Research

BDN reports on UMaine study of effective climate change discussions

The Bangor Daily News shared a University of Maine news release highlighting the results of a new study of tourism and climate change in Acadia National Park led by former UMaine Ph.D. student Lydia Horne. The study revealed that communicating understanding the impacts of climate change on park visitation can help conserve natural resources, maintain […]

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Darling Marine Center hosting ‘Shoreline Science’ series

The University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC) will host a series of outdoor public talks on the Walpole campus on the shores of the Damariscotta River on July 23 and 30 and on Aug. 6.  Attendees can join up to 15 other adults, in person, to learn about ongoing research at the DMC through […]

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Percival Carter discusses cause marketing with WMTW

Erin Percival Carter, an University of Maine assistant professor of marketing, spoke with WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland) about cause marketing and the possible issues it can pose. Cause marketing involves companies partnering with charities and committing “a portion of profits to a worthy cause,” according to the report. The practice is common among Maine […]

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Centralmaine.com cites Golet in story about bluefin tuna fishery in Maine

Centralmaine.com talked with Walt Golet, an assistant professor with the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine, about the bluefin fishery in Maine. Golet’s research uses data about bluefin tuna landings gathered by fishermen and DNA analysis to understand how the fish tap into habitats across the North Atlantic to feed and grow.

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Phys.org reports on Clifford’s study of water quality around Everest

Phys.org shared a University of Maine news release highlighting research conducted by Heather Clifford, a Ph.D. student with the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. Clifford found that human-sourced metal pollution transported from far-flung locations could impact the health of populations around Everest’s Khumbu Glacier who use glacial melt water for drinking and […]

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WGME talks with Leeman about monitoring lobster health after capture

WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) talked with Cassandra Leeman, a marine biology and marine policy master’s student at the University of Maine, about efforts to monitor lobster health and conditions in the shipping crates as the crustaceans travel from trap to market. Sensors that measure temperature, oxygen levels and the lobster’s heart rate are intended […]

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