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NSFA Graduate Student Research Awards Competition

February 4, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Graduate students from the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture who applied to the college’s annual research awards will showcase their research with 15-minute presentations. The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. Presentations will be hosted on Zoom. Please contact for access information.

9:00 a.m. “Thoughts Beyond Stigma – Implications for Change Reflected in the Voices of Previously Incarcerated Citizens.” Amy Frankel, School of Social Work

9:15 a.m. “Long-term bird assemblage response to natural-disturbance based silviculture.” Carl Pohlman, School of Forest Resources

9:30 a.m. “Turning Local and Recycled Wood-derived Fibers into High Gas Barrier Packaging Film.” Md Ikramul Hasan, School of Forest Resources

9:45 a.m. “Prevention of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases by Broccoli Sourced and Microbially Produced BioActives.” Johanna Holman, School of Food and Agriculture

10:00 a.m. 15 Minute Break

10:15 a.m. “Weaving an interdisciplinary microbiome career using threads from different ecosystems.” Sarah Hosler, School of Food and Agriculture

10:30 a.m. “Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Deadwood in Northeastern Forests.” Zoe Read, School of Forest Resources

10:45 a.m. 15 Minute Break

11:00 a.m. “Wild Blueberry Nutrition Under Climate Change.” Rafa Tasnim, School of Biology and Ecology

11:15 a.m. “Timber harvesting productivity, scale of operation, and carbon emission.” Ashish Alex, School of Forest Resources

11:30 a.m. “Biophysical and social drivers of tick exposure risk due to climate change in Maine.” Brittany Schappach, School of Biology and Ecology

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