School of Forest Resources

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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Media report on efforts to predict water stress in blueberry barrens

The Penobscot Bay Pilot, Centralmaine.com, Technology Networks, Morning Ag Clips and Science Daily shared a University of Maine news release highlighting the use of imaging spectroscopy on images gathered via remote sensing to measure nutrient levels, chlorophyll content and other indicators of health for wild blueberries and other crops in the field.

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Imaging spectroscopy can predict water stress in wild blueberry fields, UMaine-led study reveals

Imaging spectroscopy can help predict water stress in wild blueberry barrens, according to a University of Maine-led study.  The technology involves measuring the light reflected off of objects depicted in images captured by drones, satellites and other remote sensing technology to classify and gather pertinent information about the objects. According to researchers, it can precisely […]

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Olechnowicz talks with Down East about fire management in Maine

Casey Olechnowicz, a Ph.D. student in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine, spoke with Down East magazine about using prescribed burns to reduce fire danger in Maine. Olechnowicz notes that resistance to prescribed burning often reflects a lack of trust between the public and the agency conducting the burn.

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Two UMaine master’s students win TAPPI NANO awards

Alexander Collins and Rakibul Hossain, bioproducts engineering master’s students at the University of Maine, won 2021 TAPPI NANO Student Poster Competition awards at the TAPPI annual conference. Both students are advised by Mehdi Tajvidi, associate professor of renewable nanomaterials with the School of Forest Resources.  The annual TAPPI conference is considered the world’s largest cellulose […]

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Morning Ag highlights forestry research awards to UMaine faculty

Morning Ag Clips reported that three University of Maine faculty in the School of Forest Resources have received grants from the Northeastern States Research Cooperative (NSRC) to support forestry related research. Daniel Hayes, the Barbara Wheatland Associate Professor of Geospatial Analysis and Remote Sensing, will develop a carbon budget for the forest sector of Maine, […]

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Family forest initiatives should consider place attachment, according to UMaine study 

Foresters working with family forest landowners should apply contemporary approaches, including place attachment theory and addressing landowner concerns regarding biophysical and social conditions on their woodlands to advance forest stewardship, according to two researchers in the University of Maine School of Forest Resources.  Jessica Leahy, the Henry W. Saunders Distinguished Professor in Forestry, and former […]

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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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