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Modeling Spruce Budworm Dispersal and Disturbance

Dr. Brian Sturtevant of the USFS will be presenting his talk on “Process-based Modeling of Spruce Budworm Dispersal and Disturbance” as part of the Barbara Wheatland Seminar Series on Friday, October 12, at 3pm in Nutting Hall. Seminar Abstract The spruce budworm outbreak raging in Quebec is now literally at Maine’s doorstep.  Spruce budworm is […]

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Coordinator Sought for Enhancing Conservation Science Program

Program Coordinator, Enhancing Conservation Science Dr. Sandra De Urioste-Stone (of the Center for Research on Sustainable Forests) at the University of Maine is seeking applicants for a five-year National Research Traineeship (NRT) Program Coordinator position to work on a recently funded National Science Foundation project to develop an interdisciplinary graduate program on resilient ecological conservation […]

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Photo of FOR/Maine press conference in Nutting Hall lobby 9.25.18

FOR/Maine Press Conference Held in Nutting Hall

FOR/Maine (Forest Opportunity Roadmap), a broad coalition working to diversify the state’s wood products businesses, attract capital investments, and develop greater economic prosperity for communities impacted by recent mill closures, will announce an action plan to grow Maine’s forest economy from the current $8.5 billion (annual) to $12 billion by 2025. This growth would position […]

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UMaine Receives $2.9 Million Grant from NSF Research Traineeship Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Traineeship Program (NRT) announced today a $2.9 million grant to Dr. Sandra de Urioste-Stone, Assistant Professor of Nature-based Tourism at the University of Maine, to lead an interdisciplinary team of UMaine faculty (from the Center for Research on Sustainable Forests [CRSF]; Department of Communication and Journalism; Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and […]

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CRSF researchers find ineffectiveness of local zoning on loss of wintering habitat for white-detailed deer

CRSF-affiliated scientists Erin Simons-Legaard, Dan Harrison, and Kasey Legaard have recently published an article on their study of deer wintering habitat in Forest Ecology and Management, based on a project jointly funded by Cooperative Forestry Research Unit (CFRU) and Northern States Research Cooperative (NSRC). The full article is available from the Northeast Forest Information Source […]

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