News and Announcements

SBE Professor Mike Kinnison Interviewed About New Movie

SBE’s Mike Kinnison, an associate professor of evolutionary applications, was interviewed for a segment of the web series “Down to Earth” in a YouTube video about the new movie, “Salmon Fishing in Yemen.” Kinnison said the idea of salmon fishing in Yemen is far-fetched because Yemen has no year-round flowing rivers. Kinnison also discussed efforts […]

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New Assitant Director of SBE Ann Dieffenbacher-Krall

The School of Biology and Ecology would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Assistant Director for Administration, Dr. Ann Dieffenbacher-Krall.  Ann comes to us from the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, where she has directed the Paleoecology Research Laboratory for the past six years.  She brings experience in research […]

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SBE Grad Published in Major Journal

Congratulations to SBE Grad Adrienne Leppold on her recent publication in of her book chapter, “The Boreal Landbird Component of Migrant Bird Communities in Eastern North America”, co-authored with Robert Mulvihill. The chapter, Chapter 6, appears in “Boreal Birds of North American: A Hemispheric View of Their Conservation Links and Significance“, edited by J.V. Wells, […]

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Former SBE Director, Staff and Faculty to be Recognized

Jody Jellison, former Director of the School of Biology and Ecology, will be recognized on Thursday, May 19th 2011 at UMaine’s Retiree Recognition Banquet. Jody is being recognized for her 26 years of dedication to the University. The School of Biology and Ecology will also be well-represented at the separate Employee Recognition Banquet scheduled for […]

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SBE Grad Student Expo Winner

Congratulations to Megan Patterson for 3rd place in the oral presentation division for her presentation “Negative effect of Phostrol on Colorado Potato Beetles” Original post 2011-05-03 15:31:25

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Frank Drummond Interviewed by BDN about Bumblebee Study

University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and bee specialist, Frank Drummond, was interviewed for an article in the Bangor Daily News about Maine’s recovering honey and bumblebee populations. Drummond discussed research he is doing in Jonesboro to determine how bees used to pollinate blueberry fields are affected by different pesticides.

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Henry Lab Grad Student Wins Two Awards

Michelle Goody, a 2007 graduate of the School of Biology and Ecology, and current graduate student from Clarrissa Henry’s Lab, received the College of Natural Sciences Forestry and Agriculture Graduate Research Excellence Award. In addition, Goody won Outstanding Platform Presentation at the 2nd North Atlantic Zebrafish Research Symposium in Halifx, Nova Scotia, Canada. Goody is […]

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Sara Bushmann Receives NIFA Fellowship

Sara Bushmann, a PhD candidate studying with Dr. Frank Drummond, has won a coveted National Institute of Food and Agriculture PhD Fellowship. This fellowship will provide a stipend and research expenses for the final two years of her project. “The purpose of my project is to determine the relative economic values of wild bee pollinators […]

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College of NSFA Honors SBE Faculty and Students

School of Biology and Ecology faculty were honored with a number of awards at the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture awards ceremony. Seanna Annis, whose research focuses on the diseases affecting Maine’s wild blueberries, received the 2011 NSFA Agriculture Award. Andre Alyokhin, who researches potato insect pest management and ecology of invasive insect […]

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SBE Students Recognized at Annual Awards Ceremony

High acheiving undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Biology and Ecology were honored with a reception and awards ceremony on April 20th. Family and friends of the awardees gathered with faculty members to celebrate a variety of accomplishments. 2010-2011 SBE Undergraduate Award Winners SBE Academic Acheivement Award Kristopher Cooper SBE Academic Senior Awards […]

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Saros Selected for 2011 Summer Faculty Research Award

Congratulations to Jasmine Saros, Associate Professor of Paleoecology and Biological Sciences at UMaine! Her work on developing an Arctic Ecology research program has earned her the 2011 Summer Faculty Research Award. Recipients are selected based on recommendations by the Faculty Research Funds Committee.  The Faculty Research Funds Program is part of a broader investment strategy […]

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SBE’S Mary Tyler Wins Prestigious Award in Developmental Biology

University of Maine zoology Professor Mary S. Tyler has won the 2011 Viktor Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize from the Society of Developmental Biology. Tyler’s research in developmental biology includes the area of genetic controls and tissue interactions during embryonic development, which she examines using experimental and histological techniques. She works with digital video in the […]

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SBE Faculty Member Awarded NSF Grant

Kevin Simon is part of a research team at U. Maine that was recently awarded a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation.  The team includes faculty from 4 different academic units on campus:  Ivan Fernandez (PSE, lead PI), Kevin Simon (SBE), Jean MacRae (CIE), Stom Ohno (PSE), and Steve Norton (ERS).  They, along […]

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UMaine Contributes to Research on Songbird Migration in the Gulf of Maine

The Gulf of Maine serves as a major songbird migration route for birds making the journey from Canada to South America to escape our long, cold winter season. Rebecca Holberton, Associate Professor of Biology at UMaine, and UMaine Graduate Student Adrienne Leppold have been working in recent years on a research project in association with […]

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