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Andrea Nurse

Paleoecology Research Associate, Climate Change Institute

Andrea Nurse

Contact Information

Email/web:
andrea.nurse@umit.maine.edu
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Address:
112 Sawyer Research Building
Climate Change Institute 
Orono, ME  04469

Biosketch

Paleoecology research assistant specializing in pollen and plant macrofossil analyses for northeastern North America, northern Europe and arctic regions and in moisture balance (lake level) analysis. Extensive field experience in coring lakes and wetlands, monitoring rare plant sites, and providing research support in eastern forests and western alpine regions. Adjunct lecturer in climate change and Maine surficial geology at University of Maine Farmington.

Publications

  • Barton, A.M., Nurse, A.M., Michaud, K., Hardy, S.W. 2010. Use of CART Analysis to Differentiate Pollen of Red Pine (Pinus resinosa) and Jack Pine (P. banksiana) in New England. Quarternary Research, in press.
  • Saros, J.E., Rose, K.C., Clow, D.W., Stephens, V.C., Nurse, A.M., Arnett, H.A., Stone, J.R., Williamson, C.E., Wolfe, A.P., 2010. Melting Alpine Glaciers enrich High-Elevation Lakes with Reactive Nitrogen. Environmental Science Technology, in press.
  • K√∂ster, D., Lichter, J., Lea, P.D., and Nurse, A. 2007: Historical eutrophication in a river-estuary complex in mid-coast Maine. Ecological Applications 17(3), 765-778.
  • Dieffenbacher-Krall, A. and Nurse, A. 2005: Late-glacial and Holocene record of lake levels of Mathews Pond and Whitehead Lake, Northern Maine, USA. Journal of Paleolimnology 34, 283-310.
  • Nurse, A. 2003: 12,000-year record of lake-level and vegetation change at Mathews Pond, Piscataquis County, Maine, USA. Masters of Science Thesis, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, Orono, ME.

Education

M.S in Quaternary Science, UM Climate Change Institute; MBA, Thomas College

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