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CRSF Releases Center for Advanced Forestry Systems Annual Report

UMaine’s CRSF, lead site for the NSF-supported Industry/University Research Cooperative Center for Advanced Forestry Systems (CAFS), has released the 2021 CAFS Annual Report. The report includes CAFS single and multi-site project updates, Center activities, and plans for the upcoming year. CAFS academic partners are University of Maine (lead site), University of Georgia, Purdue University, Oregon […]

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MGI Celebrates World GIS Day

November 3, 2021— The Maine Geospatial Institute (MGI) of the University of Maine System will celebrate World GIS Day on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. MGI will celebrate innovative applications and thought leadership in the field of geographic information systems (GIS) by inviting the community to participate in two socially-distant ways: World GIS Day 2021

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Soucy et al. Publish Findings on Climate Change Risk Perceptions

The state of Maine is particularly sensitive to climatic changes given its high percentage of forested lands and socio-economic dependence on natural resources. Understanding the determinants of climate change risk perceptions among forest resource stakeholders is critical to eliciting broad support for adaptation. In this article just published in Society & Natural Resources, UMaine researchers Alyssa […]

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CRSF’s Weiskittel and Fraver Rank in Top 2% of Elsevier Scholarship

CRSF’s Dr. Aaron Weiskittel and Dr. Shawn Fraver, along with FOREST-affiliated researchers Dr. Mehdi Tajvidi and Dr. Douglas Gardner (all faculty in UMaine’s School of Forest Resources) have been ranked in the top 2% of scientists worldwide for their scholarship impact by a metric from Elsevier BV. Elsevier BV’s publicly available database of over 100,000 […]

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The Northeastern States Research Cooperative announces a Request for Proposals

Northeastern States Research Cooperative announces a Request for Proposals. Details at: RFP Timeline: Pre-proposals are due by October 27, 2021. Full proposals will be due January 18, 2022. Notifications of final proposal selections will be made in April 2022. Funding will be awarded in May 2022 in time for the 2022 field season. The […]

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US Forest Size-Density at Potential Tipping Point?

The number of trees that can occupy any given space—known as live tree size-density metrics—have informed the management of forest stands for many decades. Monitoring key forest attributes across time and space is vital to ensure the health and effectiveness of large-scale management efforts and policies. This just-released peer-reviewed article in Scientific Reports (, co-authored […]

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CRSF Continues NSF EPSCoR INSPIRES Project into Year 3; Awarded Supplemental Funding

The Center for Research on Sustainable Forests (CRSF) is pleased to announce ongoing support for the INSPIRES EPSCoR RII Track-2 (Award #1920908; Leveraging Intelligent Informatics and Smart Data for Improved Understanding of Northern Forest Ecosystem Resiliency) project. INSPIRES is a multi-jurisdictional effort across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont led by project investigator Dr. Aaron Weiskittel of the University of Maine’s CRSF. INSPIRES […]

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