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UMaine Graduate Receives Marine Policy Fellowship

March 15, 2010

 

Maine Sea Grant has announced that the National Sea Grant College Program has awarded prestigious marine policy fellowships to two people with graduate degrees from Maine colleges, including Danielle Brzezinski, a 2009 graduate of the UMaine School of Marine Resources, who will join 45 fellow graduates from around the country to work on marine policy in Washington. http://www.umaine.edu/news/blog/2010/03/11/maine-graduates-to-explores-marine-policy-in-washington-dc/

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Pettigrew Comments in Fisheries Forum Article

March 10, 2010

 

 


An article in today's Bangor Daily News about potential conflicts between the fisheries industry and offshore wind power proponents includes comments from Neal Pettigrew, UMaine professor of physical oceanography. http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/138475.html

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recent trip to India for the meeting on Recent Advances in

March 1, 2010

 

 Papers delivered by SMS grad students, Charlene Bergeron and Mahima

Jaini were very well received. In fact, Charlene's received the Best

Student Paper award. Our travel and participation in the 5-day

conference was supported by the Indo-US Science and Technology

Forum. We were the only US deligates in a field from India,

Australia, Japan, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Spain, Norway,

Israel, Mexico, Canada. Time will tell, but the conference looks to

have opened new doors for...

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recent trip to India for the meeting on Recent Advances in

March 1, 2010

 

 Papers delivered by SMS grad students, Charlene Bergeron and Mahima

Jaini were very well received. In fact, Charlene's received the Best

Student Paper award. Our travel and participation in the 5-day

conference was supported by the Indo-US Science and Technology

Forum. We were the only US deligates in a field from India,

Australia, Japan, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Spain, Norway,

Israel, Mexico, Canada. Time will tell, but the conference looks to

have opened new doors for...

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Could carbon credit schemes save the whale?

March 1, 2010

 

It's likely that commercial whaling has released around one hundred million tons of carbon to the atmosphere over a century or so. That's according to researcher Andrew Pershing, who believes that carbon credit schemes could be employed as an incentive to protect whales and large fish such as bluefin tuna.  http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/futures/41872

 

 

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Discovery News Reports on Pershing Research

March 1, 2010

 

 

Discovery News on Friday carried an article on its Web site about UMaine School of Marine Sciences faculty member and researcher Andrew Pershing, who has calculated the amount of carbon stored in the bodies of whales can be compared to forest fires in terms of carbon released to the atmosphere when whales are caught and killed by whale hunters.  http://news.discovery.com/earth/whales-carbon-climate-change.html

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UMaine Scientist Outlines Whales' Carbon Storage Capacity

March 1, 2010

 

 

Comments by UMaine School of Marine Science researcher and faculty member Andrew Pershing about the carbon-storage capacity of whales were reported by the BBC News today.  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8538033.stm

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Student Wins Best Paper Award at Research Conference

February 15, 2010

 

UMaine School of Marine Sciences graduate student Charlene Bergeronrecently won the Best Student Paper award for a presentation "Modelinggrowth without age markers in a variable environment: Integratingsize-frequency and tag-based methods in the American lobster." She wasrecognized for this work at the International Conference on RecentAdvances in Lobster Biology and Management Jan. 4-8 in Chennai, India. Marine Sciences graduate student Mahima Jaini also attended theconference and...

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BRAWLEY NEW PRESIDENT-ELECT OF PHYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY

January 4, 2010

 

University of Maine marine sciences Professor Susan Brawley has been elected as the vice-president/president-elect of the Phycological Society of America for 2010. She will serve as president of the society in 2011. The society was founded in 1946 to promote research and teaching in all fields of the biology of algae. The society publishes the Journal of Phycology, of which Brawley served as editor from 1996-2001, and the Phycological Newsletter. A news release has more information at ...

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STENECK COMMENTS IN MPBN SEAWEED REPORT

January 4, 2010

 

UMaine marine sciences professor Robert Steneck was interviewed for a Maine Public Radio news broadcast (http://www.mpbn.net/News/MaineNews/tabid/181/ctl/ViewItem/mid/3475/ItemId/10304/Default.aspx)

Tuesday evening about an invasive seaweed, Codium, that is becoming more prevalent in Gulf of Maine waters.

 

 

 

 

 

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