Research

Students: Conducting research to buoy aquaculture

Read transcript In summer 2016, students from the University of Maine, University of Maine at Machias and the University of New England became SEA (Science for Economic Impact & Application) Fellows. Knowledge gained from hands-on research projects involving oysters, lobster shell hardness and disease, clam growth and surface runoff in the Damariscotta River estuary is […]

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AP reports on scientists’ use of underwater drones to study hurricanes

The Associated Press reported researchers from the University of Maine are working on a federally funded program that uses underwater drones to collect data on what sustains and strengthens hurricanes to better understand the storms and to ultimately help protect life and property. UMaine is working on the project with researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic […]

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Morning Sentinel cites water quality study in article on sawmill removal

Morning Sentinel cited a 1996 study conducted by the University of Maine and the Department of Environmental Protection in the article, “Historic Vassalboro sawmill’s removal is a mixed blessing for town, historians.” The Alewife Restoration Initiative, an unofficial collaboration of seven organizations, tore down the sawmill for safety reasons and plans to remove the Masse […]

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Waste study cited in Press Herald article on recycling-to-energy program

A 2011 waste characterization study by the University of Maine School of Economics was cited in a Portland Press Herald article about a new food waste recycling program that launched in Portland. The program aims to trigger the next big advance in southern Maine’s municipal trash business: collection of household kitchen scraps and other organic […]

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Gabe’s Waterfront Concerts study cited in BDN article on 2016 season

A 2014 study by University of Maine economics professor Todd Gabe was cited in a Bangor Daily News article about the success of this year’s Waterfront Concerts series. The promoter’s seventh season was the largest so far for the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor — 21 shows, including two of the highest attended shows in […]

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Lu Wang

Lu Wang: Seeing the forest for its nanocellulose

Maine is home to more than 17 million acres of forestland, making it the most heavily wooded state in the nation, and the forest products industry has long been an important part of the state’s economy. Lu Wang, a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Maine School of Forest Resources housed at the Advanced Structures […]

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WABI interviews GSBSE student about muscular dystrophy research

WABI (Channel 5) spoke with Elisabeth Kilroy, a Ph.D. student in the Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering at the University of Maine, about her muscular dystrophy research. Kilroy’s father and brother Keegan both have a type of the disease that doesn’t have a known cause, according to the report. Kilroy is examining zebrafish […]

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Steneck cited in media reports on EU review of lobster ban proposal

Robert Steneck, a marine biologist at the University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences, was cited in an Associated Press article about the European Union extending its review of a Swedish proposal to ban lobsters imported from the U.S. and Canada. The EU announced it will conduct a more extensive review of the proposal after […]

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Savanah Haines

Savannah Haines: Passion for the forest and its health

Savannah Haines, a junior from Westport, Massachusetts, majoring in forestry with a minor in environmental horticulture, was one of three students nationwide to be awarded a Robert Felix Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, which supports undergraduates studying arboriculture and urban forestry, is offered through the TREE Fund, a nonprofit organization committed to supporting the science of […]

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BDN covers Fogler Library event to mark release of Baxter plant guide

The Bangor Daily News reported on a book launch hosted by Fogler Library at the University of Maine to mark the release of “The Plants of Baxter State Park.” The guide includes 857 plant species documented in the park, organized with useful keys and illustrated with 2,000 color photos, according to the article. The book, […]

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