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Salmon embryo success

For the past 15 years, aquacultural salmon farmers in Maine have struggled with plummeting embryo survival rates, forcing them to drastically increase the number of eggs they produce — which comes with a hefty price tag. LeeAnne Thayer, Ph.D. candidate in marine sciences at the University of Maine, is determined to find out what is […]

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Adapt and overcome

Elisabeth Kilroy, a second-year Ph.D. student in the University of Maine’s Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, shares her research in muscular dystrophy and what inspires her work. To Kilroy, the science is personal.   Transcript Elisabeth Kilroy: I think my interest in science began when I realized my dad was different from every […]

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Maine is our campus

The innovative Maine Track Program, a partnership between Maine Medical Center and the Tufts University School of Medicine, is building a pipeline of physicians with skills in rural Maine medicine. Learn about the program and hear from University of Maine graduates India Stewart and Kim Dao about their experiences in medical school and in community […]

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Anna McGinn

National Science Foundation Fellow Anna McGinn discuses her research on climate change adaptation projects in developing countries.   Transcript Anna McGinn: I am just starting my research project for my master’s thesis. I’m working with Dr. Cindy Isenhour in the Anthropology Department. We are looking at climate change adaptation programs. Climate adaptation is basically when […]

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Karen Stamieszkin

National Science Foundation Fellow Karen Stamiezkin discuses her research on zooplankton fecal pellet carbon export in the ocean.   Transcript Karen Stamieszkin: The ocean’s full of lots of tiny living creatures. Everything in the ocean, all life, is based on carbon like all life on land. The ocean is actually a sink for carbon. As […]

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Kit Hamley

National Science Foundation Fellow Kit Hamley discuses her research on the origins of the extinct warrah in the Falkland Islands.   Transcript Kit Hamley: I’ve always been broadly interested in how humans have interacted with their environment over time. I’m looking at a time period, not just focused on the last couple of hundred years, […]

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Will Kochitzky

National Science Foundation Fellow Will Kochitzky discuses his research on glacial ice sheets.   Transcript Will Kochitzky: I have broad interests in ice bodies around the world. In my undergraduate thesis, I focused on Nevado Coropuna which is an ice cap in rural Peru. It’s one of the highest tropical ice bodies. Previous studies found […]

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Anne Marie Lausier

National Science Foundation Fellow Anne Marie Lausier discuses her research on the inclusion of stakeholder equity considerations in water management and decision-making.   Transcript Anne Marie Lausier: Maine is really lucky to have just a rich array of ecosystems and then, therefore, the services that they provide that are then valued by communities. I research the […]

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Farming the sea

Since the establishment of Maine’s first sea farm in Clark Cove in 1975, the state’s aquaculture industry has grown to 107 companies totaling approximately 113 lease sites and employing approximately 600 people. In 2014, the overall economic impact of Maine aquaculture was $137.6 million, according to a new report by the Aquaculture Research Institute at […]

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Studying water and air quality in Acadia

With more than 47,000 protected acres, 45 ponds and streams, and 10 named wetland areas within or adjacent to the park, Acadia National Park serves as an ideal place for University of Maine researchers to study a variety of topics related to water and air quality. Current projects include investigating watershed processes that lead to […]

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