School of Forest Resources

roof of Winslow Hall through tree twigs

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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New Faculty: Pascal Berrill

Pascal Berrill recently joined the School of Forest Resources as an Associate Professor of Silviculture. What has your journey been to this point? I moved from New Zealand to do graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, then taught forestry at Humboldt State University in north coastal California for 10 years, before moving to […]

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Portrait of Jay Wasson

New Faculty: Jay Wason

Jay Wason joined the School of Forest Resources as an Assistant Professor of Forest Ecosystem Physiology this fall. What has your journey been to this point? Native of Syracuse, New York. BA from the University of Pittsburgh. PhD from State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry studying mountain spruce-fir forest responses […]

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Crowdfunding efforts underway for new sugar house, international nursing trip

The University of Maine Foundation’s crowdfunding platform is designed to empower students, faculty and staff to raise funds for specific projects, events and activities. Through the power of small contributions from a large number of people, Fill the Steins connects the UMaine community to student and campus needs. The most recent campaigns seek funds to […]

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Coalition including UMaine announces plan to grow forest economy

A coalition working to boost Maine’s forest economy announced its action plan at the University of Maine on Sept. 25. Forest Opportunity Roadmap/Maine (FOR/Maine), a coalition working to diversify the state’s wood products businesses, attract capital investments, and develop greater economic prosperity for communities impacted by recent mill closures, announced a plan to grow Maine’s […]

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UMaine faculty members take students to Chile

University of Maine Forest Bioproducts Research Institute faculty members Douglas Gardner and David Neivandt, and Doughty Middle School science teacher Tracy Vassiliev will accompany seven undergraduate students from throughout the country on a weeklong trip to Chile. The trip is the culminating experience of a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) program, […]

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Umaine spruce tips forest tree

A taste of the Maine woods is brewing in Orono

Orono, Maine — The University of Maine’s forestry faculty have teamed up with Black Bear Brewing Company and Marsh Island Brewing to serve up Green Growth, a spruce tip pale ale, this July. The idea was originally conceived by Daniel Hayes and Aaron Weiskittel of UMaine’s School of Forest Resources. They were planning to host […]

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Crandall quoted in BDN article on turnaround in forestry market

The Bangor Daily News quoted Mindy Crandall, an assistant professor of forest landscape management and economics at the University of Maine, in an article on changes in the forestry market, including increasing prices and demand. Wood prices have doubled in the past six months, resulting from several factors like a buildup in the demand for […]

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