Research

Waller to lead NOAA exploration of underwater mountains

This summer, Rhian Waller will return to an area of the Atlantic Ocean that she last explored 16 years ago. And she’s inviting everyone interested in the deep sea and deep sea animals to watch the underwater discoveries with her in real time. In 2005, Waller was a postdoctoral fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution […]

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BDN talks with UMaine researchers about state’s reuse economy

The Bangor Daily News talked with Brie Berry, Cindy Isenhour and Jen Bonnet for a story about the thriving reuse culture in Maine. Berry is a Ph.D. student in anthropology and environmental policy at the University of Maine; Isenhour is an associate professor of anthropology, and Bonnet is a social sciences librarian.

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DeSisto discusses production of alternative disinfectant with BDN

William DeSisto, a University of Maine professor of chemical and biomedical engineering, talked with the Bangor Daily News about his efforts to sustainability produce a cost-efficient alternative disinfectant to alcohol-based hand sanitizer. U.S. News and World Report shared the BDN story in a roundup of pandemic-related news from each state. Clean Link also reported on […]

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Media advance behavioral health training program

The Penobscot Bay Pilot, The Piscataquis Observer and the Bangor Daily News shared a University of Maine news release about researchers’ efforts to create a new training program for future behavioral health workers. The Rural Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care (RIBHPC) training program seeks to address the shortage of workers in mental health, addiction treatment, social work […]

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Centralmaine.com highlights BioME Showcase award winners

Centralmaine.com highlighted two University of Maine Ph.D. students who won first and third place in the college division of the 2021 Bioscience Association of Maine (BioME) Student Showcase. Avery Bond, a Ph.D. student of microbiology, won first place, and Michael Wilczek, also a Ph.D. student of microbiology, won third place. Watch their presentations online.

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Media promote UMaine browntail moth research report

The Boothbay Register, Wiscasset Newspaper, The Piscataquis Observer, The Irregular and the Bangor Daily News advanced a report summarizing browntail moth research conducted by faculty and staff at the University of Maine. “Browntail Moth Research: A Report of Activities and Findings 2016–2020” provides a brief history of browntail moths in Maine and outlines ongoing research focused on controlling the pest.

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UMaine researchers study how changing rainfall patterns could affect strawberries

University of Maine researchers are studying how changes in rainfall patterns caused by climate change could affect strawberries in the Northeast.  Principal investigator Rachel Schattman, an assistant professor of sustainable agriculture, and her research team built a precipitation and cropping simulator to assess the effects of four possible rainfall scenarios on strawberries and other specialty […]

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Live Science talks with Waring, Wood about cultural evolution

Live Science spoke with University of Maine researchers Tim Waring and Zach Wood about a recent study which suggests that culture drives faster evolutionary change than human genetics. Waring is an associate professor of social-ecological systems modeling; Wood is a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Biology and Ecology. Real Clear Science shared the Live […]

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