School of Forest Resources

Tajvidi speaks with WVII about laminated nanomaterials patent

WVII (Channel 7) spoke with Mehdi Tajvidi, a University of Maine associate professor, about a new patented process for impregnating paper with nanoparticles to produce laminate materials. According to Tajvidi, the end result is a laminate that takes little energy to produce and has wide application.

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Leahy speaks with NYT about wood banks

Jessica Leahy, a University of Maine professor of human dimensions of natural resources, spoke with the New York Times for an article about wood banks. Wood banks, like food banks, offer free wood for home heating to people in need. “Lots of people are on the edge of poverty and cannot afford unexpected events: a […]

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UMaine receives patent for composite laminates bound with cellulose nanofibers

The University of Maine has been issued a patent for a process to create strong composite laminates that are bound with cellulose nanofibrils (CNF). This technology, called Cellubound™, is part of UMaine’s widening patent portfolio of strong, environmentally friendly products bound with CNF. The process developed by UMaine researchers involves soaking sheets of paper in […]

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Media advance Witham discussion of small forest mammals Feb. 18

The Portland Press Herald, Centralmaine.com and the Times Record noted that Jack Witham, an associate scientist in the School of Forest Resources and site manager of Holt Research Forest, will discuss small mammal research at the forest in an upcoming talk. In previewing the event, the Bangor Daily News interviewed Witham about using small mammals to evaluate forest […]

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Governor names Fernandez, Daigneault to forest carbon task force

The Office of the Governor has announced that University of Maine faculty Ivan Fernandez and Adam Daigneault have been appointed to the Maine Forest Carbon Task Force. Forming a task force was recommended in the state’s new four-year climate action plan, Maine Won’t Wait, to guide development of a voluntary program for small-to-medium size woodland owners who […]

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Fernandez talks with Public News Service about Biden’s climate change agenda

Public News Service spoke with Ivan Fernandez, a University of Maine professor with the Climate Change Institute and the School of Forest Resources, about President Joe Biden’s aggressive approach to addressing climate change. “It’s never more important now than now to invest every dollar as wisely as possible, based on science, that moves us towards […]

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College Post story cites UMaine study on rural youth aspirations

The College Post cited a survey led by social scientists at the University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources in a story about how the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a greater drop in college applications among rural students compared to their urban counterparts. The Rural Youth Futures Project reported that the top barrier to college education among […]

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Leahy cited in Atlantic Forestry Review

Jessica Leahy, a University of Maine professor of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, was quoted in Atlantic Forestry Review about a new project intended to establish a network of mentors and resources to empower private forest landowners in Canada. Leahy will offer an outside perspective to project partners, posing questions that might not otherwise be […]

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