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Graduate Student Research Awards Competition

March 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend all or part of the competition.

9:00 Opening remarks – Jessica Leahy, Interim Associate Dean for Research
9:10 Stream Dynamics in the Headwaters of Postglacial Watershed Systems – Brett Gerard, School of Earth and Climate Sciences
9:30 Exploring Confidence and Social Capital to Engage Maine Landowners in Informed Forest Stewardship – Ian Anderson, School of Forest Resources
9:50 Landscape Pattern and Wild Bee Communities in Maine – Brianne DuClos, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology
10:20 Incorporating environmental variability into assessment and management of American lobster (Homarus americanus) – Kisei Tanaka, Ecology and Environmental Sciences
10:40 Molecular mechanisms underlying triclosan effects on cellular signal transduction and mitochondrial function – Lisa Weatherly, Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering
11:00 Interpreting climate history from glacial geologic landforms in the mid – to high latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere – Courtney King, School of Earth and Climate Sciences
11:40 The effect of wild blueberry (Vaccinum angustifolium) bioactives (anthocyanins and phenolics) on endothelial cell migration and angiogenesis – Panagiotis Tsakirogiou, School of Food and Agriculture
12:00 Forest Products Trucking Industry in Maine: Opportunities and Challenges – Anil Koirala, School of Forest Resources
12:20 Linking Rising pCO2 and Temperature to the Larval Development, Physiology and Gene Expression of the American Lobster (Homarus americanus) – Jesica D. Waller, School of Marine Sciences
12:50 Ecological and Economic Impact of a Native Fungal Pathogen on New England’s White Pine Resource – Kara K.L. Costanza, School of Forest Resources
1:10 The forgotten cousin in freshwater community ecology; Tidal freshwater wetlands – Jack R. McLachlan, School of Biology and Ecology
1:30 Anadromous Sea Lamprey as Vectors of Marine-Derived Nutrients in Atlantic Coastal Streams – Daniel Weaver, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Meghan Rochefort, as early as possible, at 207.581.3205 or, to discuss your needs.


Stodder Hall, Room 57
Orono, ME 04469 United States + Google Map
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