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STENECK IN SCIENCE DAILY STORY

June 6, 2008

 

The Science Daily Web site features a story (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/06/080604141019.htm) about a new report that includes Prof. Bob Steneck from UMaine's School of Marine Sciences as one of its authors. Steneck and other scientists developed a United Nations University report, presented Wednesday at UN headquarters in New York, calling for significant changes in coastal management practices. The scientists warn of potential "disaster" potentially affecting coastal marine...

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UMaine Oceanography Student Awarded NASA Fellowship

May 30, 2008

 

Margaret Estapa, a doctoral student in oceanography at the University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences, was recently awarded a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship.

The fellowship, available to to master’s or doctoral students in Earth science, heliophysics, planetary science and astrophysics, is awarded on the merits of research involving data collected by space-based instruments, ground-based data, laboratory experiments and theoretical modeling.

The $30,000 grant, which is...

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Follow the North Atlantic spring bloom in 4D

April 24, 2008

 

Mary Jane Perry is Chief Scientist on the R/V Knorr, carrying a full complement of scientists to take advantage of multiple floats and gliders working under and around them to resolve the spatial and temporal structure of a classic North Atlantic spring bloom off the coast of Iceland.  Check out the near real-time visualizations hosted by her colleagues at the University of Washington.

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SMS Master Candidate Wins Third Place

April 23, 2008

 

SMS Masters candidate, Jennifer Meyers, won 3rd place for her oral presentation in this years 2008 Graduate Expo!

 

GRAD EXPO WINNERS ANNOUNCED The University of Maine’s Graduate Student Government and Graduate School recently announced the award recipients for oral, poster and multimedia presentations at the 2008 Graduate Research Exposition. The annual expo,

which was held April 15 and 16 at UMaine’s Buchanan Alumni House, is designed to showcase and reward academic excellence...

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Seventh Annual Geddes W. Simpson Lecture

April 11, 2008

 

The Geddes W. Simpson Lecture Series Award was established in 2001 in the University of Maine Foundation by family and friends to honor Professor Simpson, a distinguished researcher and teacher at the University of Maine.  The award provides a monetary purse, which is given to a distinguished individual who has provide significant insight into the area where science and history intersect.  This year's distinguished lecturer is Robert S. Steneck, professor of oceanography, marine biology,...

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Bob Steneck Gets More Good Press over More Bad News for the Oceans

February 26, 2008

 

In December, Bob Steneck was published in Science over the likely impacts of global warming and ocean acidification on coral reefs.  This month he was published again in Science (again with an impressive array of colleagues) in a study that maps the extent of degradation of the global ocean from seventeen different kinds of human impacts.  A stunning four percent of ocean remains pristine.  Before you rejoice in that four percent, be warned that much of it is polar and at imminent risk....

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Colleagues Reveal Surprises in Sea Anemone Genome

February 7, 2008

 

 

A team of international researchers, one of them a University of Maine professor, has discovered in a primitive starlet sea anemone the genes for a biochemical pathway that scientists had thought did not exist in animals. Malcolm Shick, a professor of oceanography and zoology at the UMaine School of Marine Sciences, and six colleagues, including Walt Dunlap, a former UMaine Visiting Libra Professor now at the Australian Institute of Marine Science, published their findings recently in...

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Carbon Credits for Ocean Fertilization are Premature

January 12, 2008

 

Fei Chai is one of several authors of a forum piece in Science  explaining why it is premature to give or sell carbon credits for ocean fertilization.  The idea of those proposing to gain such credits is that the carbon pump can be accelerated by adding inorganic nutrients, including iron.  The efficiency with which such additions remove carbon from contact with the atmosphere and the duration during which the removed carbon stays out of contact with the atmosphere are both poorly known....

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Bob Steneck appears in both Science and USA Today

December 13, 2007

 

Ocean acidification is an already confirmed consequence of carbon dioxide emissions and a consequence of dissolution of some of the excess carbon dioxide from fossil fuel burning.  This stressor adds to the dangers of global warming from those same and other greenhouse gas emissions.  See what Bob and USA Today have to say.

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State Research and Development Bond Planning

October 22, 2007

 
Save the Date:  8 November 2007; 0900 - 1600 hours, Hutchinson Center, Belfast, Maine

The Maine Marine Research Coalition (of which SMS is a member) will sponsor a one-day event to coordinate planning of marine science and technology proposals among institutions and businesses for the anticipated bond competitions in 2008 and 2009.  Featured will be a briefing on selection processes and criteria by Catherine S. Renault, Director of the Office of Innovation and member of the...

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