News and Announcements

Recipient of the 2017 David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship to join Gill’s lab

Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie will complete a project titled, “Conservation Challenges for Tundra Refugia under Climate Change: A Paleoecological Perspective on Subalpine and Alpine Vegetation in Maine” under the academic mentorship of Dr. Jacquelyn Gill at University of Maine and in partnership with Dr. Abe Miller-Rushing at the National Park Service. The Smith Fellowship, the nation’s […]

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SBE Seminar on February 3

School of Biology and Ecology Spring Seminar Series presents: “Inferring biotic interactions over the late Quaternary, and implications for the future” by Dr. Melissa Pardi from the University of New Hampshire.  Friday, February 3, 2017 at 3:15 p.m. in 107 Norman Smith Hall. For information, please contact Dr. Danielle Levesque (danielle.l.levesque@maine.edu, 207-581-2511). All are welcome! Refreshments […]

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SBE Faculty Research Showcase

School of Biology and Ecology Spring Seminar Series presents: SBE FACULTY RESEARCH SHOWCASE 2017 Friday, January 20, 2017 at 3:15 p.m. in 107 Norman Smith Hall. For information, please contact Dr. Danielle Levesque (danielle.l.levesque@maine.edu, 207-581-2511). All are welcome! Refreshments served at 3:00 p.m. If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to […]

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India Stewart ’13 Featured In UMaine Today

India Stewart is featured in UMaine Today as one of the participants of the Maine Track Early Assurance Program, which guarantees students a future spot at Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) while they are still early in their University of Maine undergraduate career. Stewart, a graduate of Bucksport High School, received her degree in […]

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Kim Dao ’14 Featured in UMaine Today

Kimberly Dao, who graduated with a degree in Biology from the University of Maine in 2014, has a feature article dedicated to her in the latest issue of UMaine Today. Kim is currently a student at Tufts University School of Medicine, where she was accepted after applying to the Maine Track Early Assurance Program. Kim […]

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Six SBE Faculty Members Publish an Education Journal Article

Six faculty members in SBE (Karen Pelletreau, Farahad Dastoor, Hamish Greig, Robert Northington, Brian Olsen, and Michelle Smith) are co-authors on a recent publication about teaching the Central Dogma, which is a core concept of biology. The UMaine faculty led a collaboration with faculty from the University of Georgia, University of Colorado-Boulder, University of South […]

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New Graduate Fellowship for the School of Biology and Ecology

The Ellen Keough Hodosh, PhD, Graduate Fellowship Fund was established in 2016 in the University of Maine Foundation for the benefit of the University of Maine, Orono, Maine, with a gift from Ralph J. Hodosh in loving memory of his wife, Ellen Keough Hodosh. Ralph and Ellen were first generation college students, met at the […]

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SBE Graduate Featured in UMaine Today

Noelle Leon-Palmer, a recent School of Biology and Ecology graduate, was interviewed for a feature in UMaine Today. Noelle discusses her honors thesis about the physiology, neurobiology, and endocrinology of love, playing on the University of Maine women’s soccer team, and her upcoming position as an honors associate in the Honors College. Click here to […]

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Drummond Featured in UMaine Today

The Drummond lab is profiled in this UMaine Today feature, including discussions about Dr. Frank Drummond’s decades of bee research, colony collapse disorder, and current ongoing research by the many students and technicians involved with the lab. Click here to read the full feature at UMaine Today.    

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Plummeting Saltmarsh Sparrow Population Makes Headlines

Research from Dr. Brian Olsen’s lab, in conjunction with the Saltmarsh Habitat & Avian Research Program (SHARP), shows that the saltmarsh sparrow population in Maine has decreased nearly 11 percent annually since 1998. The AP version of the article was distributed by ABC News, the Washington Post, and many others. Click here to read details […]

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Hamley Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Catherine (Kit) Hamley, a graduate student under School of Biology and Ecology professor, Jacquelyn Gill, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to continue her research in Quaternary studies while pursuing a doctorate degree through the Ecology and Environmental Sciences Program. Hamley’s work to date has focused on the Falkland Islands where […]

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Wood Named A UMaine 2016 Outstanding Graduating Student

School of Biology and Ecology student, Elizabeth Wood of Catlett, Virginia, has been named the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture at the University of Maine. Wood is an honors student majoring in biology with a pre-med concentration, and a minor in chemistry. She is a member of UMaine’s […]

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2016 School of Biology and Ecology Student Awards, Prizes, and Scholarships

SBE Academic Awards Highest GPA in a major within the School First Year Katherine Evans Lucia Guarnieri Emily Gagne Sophomore Jackson Foley Callie Greco Jacqueline Lambert Junior Sigrid Koizar Kaitlin Clark Haley Netherton Senior Elizabeth Wood Erik Holmsen School of Biology & Ecology Academic Achievement Award Awarded to the graduating senior having the highest GPA […]

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Greig Receives Maine Sea Grant

Hamish Greig has received a Maine Sea Grant to study Atlantic Salmon. Click here to read the full story. Maine Sea Grant awards funds for three UMaine research projects  

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Smith Receives PALM Fellowship

Chris Baker, a postdoc from the Jackson Laboratory, and Michelle Smith, and assistant professor in the School of Biology and Ecology and member of the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education, were awarded a PALM fellowship from the Genetics Society of America. This is the first year the PALM fellowship has been awarded, and […]

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A New Perspective on Old Ideas: Welcoming Danielle Levesque

   Living in one place, studying one central ecosystem, working with a species that can be explained in one sentence…these things, among many others, will likely never play a role in Danielle Levesque’s research in the mammalian world. Ever since discovering in her undergraduate years that she did not need to be a vet to […]

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The Ecology and Evolution of Everything: A Discussion Group

We will meet: This & Every Thursday @ 11:00 – 12:15 in centrally located  101 Norman Smith Hall Intended for students, faculty, and staff! This spring, faculty from Biology & Ecology, Economics, and Wildlife Ecology will again offer a weekly discussion group open to all who are interested.  Largely the group will cover three themes across both non-human and human systems: […]

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