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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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MARINE BIOLOGIST STENECK COMMENTS IN SCIENCENOW ARTICLE

December 3, 2009

 

An article ([ http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2009/1201/1 ]http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2009/1201/1) in Tuesday's edition of ScienceNOW Daily News, an online affiliate of Science magazine, about how acidification of the world's oceans may actually benefit some forms of marine life, includes an interview with UMaine marine biologist Robert Steneck from the School of Marine Resources.

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Acidification takes growing toll on ocean life

November 25, 2009

 
Marine scientists in Maine and elsewhere say it threatens to do more harm than global warming.
By JOHN RICHARDSON, Staff Writer November 24, 2009 

Saint Joseph's College professor Mark Green has seen it dissolve clamshells in Casco Bay.

University of Maine professor Robert Steneck has seen coral reefs weakened by it in the Pacific Ocean.

And William Balch, a researcher at Bigelow Laboratory in Boothbay Harbor, is studying its effects on plankton from the Patagonian Shelf to the Gulf of...

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OCEAN CLASSROOM FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH UNIVERSITY OF MAINE

October 23, 2009

 

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME: Ocean Classroom Foundation (OCF) today announced a partnership with the University of Maine, Orono, whereby the University will provide academic credit for SEAmester, a full semester at sea for college students aboard a unique educational platform: a 19th century-style schooner. SEAmester is an open enrollment program of the Ocean Classroom Foundation, a leader in experiential education at sea. Seamester tuition is comparable to that of a traditional campus semesters.

 

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UMAINE JOINING FORCES FOR NORTH ATLANTIC STUDY

September 30, 2009

 

The University of Maine is one of several prestigious marine research institutions joining forces to study North Atlantic marine ecosystems as part of the Cooperative Institute for the North Atlantic Region (CINAR). In addition to UMaine, the collaborative involves Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Rutgers University, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) created...

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BRAWLEY COMMENTS IN WASHINGTON POST STORY

August 10, 2009

 

Comments from Prof. Susan Brawley of the UMaine School of Marine Sciences are in a Washington Post story (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/02/AR2009080202128.html ) about a new kind of seaweed that is spreading through the Baltic Sea. Scientists are taking a close look at the seaweed, known as narrow wrack, because of implications related to the Baltic's ecology and general health. Brawley differs with some of the other experts looking at this issue with regard to...

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ACHESON IN BDN SHOOTING STORIES

July 22, 2009

 

Comments from Prof. James Acheson of the UMaine anthropology faculty and School of Marine Sciences are included in a Wednesday Bangor Daily News story (http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/111235.html) about the investigation into a shooting incident on Matinicus. Police say that the shooting relates to a dispute between two men over lobster fishing territory. Acheson has written two books about the lobster industry's history and social structures.

Acheson provided similar perspectives for...

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SMS Dual-Degree Graduate Spotlights Unscientific America

July 13, 2009

 

SMS dual-degree graduate Sheril Kirshenbaum has teamed with Chris Mooney to produce a sobering analysis of the marginalization of science on the national forum.  Their book, Unscientific America, is already gathering critical acclaim:  <http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/7/12/751063/-Book-Review:-Unscientific-America>, <http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2009/07/unscientific-america-a-review/>.  Sheril is currently an associate at Duke University and welcomes communications from...

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SHICK, WELLS INTERVIEWED IN AUSTRALIA

July 7, 2009

 

SHICK, WELLS INTERVIEWED IN AUSTRALIA UMaine professors Malcolm Shick and Mark Wells were recently interviewed by an ABC radio news producer in North Queensland, shortly after returning from a research cruise. The interview followed a chance meeting with the Australian Minister for Science, who was in the area to announce funding for an Australian Institute of Marine Science research project.

 

 

http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2009/07/08/2619870.htm?site=northqld&rotator=true

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