News & Events

Hiring: Research Associate-AmeriFlux Site Manager

The Center for Research on Sustainable Forests is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to manage the AmeriFlux site at Howland Research Forest, central Maine, USA. The position is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Howland Forest aimed at maintaining the site as an active research location. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (1) Conduct data analyses and […]

Read more

Weiskittel Weighs in on Wildfire Potential in the Northeast

Climate change could create—and is already creating—the conditions that could make wildfires in northeastern forests more likely. “New England has a lot of forests that can potentially burn and create conditions similar to what we see in the western U.S.,” said Atmos interviewee Aaron Weiskittel, director of the University of Maine’s Center for Research on […]

Read more

Spruce Budworm Task Force Releases Summary Update

Orono, Maine — The Maine Spruce Budworm Task Force, formed in summer 2013 by the University of Maine Cooperative Forestry Research Unit (CFRU), Maine Forest Service (MFS), and Maine Forest Products Council (MFPC) to begin preparing for the next outbreak of the eastern spruce budworm, has released an update to its 2016 Task Force report. […]

Read more

Forests & Forest Products Specialist Opening Announced

The University of Maine recently established an office of climate science information coordination, the Maine Climate Science Information Exchange (MCSIE), which will include three Specialists with expertise in different critical sectors of Maine’s natural resource-based economy. MCSIE will focus on research and science capacity discovery, information coordination, and relationship building to support the implementation of […]

Read more

CRSF logo with leaf background

UMaine secures USDA grant for forest resilience research

CRSF Director Aaron Weiskittel (Co-PI), Dr. Songlin Fein (PI, Purdue University). and Dr. Pete Bettinger (Co-PI, University of Georgia) have been awarded a $10 million USDA-NIFA grant that will use digital technology to improve the health and sustainability of forests. High-accuracy automated measurement will serve as the project core. “Maine’s landscape has created incredible recreational […]

Read more

CRSF logo with leaf background

Brown Ash, Emerald Ash Borer Focus of March Webinar/Field Tour

Join panelists John Daigle, Tyler Everett, Emily Francis, Andy Shultz, and Mike Parisio as they discuss species preservation goals in the context of Brown Ash in the face of emerald ash borer (EAB) on March 1 (webinar) and March 3 (field tour). The webinar will include a Maine Forest Service update on EAB status, traps, […]

Read more

CRSF logo with leaf background

Scientist To Go Spotlights Aaron Weiskittel

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) will feature Dr. Aaron Weiskittel on their “Scientist To Go” series (Tuesday, Feb 7, at 10 am) where he will highlight how forestry has the potential to help address climate change. GMRI’s Scientist To Go program allows for students to meet with a wide range of scientists and […]

Read more

Weiskittel to Speak at State of AI in Maine Event

The State of AI in Maine Event co-hosted by the The Roux Institute and the Institute for Experiential AI The State of AI in Maine will celebrate the release of a report by the Roux Institute and the Institute for Experiential AI (EAI) at Northeastern University exploring Maine’s early and surprising AI breakthroughs. Leaders will […]

Read more