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SBE Students Gain Early Admission to Tufts Medical School

India Stewart and Margaret Varney, undergraduates in the School of Biology, are among five University of Maine students in the Maine Track Early Assurance program that received early acceptance to Tufts University School of Medicine. Read the entire story here.

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SBE doctoral student awarded Smithsonian Fellowship

Congratulations to Chris Tonra, recent recipient of the highly competitive Smithsonian Institute Pre-doctoral Fellowship! Chis is a doctoral student advised by Dr. Rebecca Holberton at the University of Maine. Chris will use the fellowship to spend his final doctoral year working with Dr. Peter Marra at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and National Zoo, analyzing […]

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Malcolm Shick

Courtney Wigdahl

Courtney Wigdahl began studying limnology with Jasmine Saros as an undergrad at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. Now, a Ph.D. student in Ecology and Environmental Science and still working with Saros, Wigdahl combines her background in biology and ecology with the resources of the Climate Change Institute. Wigdahl studies salinity variation in salt […]

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Chris Tonra

Chris Tonra has been a lover of wild birds since the age of 12 growing up on Long Island, NY. This fascination with birds led Chris to pursue a career in ornithology, eventually receiving a Masters of Science in Wildlife Ecology from Humboldt State University in California. During his time in California, Chris became interested […]

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Allison Byrd

Allie Byrd was fascinated by the natural world at a young age and her interest in wildlife lead her to pursue a B.S. degree in Wildlife Biology at the University of Rhode Island. Upon graduation, Allie worked on research projects with numerous species ranging from black bears to brook trout, but a field job in […]

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Maureen Correll

My thesis research interests for my MS are in the biogeography of tidal marsh bird populations on the northern Atlantic coast. Specifically I will be concentrating on change in the populations of Saltmarsh and Nelson’s sparrows, Willets, and Common Terns, all of which are birds that use tidal marsh habitat heavily either for breeding or […]

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Frank Drummond Interviewed by Bangor Daily News 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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