Forestry and the Environment

BDN reports on FBRI, middle school collaboration

The Bangor Daily News shared a University of Maine news release showcasing a research collaboration between UMaine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute (FBRI) and local K–12 teachers. The Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program makes research accessible to the community while teaching STEM principles to teachers and elementary and high school students.

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The County notes UMaine assistance in structural round timber study

The County noted that University of Maine researchers are helping Original Mass Timber Maine, an initiative from the town of Ashland, study the environmental benefits of structural round timber, which is expected to be more environmentally sustainable than other wood building products. According to the report, “university will also be conducting a cost analysis of […]

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Media cite UMaine discovery of invasive earthworm in Northern Maine

WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) and the Bangor Daily News cited a University of Maine study that discovered the invasive European earthworm in two forest sites in Northern Maine. The study by research associate Joshua Puhlick, professor of soil sciences and forest resources Ivan Fernandez and assistant professor of forest ecosystem physiology Jay Wason was […]

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UMaine scientists discover invasive earthworms in Aroostook forestland

University of Maine researchers discovered invasive earthworms in Aroostook County timberlands, one of the first reported sightings in Northern Maine forests.  European earthworms have invaded forestland near the Seven Islands campsite on the St. John River and along Route 11 in Nashville Plantation, according to scientists from the UMaine School of Forest Resources. According to […]

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Sun Journal column cites FBRI initiatives

A Sun Journal column by Elliott Epstein noted that sustainability initiatives, such as those supported by the University of Maine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute, represent business opportunities for Maine. 

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NSRC backs UMaine researchers’ Northern Forest sustainability projects 

University of Maine researchers received financial awards from the Northern States Research Cooperative (NSRC) to conduct projects that tackle issues communities in the Northern Forest are facing.  The funding that will support UMaine research endeavors derives from an overall $1.6 million investment from the NSRC for 13 projects across Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New […]

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UMaine researchers developing carbon monitoring network for Acadian Forest Region

University of Maine researchers are developing a forest landscape model to monitor sources of carbon in the Acadian Forest Region in the northeastern U.S. and maritime Canada, as well as any changes in them.    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) awarded $940,308 for the three-year project from researchers in the Center for Research on […]

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