Ecology and Environmental Sciences

kate ruskin

New Faculty: Kate Ruskin

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture brought a wealth of experience and expertise to its community when it welcomed new faculty this fall. Over the next few months we will feature a new faculty member every Monday and Wednesday to help you get acquainted with these new members of our community. Please join […]

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Ph.D. candidate examines effects of licensing on resilience of Maine’s fisheries

A recent study by University of Maine researchers examines the history of the licensing system for commercial fisheries in the state and how it has changed fishermen’s access to marine resources. The findings suggest the evolution of the regulations threatens the resilience of the social-ecological system in Maine’s fisheries and highlight the paradox of the […]

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Saltmarsh Sparrow

Olsen recommends local habitat protection to save Saltmarsh Sparrows

When Laura Garey wades into tidal marshes at sunrise to survey Saltmarsh Sparrows, the University of Maine graduate student also spies deflated balloons, trash and pollutants. These reservoirs at the intersection of land and sea also are increasingly being damaged by coastal development, sea-level rise and more frequent storm surges. All of which makes it […]

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Ed Ashworth

UMaine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture Awards Top Students

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture at the University of Maine honored 11 students for their exemplary achievements during a banquet on April 20. The invitation-only event attracted over 400 university students, staff and friends. The College is the largest at the University of Maine, with a faculty that comprises the largest group […]

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National Park Service video features dragonfly mercury project founded at UMaine

The National Park Service recently released an “Outside Science (inside parks)” video featuring a dragonfly mercury research project that was founded at the University of Maine. “Episode 2: Blue Skies and Dragonflies” explores a research collaboration among UMaine, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and National Park Service to study mercury in dragonfly larvae. The project […]

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