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Archive: April 2011

SMS Students receive Graduate School awards

April 26, 2011

 

The University of Maine Graduate School has announced its awards for the 2011-2012 academic year, and two Marine Biology students are among the recipients. 

 

Beth Campbell  (M.S. student) was awarded one of ten Chase Distinguished Research Assistantships. Winners for this highly competitive award are selected from nominees enrolled in graduate programs across the University based on their academic performance, research plan, and faculty letter of support. Advised by Sara Lindsay,...

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Scientists Look to Rebuild Maine’s Sea Urchin Industry

April 22, 2011

 

WRITTEN BY STEPHEN RAPPAPORT     THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011 AT 7:26 AM

FRANKLIN — They don’t have horns or shaggy tails but, like Black Angus cattle, green sea urchins may be a candidate for ranching — sea ranching.


At the University of Maine’s Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research in Franklin, graduate student Pamelia Fraungruber, biologist Steve Eddy and director Nick Brown check out a fiberglass raceway filled with green sea urchins grown at the facility.


 

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Undergraduate Research Award Winners Announced

April 21, 2011

 
The University of Maine Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced winners of this year’s second annual Undergraduate Research & Academic Showcase held last week. Nine awards were made after consideration of more than 50 research projects presented as end-of-the year capstone exhibits or displays. The research represents disciplines from across campus.

Poster winners were:
1st – Samantha Bond (Marine Sciences, Adviser – Lee Karp Boss), “Effects of Nutrient Availability...

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Kinnison interviewed for New Science magazine article

April 19, 2011

 

Kinnison interviewed for New Science magazine article  

UMaine faculty member Michael Kinnison of the School of Biology and Ecology and the School of Marine Sciences, who researches evolutionary biology, was quoted extensively in the cover story, "Evolution in the Fast Lane," of the April 2 edition of New Science magazine.  In the article on the rapid evolution of some species, Kinnison says that more and more species are adapting to changing environmental conditions faster than once...

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Brawley receives prestigious award

April 19, 2011

 

Susan Brawley of the UMaine School of Marine Sciences and botany faculty received the Northeast Algal Society's Frank Shipley Collins at the organization's 50th annual meeting over the past weekend.  The award honors exceptional and meritorious contributions to phycology and the Society. Collins was an  authority on North American algae in the 19th/20th century.

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Brawley receives prestigious award

April 19, 2011

 

Susan Brawley of the UMaine School of Marine Sciences and botany faculty received the Northeast Algal Society's Frank Shipley Collins at the organization's 50th annual meeting over the past weekend.  The award honors exceptional and meritorious contributions to phycology and the Society. Collins was an  authority on North American algae in the 19th/20th century.

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Edith Patch Award

April 14, 2011

 

Haleyh Viehman, Gayle Zydlewski's graduate student, recently was nominated and selected as the recipient of the master's level award for this year's Edith Patch Award!  This award is given each year to graduate and undergraduate women in acknowledgement of distinguished work that they have done while at the University of Maine and in recognition of their promise for future contribution to the fields of science, agriculture, engineering, or environmental education.  The awardees receive a...

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NEW Fall SMS Class

April 12, 2011

 

New Course – Fall 2011

SMS 598  (14240)  Maine’s Working Coast: The Intersection of Science, Policy and Community

This course will be team-taught by staff from Maine Sea Grant and the Marine Extension Team, a partnership between Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Marine Extension Team members live and work in Maine’s coastal communities from Wells to Eastport, where they conduct applied research, community engagement, and group process with a wide range of...

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Sunday Telegram profiles aquaculture business

April 11, 2011

 





April 10  

Future looking bright for tropical fish hatchery

By Beth Quimby bquimby@mainetoday.com
Staff Writer

 

FRANKLIN - Snowbanks were still piled high around the Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research, where the thermometer last week struggled to reach the 40s and the temperature in Taunton Bay remained killer cold.

 



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John Patriquin/Staff Photographer


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Soren Hansen, president of Sea and Reef Aquaculture in Franklin, points to a tank of...

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Professor interviewed about unusual Chinese lamb

April 5, 2011

 

 

Professor Irv Kornfield, the director of UMaine's Molecular Forensic Laboratory, was interviewed for a story on AOL News about a lamb born on a farm in China that resembles a dog. The birth has given rise to rumors that the lamb is the result of the mating of a sheep and dog. Kornfield told AOL the chances of a sheep giving birth to a puppy were impossible because dogs and sheep have been isolated genetically for so long that they differ greatly in their chromosome numbers.

This farm has...

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