SBE Graduate Students present in Graduate Student Research Awards Competition!

College of Natural Science, Forestry & Agriculture will be holding a Graduate Student Research Awards Competition on February 27th in Room 57, Stodder Hall!

purple-flower2-150x150SBE Graduate Students Corianne Tatariw and Eric Venturini will be presenting between 11 and 12.

Faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to attend!




10:00 Opening 

10:10 The application of spatial modeling tools to predict abundance and assess landscape factors that impact native bees in Maine’s lowbush blueberries—Shannon Chapin, Department of Wildlife Ecology 

10:30 Smolt phenology and effects of dams on the success of Atlantic salmon smolt migrations in the Penobscot River, Maine—Dan Stich, Department of Wildlife Ecology 

10:50 The effects of high pressure processing on the quality and functionality of abalone meat— Brianna Hughes, School of Food & Agriculture 

11:10 10 minute break 

11:20 The effects of long term atmospheric nitrogen deposition on functional soil microbe communities— Corianne Tatariw, School of Biology & Ecology 

11:40 Enhancing native pollinators in Maine’s lowbush blueberry fields: What to plant and how to plant it—Eric Venturini, School of Biology & Ecology 

12:00 Direct simultaneous detection of various shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli strains by an optical sensing method using Oligonucleotide-functionalized Gold Nanoparticles—Irwin Quintela, School of Food & Agriculture 

12:20 10 minute break 

12:30 Recent climate change compared to the rapid warming at the end of the last ice age: insight from the glacial moraines of New Zealand—Toby Koffman, School of Earth & Climate Sciences 

12:50 Predicting high quality sites of black ash (Fraxinus nigra) across Maine and northern New York: An approach to prioritizing preparedness and management of emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis)— Kara Lorion, School of Forest Resources 

1:10 Developing valley glacier flow models to estimate stability over the Holocene—Seth Campbell, School of Earth & Climate Sciences