Students in the Spotlight
Christy Finlayson, a doctoral student in Biological Sciences, leads charge to protect ecology of tiny island from unwanted guests
Posted September 4th, 2007
Christy Finlayson, a doctoral student in Biological Sciences, leads the charge to protect the ecology of a tiny island from the ravages of unwanted guests. Midway Atoll, once a regular stop for transpacific military flights, and its isolated location and nearly predator-free terrain have made it the perfect nursery for more than 2 million nesting seabirds. Finlayson and her team have employed a multipronged approach to removing invasive golden crownbeard and restoring Midway's native vegetation in a way that is both effective and ecologically sound — pulling up plants, carefully using herbicides, replanting native species and educating the public. Finlayson's project combines research, educational outreach, and good old-fashioned muscle to combat the tenacious plants, and has proven effective so far. The project began as an assignment for a graduate-level course on biological invasives taught by Finlayson's adviser, UMaine biological sciences professor Andrei Alyokhin. A link to the article featured in the September/October issue of UMaine Today is available HERE.
Posted August 29th, 2007 - Soren Hansen, a doctoral student in Marine Biology, is the subject of two write-ups in the September/October issue of UMaine Today. Hansen runs Sea & Reef Aquaculture, raising tropical fish such as clownfish and seahorses to supply the home aquarium industry. A link to the full article is available HERE. Hansen also provides some insight into the fascinating characteristics of seahorses in a column available HERE.
Michele Garrity, Mary Kellogg, Kenneth Gates and Dyan Villeneuve, recent UMaine Graduate Alumni featured in the September/October issue of UMaine Today
Posted August 29th, 2007- Michele Garrity, Mary Kellogg, Kenneth Gates and Dyan Villeneuve are all recent UMaine Graduate Alumni from the Master of Social Work Program and are featured in the September/October issue of UMaine Today. The UMaine Today article discusses the experience graduate social work students gain with specialized geriatric training. A link to the full article is available HERE.
Michele Garrity Kenneth Gates Dyan Villeneuve Mary Kellogg
Micah Pawling, a doctoral student in History, had a book published, Wabanaki Homeland and the New State of Maine: The 1820 Journal and Plans of Survey of Joseph Treat
Posted August 29th, 2007
Micah Pawling, a doctoral student in History, recently had a book published with the University of Massachusetts Press, Wabanaki Homeland and the New State of Maine: The 1820 Journal and Plans of Survey of Joseph Treat. Edited, annotated, and with an introduction by Pawling, this volume includes a complete transcription of Joseph Treat's journal, reproductions of dozens of hand-drawn maps, and records pertaining to the 1820 treaty between the Penobscot Nation and the governing authorities of Maine. A press release is available HERE.