume 8. Kisei Tanaka, who wrote “Climate Change, Conflict, and Moving Borders” with James Lee of American University, is affiliated with the Climate Change Institute and the Ecology and […]

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Grad student raised research funds via crowdfunding, Utah Public Radio reports

Dulcinea Groff, a Ph.D. candidate with the School of Biology and Ecology, the Ecology and Environmental Sciences program, and the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, spoke with Utah Public Radio for a story about researchers  using crowdfunding to raise money to support their work. “Two years ago we started a campaign on the same […]

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