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February 2017
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Browntail Moth Presentation in Kennebunkport

February 28 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, 57 Gravelly Brook Rd.
Kennebunkport, ME 04014 United States
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The effects of the browntail moth on the coastal area of Kennebunkport and Biddeford will be the focus of a panel presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The browntail moth, a destructive, invasive insect, can defoliate a tree just as buds are opening in the spring. The moth’s microscopic hairs also can cause rash and respiratory problems in humans. Panel members include Amanda Couture, Board of Pesticides Control; Kyle Rosenberg, arborist; Frank Wertheim, UMaine Extension educator; and representatives from KCT and…

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March 2017

School of Biology and Ecology Seminar: Dr. Steve Munger, The Jackson Laboratory

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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School of Biology and Ecology Seminar Spring 2017 presents Dr. Steve Munger, The Jackson Laboratory. Hosted by Han Tan. Light refreshments served at 3:00 p.m.  

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2017 Maine Aquaculture R&D and Education Summit

March 6 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
University of Maine Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave, Route 3
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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Exploring cutting edge solutions for Maine’s aquaculture industry’s research, development and education needs. Be a part of Maine’s aquaculture future: join us for the 3rd Annual Maine Aquaculture Research, Development, and Education Summit. Hosted by: Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) Maine EPSCoR Click Here to Register Save the date for the Annual Maine Aquaculture Research, Development and Education Summit. Last year 222 people attended the event, representing every part of the aquaculture sector:…

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Browntail Moth Presentation in Freeport

March 9 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Freeport Town Council Chambers, 30 Main St.
Freeport, ME 04013 United States
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The browntail moth and its effects on trees and people will be the focus of a presentation Thursday, March 9, 2017. The browntail moth, a destructive, invasive insect, can defoliate a tree just as buds are opening in the spring. The moth’s microscopic hairs also can cause rash and respiratory problems in humans. UMaine Extension staff member and Master Gardener volunteer Lynne Holland will present a slide show and answer questions from the audience.

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Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology Seminar

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nutting Hall, Room 204, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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"Conservation behavior: a fearful perspective," presented by Dr. Daniel Blumstein, University of California, Los Angeles.

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Frankenfood or Farm Fresh? Communicating Aquaculture’s Promises and Perils

March 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A talk by Laura Rickard, Assistant Professor, Communication and Journalism. Part of the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions Spring 2017 Seminar Series. For a full list of seminars, visit umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/seminars/.

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Earth’s Dynamic Forests: Pushing the Limits of Change Detectability with Remote Sensing

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nutting Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Presented by Warren Cohen, Professor, Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University. Part of the Barbara Wheatland Spring 2017 Seminar Series. For more information and a full schedule of events, click here.  

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Earth’s Dynamic Forests: Pushing the Limits of Change Detectability with Remote Sensing — Barbara Wheatland Seminar

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nutting Hall, Room 204, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A presentation by Professor Warren Cohen, Oregon State University The Barbara Wheatland Seminar Series seeks to recruit prominent speakers on advanced, cutting-edge research and applications of remote sensing and associated geospatial technology that relate to forestry, conservation, climate change, or other areas of concern. Made possible with generous support from the Maine Timberlands Charitable Trust

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Mammoths in Maine

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bodwell Lounge, Collins Center for the Arts
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A talk by Professor Emeritus Hal Borns and Gary Hoyle, artist and former curator of natural history and exhibit artist at the Maine State Museum. Part of the Phi Beta Kappa Spring 2017 series of talks. Abstract: Mammoths lived on nearly all continents.  In North America, the Columbian mammoth was well established when the wooly mammoth arrived from Siberia. By the end of the Ice Age all mammoths had gone extinct except for a relic population on Wrangle Island, which survived until…

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School of Biology and Ecology Seminar: Dr. Sandra Rehan, University of New Hampshire

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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School of Biology and Ecology Seminar Spring 2017 presents Dr. Sandra Rehan, University of New Hampshire. Hosted by Frank Drummond. Light refreshments served at 3 p.m.

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Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology Seminar

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nutting Hall, Room 204, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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"The impact of lakeshore housing development on carnivore distribution in Northern Wisconsin," presented by Daniel Haskell, Michigan Tech University.

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Enhancing Biodiversity in the Corn Belt to Improve Environmental Quality and Crop Production

March 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A talk by Matt Liebman, Professor of agronomy, H.A. Wallace Endowed Chair for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University. Co-sponsored by the School of Food and Agriculture. Part of the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions Spring 2017 Seminar Series. For a full list of seminars, visit umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/seminars/.

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School of Biology and Ecology Seminar: Dr. Holly Ganz, UC Davis Genome Center

March 31 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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School of Biology and Ecology Seminar Spring 2017 presents Dr. Holly Ganz, UC Davis Genome Center. Hosted by Pauline Kamath and Kristy Townsend. Light refreshments served at 3:00 p.m.

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April 2017

Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology Seminar

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nutting Hall, Room 204, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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"Disturbing rattlesnakes: how landscape disturbances affect timber rattlesnake populations," presented by Dr. Christopher Howey, Pennsylvania State University.

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Dams and Fish: Understanding Our Impounded Legacy

April 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A talk by Joseph Zydlewski, Professor, Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology; Assistant Unit Leader, USGS Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Part of the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions Spring 2017 Seminar Series. For a full list of seminars, visit umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/seminars.

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SERVIR: Connecting Space to Village through Regional Geospatial Hubs around the World

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nutting Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Presented by Daniel Irwin, Earth Scientist and SERVIR Director, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Part of the Barbara Wheatland Spring 2017 Seminar Series. For more information and a full schedule of events, click here.  

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SERVIR: Connecting Space to Village through Regional Geospatial Hubs around the World — Barbara Wheatland Seminar

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nutting Hall, Room 204, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A presentation by Daniel Irwin, Earth Scientist and SERVIR Director, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. The Barbara Wheatland Seminar Series seeks to recruit prominent speakers on advanced, cutting-edge research and applications of remote sensing and associated geospatial technology that relate to forestry, conservation, climate change, or other areas of concern. Made possible with generous support from the Maine Timberlands Charitable Trust.

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School of Economics Seminar

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Winslow Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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School of Economics Seminar Spring 2017 presents: "Estimating the Capacity of Local Food Consumption in the New England Region of the United States," a talk by Farhana Nusrat, M.S. student, School of Economics. "Research and Development Spending and the Innovation Economy of Maine," a talk by Sean Larkin, M.S. student, School of Economics.  

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School of Biology and Ecology Seminar: Dr. Ashley Webb, Brown University

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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School of Biology and Ecology Seminar Spring 2017 presents Dr. Ashley Webb, Brown University. Hosted by Kristy Townsend. Light refreshments served at 3:00 p.m.

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Whale Biology Seminar, Dr. Mark Baumgartner of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nutting Hall, Room 204, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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"Whale Biology," presented by Dr. Mark Baumgartner, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

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