National Science Foundation EPSCoR Funds Maine Environmental DNA Initiative

The National Science Foundation EPSCoR recently awarded the University of Maine and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (along with other collaborators and organizations) a $20 million grant to help fund the Maine Environmental DNA Initiative (or Maine-eDNA).  Maine-eDNA hopes to position Maine as “a national leader in the understanding and sustainable use of coastal ecosystems,” and help us “better understand our coastal ecosystem.”  UMaine’s science lead for the program is the SBE’s very own Michael Kinnison.  If you’d like to read more about this project and grant, you can click here to read more about it.

Published August 30, 2019.