May 4, 2009
News from the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research
Now Open - 2010 Water Institute Request for Proposals
Pre-proposal deadline: May 21, 2009
This request for pre-proposals from the Maine Water
Institute, constitutes the FY10 Maine grants program as
authorized by the federal Water Resources Research Act of
1984 as amended. This request for pre-proposals is for
research and information transfer projects in the areas
of water resources and related environmental sciences. The
focus areas for 2010 are water use and availability. Projects
involving these topics will be given priority, subject to
peer review. Approximately $90,000 (depending on
Congressional appropriations) will be awarded following
external peer review and selection by a panel of Maine
environmental specialists and researchers.
Research proposals for projects up to 12 months in duration
will be considered to occur in a project period of March 1,
2010 through February 28, 2011.
For additional information visit the WRRI Web site or contact John Peckenham.
Congratulations! Summer Student Research Award Winners
The Maine Water Institute is pleased to announce the winners
of its 2009 Student Summer Research Grant Program. We
received a large number of outstanding proposals for this
competition and would like to thank all the students who
Kristin Ditzler, Graduate Student, Biology & Ecology,
Impacts of White Perch Introductions on Trophic Dynamics: Paleolimnological Record of Zooplankton Grazing and
Amanda Harvey, Undergraduate Student, Chemistry, UMaine
Using GC/FT-ICR MS for the Identification of Disinfection
Dustin Johnson, Graduate Student, Earth Sciences, UMaine
Influences of dissolved organic carbon and iron on
phosphorus photochemistry in surface waters
Bjorn Lake, Graduate Student, Civil & Environmental
Temporal changes of the phosphorus concentration profiles
in two Maine lake sediment porewaters using a passive
Dawn Morgan, Graduate Student, Wildlife Ecology, UMaine
Conserving Significant Vernal Pools through Collaborative
Crista Straub, Graduate Student, Ecology & Env.
Citizen Science: Solving Groundwater Issues in New England
Project abstracts are available on the Water Institute Web site.
Opening for Summer Graduate Research Assistant
The Diadromous Species Restoration Research Network (DSRRN)
is a NSF funded network whose goal is to advance the science
of diadromous fish restoration, promote state-of-the-art
scientific approaches to multiple-species restoration on
a watershed scale, and facilitate interactions among
scientists, managers, and stakeholders.
DSRRN has an opening available for a Graduate Research
Assistant for summer 2009.
- Assist in preparations for workshops and meetings
(planning, literature review, statement of workshop
- Assist in the coordination of scientific resources and
information through a Website clearinghouse.
- Attend each workshop as a participant and, secondarily,
as an assistant.
- Coordinate writing and publication of manuscripts from
the workshop, potentially as an author.
Excellent writing, organization, and interpersonal skills. Fisheries background or interest preferred.
20 hours per week for 3 months at $1500 per month.
Send CV, writing sample and 3 references to Barbara.S.Arter@umit.maine.edu
DSRRN First Science Meeting - July 22-24, 2009
Restoration of Diadromous Fishes and Their Ecosystems:
Confluence of Science and Restoration
Wells Conference Center
University of Maine, Orono, Maine
Registration will open shortly.
For more information please visit the DSRRN Web site or contact Barbara Arter.
NEW COMMUNITY-BASED VERNAL POOLS WEB SITE
The "Community Based Conservation: Maine Vernal Pools" Web site provides information to towns and citizens on
the Maine Vernal Pools Project. The site includes videos, publications, resources, reference materials, data forms