What's New at the Graduate School

  • Posted November 2, 2010 Soren Hansen, a doctoral student in Marine Biology and owner of the Sea & Reef Company was featured in the Boston Globe's November 1st issue.  The story includes a feature about his tropical fish breeding business.  Hansen is a native of Denmark who came to UMaine ten years ago as a grad student and has gradually grown the business to the point where he is now moving to a new facility at UMaine's Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research in F...
  • Posted October 29, 2010 Quenton Tuckett, Biological Science doctoral student is a recent recipient of a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant. The National Science Foundation awards improvement grants to Ph.D. candidates to improve the quality of their dissertation research. Tuckett will be using the funds to investigate the eco-evolutionary effects of white perch, a common invasive fish species implicated in declining water quality in Maine. Many studies c...
  • The Graduate School is proud to unveil the inaugural edition of their newsletter The Higher Degree.  The newsletter will be published every September and January and includes information for everyone.  Enjoy!
  • Posted October 29, 2010 Chris Tonra, Ecology and Environmental Sciences doctoral student,  for his recent NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant award 'The Role of Breeding Hormones in Seasonal Interactions: How Do Birds Meet the Conflicting Demands of Breeding Preparation and Migration?' The award will help fund Tonra's final year of data collection for his doctoral dissertation. It is critical that researchers examine how environmental factors act as carr...